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The impact of the RealTime web on media and news


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a quick presentation I gave to media professionals

a quick presentation I gave to media professionals

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    • 1. Twitter and the realtime web impact on news and communities Loic Le Meur
    • 2. Entrepreneur, blogger since 2003. Founded 5 companies.
    • 3. Currently building one of the most popular Twitter application, Seesmic
    • 4. and behind the #1 European Internet event,
    • 5. The printing press
    • 6. The telegraph and the telephone
    • 7. Cinema
    • 8. TV
    • 9. Conversational media is no good at addressing groups Mass media is no good at conversation (Clay Shirky, How Cellphones Twitter and Facebook can make history)
    • 10. The Internet
    • 11. The Internet • Has native support for conversation AND group communication • Becomes the carriage of ALL other medium, mixed • Each time a new consumer enters a new producer joins • The network grows at a square the number of participants
    • 12. Professional media has become a minority source of information
    • 13. Chinese Earthquake this year
    • 14. Protests made China shut down Twitter
    • 15. Hudson River Plane Crash
    • 16. Fort Hood Shootings Read Paul Carr’s post
    • 17. News came from ONE Twitter account Soldier Tearah Moore http://
    • 18. Watch out for the “Look at me looking at You” (Paul Carr)
    • 19. Twitter is Microblogging • It is simple • It is mobile, any phone can update by sms • Takes one minute • Feedback comes fast • You can feel your community real time
    • 20. Anyone should build a community and a brand online • It’s the fastest way to get help • It’s the fastest way to find a job • Feeling connected in real time to your online friends feels like thinking as a group
    • 21. It does not come for free • Share first, help others before asking • Bring value, don’t keep just advertising your stuff or talking about yourself • Share on a regular basis • Go comment and participate in other communities • Share on multiple platforms, blogging can be your home, but social software is much faster and easier for most
    • 22. Go start today
    • 23. Find your niche and be the best at it
    • 24. Recommended readings: Tribes by Seth Godin Trust Agents by Chris Brogan
    • 25. Thank you