August 29, 2009

Photos from Seizing the Moment

Ben Jealous

JD LasicaSpent Friday at Seizing the Moment, the sold-out, end-of-summer Garage/Summer Institute at San Francisco State University featuring a rich array of speakers who provided training in multimedia, new media, social media and more. I gave a 90-minute Social Media Bootcamp with Susan Mernit, and I’ll post the presentation on Monday.

Above is Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP, whose talk ended the conference. (I enjoyed meeting him and admire his work.) Here’s an 11-picture photo set of Seizing the Moment.

August 20, 2009

Social networks: 8 ways to engage users with news

JD LasicaHere’s a slightly revised version of the Social Networks: Engaging Users With News webinar I gave to a few hundred virtual attendees when I flew out to the Poynter Institute in Florida in May.

The slideshow offers eight different areas of social networking that news publishers — anyone from a single individual to a full newsroom — can leverage to engage people around news events in a more robust, interactive way. Specifically:

  • Blue skies: new approaches to news
  • Google Map mashups
  • Instant social networks
  • Geocoding and citizen photography
  • The awesomeness of Twitter
  • Widgets: tapping into local conversations
  • Facebook & the news
  • Community video

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