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Booting Up: 3D Printed Guns Are Coming Edition

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(Photo: Instagram, @pinkla16) Thanksgiving beat out Hurricane Sandy as the most-Instagrammed event, solidifying it more as a Path-type social network than the future of citizen journalism. [PandoDaily] The Wiki Weapon Project could be testing its 3D printed guns by end of year. [The Guardian] Courts continue to wrangle over the...
Booting Up: 3D Printed Guns Are Coming Edition

Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

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Edward Davis says that the identification system used by the city "came up empty." The breakthrough came as a result of a mixture of citizen journalism, police legwork, and technology--one agent watched the same video clip 400 times. The police investigation into last week's Boston Marathon bombing, and the...
Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

Meet the man behind "Is Twitter Wrong?" who helped debunk fake pictures during Hurricane Sandy

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Yesterday was a big day for citizen journalism. At one point during the storm users were posting 10 pictures to Instagram every second, and check out this dizzying website that displays in real-time every photo uploaded to Twitter with the tag #Sandy. But it was also a day for citizen and...
Meet the man behind "Is Twitter Wrong?" who helped debunk fake pictures during Hurricane Sandy

Library of Congress will complete Twitter archive through 2010 this month, now has 170B tweets on file

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Way back in April of 2010 the Library of Congress and Twitter signed an agreement that provided the institution with all public tweets from 2006 through April of 2010. Today, the LoC has announced that it will complete that initial archiving work this month, and will continue to collect them...
Library of Congress will complete Twitter archive through 2010 this month, now has 170B tweets on file

Startup News: The Library of Congress Has a Twitter Problem

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Congress Fail Whale (Photo: blogspot.com) API Rate Limit Exceeded Back in April of 2010, the Library of Congress promised to add every tweet up to that date to its famous archives. But like anyone following too many people at once, it’s just caused one big mess. The library now has an archive...
Startup News: The Library of Congress Has a Twitter Problem

Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

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Issue of image copyright highlighted as major media outlets use photos taken by Twitter account holders and posted on siteThe fatal helicopter crash in London on Wednesday morning once again put Twitter in the spotlight, with the social network beating traditional media to the story with instant eyewitness accounts, pictures...
Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

YouTube Introduces Face-Blurring Tool

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YouTube's newest feature is a one-click face scrambler for uploaded videos. The target audience? Syrian activists... and soccer moms who don't want their child's face online.Citizen reporters in war zones and unfree societies around the world, from Syria to Zimbabwe, have embraced YouTube. YouTube has now launched a new tool...
YouTube Introduces Face-Blurring Tool

Personalization and the future of Digg

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I recently talked to Joe Stump, CTO of SimpleGeo, about a number of topics related to location and databases. In the course of the interview, we also got around to discussing Digg. Previous to launching SimpleGeo, Stump was the lead architect at Digg, and he has a lot of insight...
Personalization and the future of Digg

With A Revenue Model In Sight, Crowdsourced News Service Blottr Raises $612K For Its Content Syndication Platform NewsPoint

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Blottr, the crowd-sourced (or citizen journalism) news service, has raised an additional £400,000 (~$612k) to help scale NewsPoint, its syndication platform that lets publishers/broadcaster purchase user-submited content to help power their web sites and news rooms. It brings the total raised by the London, UK-headquartered company to £1.4 million ($2.1m)....
With A Revenue Model In Sight, Crowdsourced News Service Blottr Raises $612K For Its Content Syndication Platform NewsPoint

Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy has definitely affected a big part of the United States. For many of us, we have families and loved ones living in the affected regions and worry about their safety. Now that the storm has mostly passed through, the focus is on surveying the damage — to help...
Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy

HowDo's maker-oriented micro-guides can now be embedded on the web

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The DIY micro-guide platform HowDo, which we last covered back in October last year, has just launched on the web. It was previously only available on iOS. HowDo is an intriguing little startup. Based in Berlin, the company’s platform offers a very simple way to create instructional storyboards: you just...
HowDo's maker-oriented micro-guides can now be embedded on the web
People Get Their News from YouTube, Apparently?

