Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-02-14

  • I know for sure Friday the 13th won’t reveal if “I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life” #
  • Friday the 13th so far: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” #
  • @bordy I plan to make feeds for individual words, not writers. You can get all “the” all the time. 🙂 in reply to bordy #
  • I’ve been away from my own sites. Any idea what’s going on? #
  • @jamiefloer There’s another way to look at that data: http://snipr.com/bso8i in reply to jamiefloer #
  • @gerrygeetoday08 Buffalo News reporting only crew and 1 home owner in reply to gerrygeetoday08 #
  • Night all. #journ2journ #
  • So, are we pitching now? Wait, that’s Monday night. #journ2journ #
  • @palafo I’d say “micropayments” turned out to be this week’s main topic. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast The plan is also to rotate mods at J2J. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast I think J2J is that forum. Tonight we started slow, so it was more schmoozing until we had enough for reg chat #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast So J2J probably started about the same time and we just took longer for the 1st meeting. #journ2journ #
  • I proposed to @karenhanson we keep J2J at 90 mins and focused on a particular, previously announced topic each time. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast How long has #editorchat been meeting? #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast Yeah, I know. I’m a kidder. I kid. 🙂 (Was an ed myself, long, long, long ago.) #journ2journ #
  • And with #editorchat, there had to be a place to talk about “them.” 🙂 (Sorry, my ex is an editor.) #journ2journ #
  • @jrstahl I lived the Office. I can’t watch it. 🙂 (But it is one reason we set j2j to a mere 90 mins. #
  • I’ve gone completely to online writing. I’m not sure I could return…or that anyone would want me there again.. #journ2journ #
  • I know we’re scheduled to end in 9 mins, but I’m willing to listen another 30 for this 1st j2j chat. #journ2journ #
  • I struggle between the trad style, and the easy-going, “just talking to my friends” style that gets a better response. #journ2journ #
  • @karenhanson Not counting our own local news online operations? I freelance for a computer software review site. #journ2journ #
  • @palafo The local small Central FL paper is doing a better job onthan Tampa or Orlando papers..of course, they are owned by NYT #journ2journ #
  • @palafo So “micropayments” will be defined by the 1st model that works? #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast Good features & interesting local stories are rarely “too old.” Stories about my neighbors rarely ages rapidly #journ2journ #
  • @karenhanson You set up an acct & pay me for each article you read is 1 way. The link writer believes micro won’t work. #journ2journ #
  • So, no micropayments? What about freelance journalist as information PI for hire? #journ2journ #
  • @jrstahl We still think of yesterday’s paper as fish wrap, but I have mags 6 months old waiting to be read. #journ2journ #
  • @karenhanson I don’t think it would hurt many dailies to look back to their weekly community paper roots. #journ2journ #
  • @jrstahl The freelancers and hyperlocal sites can step in if MSM cuts back to focus on breaking news. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast “analysis” Now, that is something to pay for, and where freelance journs can focus #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast Subscribers got a cheap ride to generate eyes for the advertisers. They won’t pay full cost for ad free news #journ2journ #
  • Owen Thomas wrote on micropayments “How not to save newspapers” http://tinyurl.com/b2uwkl #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast Newspapers needed eyes to sell the audience to the advertisers. Subscribers can’t cover costs, I believe. #journ2journ #
  • @palafo I couldn’t agree more. Local newspapers who charge will find that the audience consider them a luxury. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast Good point, but I started my site for other reasons. I’m getting paid in something other than $…right now. #journ2journ #
  • I actually use reporting now as my loss leader for other work I do. But I’m not in the position where I need to support my fam #journ2journ #
  • @palafo I’ve adopted the starving artist. I’m giving it away and hoping I don’t have to die to make a buck. #journ2journ #
  • @LydiaBreakfast I think it’s the reason the journ2journ chat was implemented. To give us a chance to build. But… #journ2journ #
  • @KelseyProud Interesting. Doesn’t evolution include the gradual dying off of the previous model? #journ2journ #
  • @karenhanson “general malaise” Is anyone striking out on their own after a “cut back?” (PS: I hope these chats aren’t AP style. #journ2journ #
  • RT @kiyoshimartinez GF (a Chicago journo) laid off today. This puts a damper on our anniversary weekend. PR/journ job leads? #journ2journ #
  • @karenhanson I’m many years away from school. What’s the attitudes with journalism students these days? #journ2journ #
  • @benlamothe Finding any major difference between American and UK journalism? #journ2journ #
  • I’ve found tweetchat.com makes it very easy to chat via Twitter. Join the journ2journ channel and it appends the hashtag automa #journ2journ #
  • Ben, how did you get from MI to City U? Dream to go London?

