Social News

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An introduction to social news sites on internet. Targeted for an audience that is not familiar with the concept of community driven news sites.

Social News

  1. 1. Social News News through the eyes of the public
  2. 2. What is Social News? Social as in community, not socialism <ul><ul><li>The public (community, users) decides what news are important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three types of participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users create and submit content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users submit content that someone else created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users rate existing content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. User Contributed Content   The public (users) create the content
  4. 4. Different Outlets for User Generated Content ​ <ul><ul><li>Personal Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites Accepting Content From the Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Newspaper Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source News </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sites Accepting Content from the Public <ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users report on events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The community participate by giving feedback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non edited </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non fact checked </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNN's iReport. com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsvine .com </li></ul></ul>Content by citizen journalists
  6. 8. User Submitted Content   Users find stories and submit links
  7. 9. User Submitted Content Sites <ul><ul><li>Also known as Bookmarking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digg.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reddit.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Buzz! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Members Vote On Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many, Many, Many Niche Communities </li></ul></ul>
  8. 13. User Rated Content   All Social News Sites Depend On This Feature
  9. 14. How News Popularity is Measured <ul><ul><li>Votes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Star rating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thumbs up or down </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digg or Buzz! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blog comments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link comments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News get rated by user participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Views, Votes, Comments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 15. Other News Sources People express themselves in many ways <ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Niche news, special interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging (micro messaging) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obama most popular (+129,000 followers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time updates (virtually) anywhere </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tumblelogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tumblr.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Logs (vlogs) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people. Douglas Rushkoff “ ”
  12. 17. Thanks! Resources <ul><ul><li>http://socialnewsblog.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/socialnews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/socialnewsblog </li></ul></ul>

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