"Facebook is an excellent tool to engage readers, if you use it to have a conversation and not just post stories. Ask questions and invite input. And use it as your ultimate source of hyper-localism. At Ottawa Delivered, our reporters know that if a…"
"Hi I can tell you about LaComune Di Milano page on Facebook. This is not a media, but something like. It's actually a subvertising media. making political information on the streets with signs that mimic the official signs of the…"
"A side question, Spencer (and this may be worthy of its own thread): What are you using to manage that email list? Do you simply use a blind cc: list in Outlook or whatever your corporate email system is? Did you web team give you access to an email…"
"One small way to attack this is via an avatar that projects personality. My favorite, of course, is Col. Tribune at Chicago Tribune (but then again, I'm weird - as is Bill Adee, the Colonel's creator and occasional alter ego)."
Hi, all.Does anyone have examples of news organizations that use Facebook particularly well? We have a fan page with 289 followers -- which is about twice what we have on Twitter -- but I don't think we've really hit on how to use Facebook effectively. Basically, every once in a while we'll put out a link to either a major breaking news story or a cool feature, and…See More
"Start your own work-related profile, Erik, and get out there and mix it up. Readers like that. I have one anecdote to share that was a real eye opener for me. I cover energy, and Pennsylvania's electric industry has been deregulated. Folks in…"
"Yeah, there is that divide when you're addressing your Facebook fans or friends as a company. There's no reason you and other staff can't have fan pages of your own, though. That's your opportunity to put your professional face…"
"Two things that are bugging me about Facebook fan pages:
1. Since I'm an administrator of our page, any time I post to the wall or respond to another Facebook user, I'm not me -- I'm "The Daily Telegram - Adrian, Mich."…"
"We let people tag photos on flickr from our county fair last year. The photos showed up on a feed in a special blog we created to post updates from the fair, during the fair. We had absolutely no problems with inappropriate content. In fact, most of…"
"Erik, i think Greg makes great suggestions.
Have you tried anything like this before? We have embedded live twitter feeds on our site, edweek.org, but only around very specific events, for instance the democratic convention & Obama's…"
"Erik, i think your idea of "a widget pulling in a Twitter list made up entirely of candidates for office" is a great one. As long as most candidates are represented, it is up to them to do the Twittering.
I think it's a great…"
"I think you've got the right idea on a lot of these. I'm working on developing a plan for our own monthly topic pages for IT subjects.
For Twitter lists, I worry that it selectively "endorses" candidates and people who choose to…"