    #journ2journ #

  • I expect the 1st couple of chats will be slow @jkwill10 You should be able keep up and slash copy at the same time #journ2journ #
  • For those new to using Twitter for chat, you have to append #journ2journ to each tweet for everyone to see your msg #journ2journ #
  • If you’re following and your a working journ – traditional or “new” media – stop by a journ2journ chat 7:30 to 9 est tonight #
  • Well, I’m interested in who here for the 1st j2j | I’m ex-traditional journ working in hyperlocal now.
    #journ2journ #
  • Sitting in #journ2journ | @karenhanson is the mod tonight.

    #journ2journ #

  • Heading out to feel the Florida sun. I’ve worked too many nights this week. #
  • @celesdavar I think of the Montreal Jazz Festival, the lovely sound of French, and the feel of an old European city close to the USA #
  • Feb 12 7:30-9 est | Journalists chatting about story ideas & development, reporting tips, writing strategies, etc. #journ #journ2journ #
  • @BenLaMothe Then that would be true of any language, non? But, some must be more difficult , less logical, than others. in reply to BenLaMothe #
  • @DavySunshine The Gum Tree is always a stop. Tks for the reminder about Cong office. Can you put in a good word to Senators, Congressmen? 🙂 in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @patadave Try here: http://snipr.com/bozda and the # explained well here: http://snipr.com/bozjk in reply to patadave #
  • @PragueBob Twitter Karma is a helpful tool to see follow/doesn’t follow list. http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ in reply to PragueBob #
  • @DavySunshine Went last time with older J. Will wait until younger J is a teen to take her. | She is reading “Capitol Mysteries” for ideas. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • Crazy few days means I’ve missed welcoming new followers by direct msg. So, if you didn’t get a personal welcome, my apologies. #
  • @DavySunshine I thought it was obvious The didn’t engineer men to shave every day. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @DavySunshine Re: DC. We’re going in June. Please warn locals. Also, would love your tips. It’s been 7 years since our last visit. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • OotD Panera So #lkld | mtg @lorriewalker90 | Yesterday met my 1st PR person who hates hyperlocal journalism concepts & practices. Or me 🙂 #
  • Well, 80 mins later, I’ll try again. #
  • Signing off w/ design finished | #journ2journ Feb 12 7:30-9 est | Journalists sharing tips about story development, reporting, writing etc. #
  • @DavySunshine Good tips, though I disagree with #5 re: logos. Helpful to separate company accts from personal in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @DavySunshine I think that futbol match is tomorrow, the 11th. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @DavySunshine Your “Web 2.0” guru is actually Web 0.2 | Who gets info once a day? That’s so early 20th Century. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @sestegall It’s wasted hearing an old guy prattle on about Twitter. in reply to sestegall #
  • @PolkRedCross what are you learning/ looking to learn? in reply to PolkRedCross #
  • Polk County Fl PR @ MediaMatch? You can tweet me any questions you have for the Internet session. #
  • @DavySunshine US-Mex? Baseball before the 14th?? Wonderful. in reply to DavySunshine #
  • @sestegall I hope so. I’ll announce I’ll accept questions only via Twitter. 🙂 in reply to sestegall #
  • @sestegall Looking forward to it. Please be kind when you see the panel. I have no idea what to expect at my first FPRA. in reply to sestegall #
  • @sestegall I’m on the Internet Panel. I hope to make breakfast and listen to the keynote. in reply to sestegall #
  • @pitchengine Thanks for the hard work. Night. #journchat #
  • Night all. See you next week. Hope to see interested journalists in #journ2journ on Thu night. Follow @journ2journ for info #journchat #
  • #journ2journ Feb 12 7:30-9 est | Journalists chatting about story ideas & development, reporting tips, writing strategies, etc. #journchat #
  • @shoeshine By “relationship” I do mean mutual respect and trust. But some relationships existed before the lines were drawn. #journchat #
  • @LizzHarmon Answered Q14. My point was, no matter the medium, the content will stay the same. #journchat #
  • re: Q14: Journalism 2.0 is like 1.0 — Honest, factual information mixed with informative well-thought news intrepretation #journchat #
  • re Q13: Relationships are the bedrock of non-breaking news coverage. #journchat #
  • @KelseyProud Welcome! Did some research at your campus. Enjoyed my stay.

