Archiv für den Tag Juli 4, 2005

Blogging in 5000 Wörtern (CH-Blogger und die Medien)

Die zwei Welten verstehen sich einfach nicht…
Wo die einen zu möglichst vielen reden und broadcasten, sprechen die anderen zu den happy few, die dafür partizipieren. Beide haben andere Schwerpunkte, die – noch – unüberbrückbar scheinen. Dass sich das ändern wird, davon bin ich überzeugt. Aber nicht nur bei den Broadcastern, sondern auch bei den CH-Bloggern und -Bloggerinnen.

Da Bloggen auch immer Empowerment ist, fände ich es deshalb sinnvoll, dass die Blogger sich mal am journalistischen Format versuchen.

Erkläre in 5000 Zeichen, um was es beim Bloggen geht. Gehe davon aus, dass Dein Zielpublikum nichts oder wenig darüber weiss.

Vielleicht gibts nachher auch Journalisten für die das Bloggen attraktiv wird. Was meints ihr?

Permalinks might be an equally good proxy to authority and a better measure of influence

I honestly never saw someone putting the power law into question. I’ve seem to have missed that paper:
From Audience, structure and authority in the weblog community*.

The initial excitement over the weblog power law made many webloggers uncomfortable. How can a person get excited about a medium where attention is garnered by the number of weeks one has participated? Looking only at popularity by blogroll rank, it does appear that the “rich get richer,” but another assessment of authority, permalinks, might be an equally good proxy to authority and a better measure of influence.

Barabási has noted that the growth of scale free networks is not only determined by the age of nodes, but also by the node strength, an undefined property related to a node’s ability to acquire links. Permalink rank might be an accurate way of measuring node strength, and a better proxy to authority and influence at a given point in time.

* C. Marlow, 2004. To be presented at the International Communication Association Conference, May, 2004, New Orleans, LA

Via Bryan

NeoRadio movement

In the recent MA Leader Studies, the Radio decline was the most obvious. Here is one of the ChangeThis Manifestos which doesn’t provide a recipe but hints at the solution.

This is Radio Clash: A Manifesto for Creating a Meaningful Radio Experience
Radio is under fire. Radio companies think it is about the technology. Fred Jacobs suggests they should start with the listeners.

Radio’s myopic practices are threatening its future as they would any business that focuses on commerce over content. When radio had little direct competition, a cavalier attitude might have been passable. In the old days, disgruntled radio listeners simply retreated to their own personal music collections of albums, 8-tracks, cassettes, or CDs. But given the landscape of new media choices, consumers are doing what they do best — fleeing to attractive new options that put them in control. Video games, iPods, Internet radio, and satellite radio have captured the attention and imaginations of our 18-24 year olds — and this trend is spreading to other demographic groups. This “tyranny of choice” affects all traditional media. Like radio, television and print have come under intense pressure because of new entertainment choices.

[…] NeoRadio is about listeners and what they want. It’s the opposite of the post-Telecom Act Wall Street norm. Radio’s charm has always been its ability to reflect the vibe of its local communities, large and small. We heard this in the days and weeks after 9/11when many local radio stations stepped out and provided a hometown voice for their listeners. NeoRadio embraces that grassroots approach every day.

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See also: Fred Jacobs Blog