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Links to Check Out 05/17/2011

  • “How can we reinvent online news discussions?

    One of the best things about the web is that it enables many voices to be heard. Blogs, comment threads, forums, and social networks empower people to take part in new kinds of discussion, dialogue, and debate.

    The best discussions around the web can be pretty isolated. Take comments, tweets, and other fragments out of their original context, and they can become meaningless. And take a look below the fold—in comment threads at news outlets, political blogs, YouTube, and elsewhere, you’ll often find that the loudest voices drown out everyone else.”

    tags: mozilla knightfoundation comments communityinteraction

  • “The American Society of News Editors says it reviewed the social media rules of leading mainstream news organizations and identified “the best-practice themes at the heart of the best policies.””

    tags: socialmedia guidelines asne media reference

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.