    #journchat #

  • @sestegall #journchat was made for writers like you. Busy, connected, and working. in reply to sestegall #
  • Q12: Maybe for the video outlets. I can scan text faster than your source can speak. If the video is background post it and link. #journchat #
  • @cheapcheapcheap Note all the ones that worked came via DM. The relationship came 1st. The pitch later.
    #journchat #
  • @jaykeith I’m working to eliminate phone and email as initial contact. I use Twitter as triage tool. #journchat #
  • Q9: I’d find those who write about shoes. I’d send them the socks. But I live in FL. Who wears socks? 🙂
    #journchat #
  • Alex Rodreguez was 26 when he started ‘roids. He was not “young.” He was not naive. #baseball #
  • RT @JudySL It’s not about “pitches” – you pitch AT someone. It’s about INTERACTING – asking opinions – getting mindshare…IMHO #journchat #
  • @epoeschl Why no PDFs? I like to add original info as an addendum to my articles. All but plain text adds hurdles for readers. #journchat #
  • Q8: The best pitch is from someone who knows my work and remembered to send plain text info. PDF, or text in a JPG is a waste #journchat #
  • Q7: The AP Style Guide (and Strunk & White) are still relevant for all writers — online and in print. (Less so with SM) #journchat #
  • rt @kattancock @prchicago When did we ever have it? Journalists have always worked through a filter. Key = be open about it #journchat #
  • @melyt Please, just make sure there is full plain text. I for one hate PDF releases. #
  • #journ2journ Feb 12 7:30-9 est | Journalists chatting about story ideas & development, reporting tips, writing strategies, etc. #journ #
  • @elizabethsosnow There will be a jouno2journo chat on Thursday nights starting this week. May help balance the mon chats. #
  • #obama said he is “the eternal optimist.” Over/under when that ends? #
  • Q5: The future of news delivery is obviously not news print, but I don’t think it is the kindle. Cheap tablet PC is the future. #journchat #
  • @benshoemate I think there are plenty of writers still here, but Q3 gave us a chance to rest. #journchat #
  • I think it’s depressing news when the president is asked about steroids in MLB. Focus on questions about topics the president covers. #
  • @chriskovac I am answering the questions, not making them. 🙂 I list the question number I am answering for those reading the chat. in reply to chriskovac #
  • Q2: Any journalist who isn’t an “engager” is on the downside of his or her career. #journchat #
  • @againer There was news woefully not read before the net, and there still is. Keywords are the publisher’s job, not the journos #journchat #
  • Q1: If a story publishes on the Net, and no one finds it, is it a story at all? #journchat #
  • Q1: If you publish your own news site, by all means make sure you’ve listed the proper keywords with every story.
    #journchat #
  • Hello all, Chuck Welch, Central Florida writer
    #journchat #
  • Working on standardizing feeds from LakelandLocal.com, MetroI4News.com, and Arts.LakelandLocal.com #
  • @darbysea Hey, MI4 covers Tampa! 🙂 in reply to darbysea #
  • Now, that’s the thing #grammys — Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger #
  • @michaelmonday Record of the Year is for a single song and is given to the artist, producer, and engineer or mixer. in reply to michaelmonday #
  • @ruthdfw No, Ringo is still alive. in reply to ruthdfw #
  • RT @Armano: 10 best newspaper Websites http://is.gd/iF92 #
  • Please fix Natalie Cole’s dress. #grammys #
  • It’s 80s night on the #grammys Kayne West is rocking the Lionel Richie ‘do. (Says my wife.) #
  • Wait a minute. None of Katy Perry’s backup dancers look like Rosie O’Donnell. #grammys #
  • Getting a jump on the tweets that will soon follow: I also kissed a girl and liked it. #grammys #
  • Stevie Wonder & the Jonas Bros? What’s next on the @grammys? Paul McCartney has a duet with Connie Talbot? #
  • Kid Rock’s All Summer Long fails short of Werewolves of London. | listen to Zevon’s Play it All Night Long http://snipr.com/bjq6k @grammys #
  • RT @amykchulik …more interesting then hearing “I Kissed a Girl” for millionth time? Stage mashup btwn. Jill Sobule & Kate Perry. @grammys #
  • I like when artists act like fanboys. Jennifer Nettles won an award and gushed over Paul McCartney. #grammys #
  • @cmcarter Twitterific, Google Earth, GoogleApps, LakelandLocal.com, iTunes Remote, WordPress, FallingBalls, Last.fm, Evernote in reply to cmcarter #
  • @DavySunshine I’m working on eliminating email & using only SM, site comments, and text mags. No phone either. | When do you sleep? in reply to DavySunshine #
  • Zack & Miri Make a Porno had the most deleted scenes I’ve seen on a DVD. Smith fan? Rent it. Lacks a commentary. Hate Smith? My condolences. #
  • Had an entertaining and informative breakfast with @DavySunshine. Who knew soccer was a sport? #
  • @DavySunshine Seriously, how many breakfasts does one person need? #bobdylan in reply to DavySunshine #

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