Musing Category

The all mighty page view

In: Musing

Pageviews. We need to constantly think of ways to generate them – some legitimate, some not so much. It’s the ‘not so much’ pageviews that for some reason are really starting to get under my skin. The ones that don’t irritate Google, but are still blatant in their intent. You’re obviously just out for views […]

Twitter has a long way to go

In: Musing, Social Media

Working with journalists on social media initiatives and devouring tech blogs that post a lot of social media analysis caused me to lose touch with reality a little. It’s easy to be in my bubble surrounded by people who easily switch between Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus while happily trying out whatever new social media […]

Missing the point

In: Musing, Social Media, Tools of the trade

A fundamental thing that Newspaper Journalists Against Twitter fail to remember is that while live-tweeting a presser or breaking news event is important, it’s never the whole story. Also, not all of our readers are using Twitter. Granted that number is dwindling every day, but there will always be someone who prefers to read the […]

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