So as my last piece of work whilst at Thin Martian I designed a quick hit infographic on what the UK media tweets about based on our sentiment analysis on Tweetminster.
It’s appeared on The Guardian as “Journalists on Twitter: how do Britain’s news organisations tweet?”
You can read it here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/apr/08/twitter-journalists-tweets
Or you can have a cheeky look here too:
It’s fascinating stuff and very insightful esp. when you see two of the UK’s leading media sources mention Cameron the most within their tweets whilst one (FT) never mention him (not within the top 20 most popular terms anyway, this does mean the Oscars are more important than our leader)
Drawing from an age old ad strapline then: “No FT? No to Cameron.”
@designtaxi Journalism’s Next Big Step: The Micro-blog? http://ow.ly/4uZC1 – Tumblr/Twitter reducing blog lengths, writing skills too?
As a former journo, this is actually quite interesting: if micro-blogging reduces the stories to mini excerpts of content for time-poor readers and followers, there comes a point where your writing skills must start diminishing. It has to.
“The world has ended STOP Run to the hills STOP.”
Of course one of the most efficient writing forms nowadays in terms of short concise passages of copy that have meaning are text messages which, if you are privvy to teenage text techniques basically means you start writing like a post trauma code breaker from the war. gr8.
It’s no surprise then that Instagram is exploding in popularity – after all a picture says a thousand words – boston.com’s Big Pictures http://boston.com/bigpicture/ can say more about a tsunami than 500 words on what happened.
On a completely different tack: I was reading an article yesterday on new English street slang and how it is inevitable and how we should embrace it as part of the evolution of language. The journo was asked if he knew how to describe someone who was nice looking with one word starting with “P”. “Pretty” is not street enough I’m afraid.
It was “Peng”.
You’re “well Peng” is the ultimate accolade.
Some new designs for the party conference channels.