Citizen journalism at work: Unemployed British man becomes Syrian weapons expert

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While some traditional journalists may not like the term, we’ve seen a growing number of examples of “citizen journalism” emerge that make it obvious how powerful that phenomenon has become — from the Pakistani programmer who live-tweeted the Osama bin Laden raid and the network of Twitter followers Andy Carvin...
Citizen journalism at work: Unemployed British man becomes Syrian weapons expert

Blottr brings citizen journalism headlines to Facebook with new app

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Blottr, the ‘people powered news service’ has launched a new Facebook app so that readers can share and comment without having to leave the network. The company originally encouraged the development of hyper-local citizen journalism in London, but then expanded to cover other cities around the UK and then moved...
Blottr brings citizen journalism headlines to Facebook with new app

Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sets Up Shop To Help Fund Journalism Disruptors Like Wikileaks

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This is cool to see. An absolutely awesome group of folks have set up a project called the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is raising money to donate to various online projects that (you guessed it) help create a more free and open press. Part of the idea is...
Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sets Up Shop To Help Fund Journalism Disruptors Like Wikileaks
Killer Story: School Shooting Drama Unfolds on Facebook

See The Nemo Storm Through Hundreds Of Different Lenses

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Chute powered with NBC News to create a Stormgrams map to show what's happening around the country. Want to see what Nemo finding the Northeast looks like? Partnering with Chute, NBC News has created a "Stormgrams" map of the United States with photos of the storm submitted by users...
See The Nemo Storm Through Hundreds Of Different Lenses

What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor

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They know their children aren't writing great novels – but at least some parents are encouraging the creation generationYou can count on a kneejerk reaction against any praise of democratising technologies – typically from the people who have made their livings in the days before abundance replaced scarcity. So it...
What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor

After Putting Its Freelance Journalists In Jeopardy, Yahoo Says Problem Is Fixed (YHOO)

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Yahoo said earlier today that it has fixed the security vulnerability that let hackers obtain and publish 450,000 email addresses and passwords used by freelance contributors to Yahoo Voices. Furthermore, Yahoo said the data was old, containing only login information used by contributors who had signed up before May 2010,...
After Putting Its Freelance Journalists In Jeopardy, Yahoo Says Problem Is Fixed (YHOO)

Financial Times CIO manages media shifts inside and out

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From the hot metal press to desktop publishing and broadcasting via radio or television, the media has always been driven by technology. You could argue that technology created the media, enabling the dissemination of information with an ambition greater than any town crier could have mustered. As it turns...
Financial Times CIO manages media shifts inside and out
YouTube Encourages Users To Video Their Vote

David Carr on newspapers, Twitter and citizen journalism

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New York Times writer David Carr may not want to admit that he is a kind of rock star in media circles, but judging by the sold-out crowd of media types who showed up to watch him be interviewed by CBC radio host Michael Enright in Toronto on Thursday night,...
David Carr on newspapers, Twitter and citizen journalism

Learning from this week's crash course in citizen journalism

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As newspapers and other traditional media continue to lay off reporters and even shut down their printing presses, one of the big questions has been what will fill the gap that is left — where will the journalism come from? In some cases, papers are outsourcing hyper-local reporting to...
Learning from this week's crash course in citizen journalism

Syria, citizen journalism and the capital T truth

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As we’ve described a number of times at GigaOM, journalism has become something that virtually anyone can practice now, thanks to social tools and digital media, and this democratization of distribution has had a profound effect on the coverage of uprisings in Egypt and Libya, and more recently in...
Syria, citizen journalism and the capital T truth

Puerto Rico Earthquake Survivors Immediately “Like” Facebook Page

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Puerto Rico just over 60 miles from San Juan this morning. Thankfully, damage and casualties appear to have been minimal, but that didn’t stop an impromptu community from popping up on the web within hours of the event.A Facebook page called “Yo tambien senti...
Puerto Rico Earthquake Survivors Immediately “Like” Facebook Page

YouTube Wants You to Grill the FCC’s Chairman

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YouTube is pushing itself further into citizen journalism with an interview with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and just as it has in the past, the world’s largest video portal is allowing its users to submit questions via CitizenTube.The interview, which takes place right after the release of the National...
YouTube Wants You to Grill the FCC’s Chairman

Anonymous offers citizen journalism

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The loosely affiliated hacking group Anonymous is setting up a website dedicated to citizen journalism....
Anonymous offers citizen journalism
For me, Instagram isn't the new Twitter. It's a more functional Path

What the Instagram backlash says about the future of media

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For a simple service that lets people share their photos with others from a mobile device, Instagram gets a lot of criticism, bordering on hate. And it’s not just because the tiny startup is being acquired by Facebook recently for $1 billion, which will make all of its employees...
What the Instagram backlash says about the future of media

U.K. food blogger, age 9, lands in a pickle

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Citizen journalism isn't necessarily limited to adults. What happens when a young child exposes the quality of school lunches online? [Read more]...
U.K. food blogger, age 9, lands in a pickle
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