Monthly Archives:&npsp; October 2012

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Introducing User Engagement Minutes

ScribbleLive has made some changes to how we measure the success of a live event. We’ve adopted a new metric we think is more relevant to our clients and their advertisers: user engagement minutes. ScribbleLive’s switch to engagement minutes from our traditional bandwidth metric is more in line with objectives Read more…

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ScribbleLive now supports over 21 languages!

Happy Halloween! Here’s an update on the languages we support. These are supported in both the front and back end.

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Best Practices

The dangers of unverified content & tips for liveblogging disasters

As social tools are used more frequently by more people, their availability during a disaster like Hurricane Sandy turns them into important sources of information…or misinformation. This article examines the dangers of unverified content from social media. Twitter was abuzz with trending topics ranging from the main #Sandy hashtag (with Read more…

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CNN adapts the second screen to TV news

Have you ever used a second screen while watching TV? Second screens are what happens when you combine a shrinking attention span with a ravenous appetite for real-time information. Media companies use them to allow sports fans to follow and contribute to play-by-play dissection of the game they’re watching, or to allow reality Read more…

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Tech Alert: Kaywa QR Code Generator

The Kaywa QR code generator is a nifty little tool if you ever need to, well, generate a Quick Response code (or QR code). A QR code is a two-dimensional bar code, rather than the standard one-dimensional codes historically used. You can learn more about QR codes here. Now, they’re Read more…

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Live coverage of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the east coast of the US late Monday evening, it’s also expected to reach Canada. You can follow the latest alerts, news, and updates on the storm with photos and videos updated in real time at the various news outlets providing live coverage. See Read more…

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The future of news from a Forbes insider

Lewis DVorkin earned his journalism degree in 1974 – an age when he self-admittedly aspired to be a “newspaperman.” But now, he’s recognizing the changing journalism world. He’s changing the way mega-news-organization Forbes operates to help it thrive in the digital age. Forbes’ new model, DVorkin writes in his e-book book The Read more…

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Liveblog spotlight: Five blogs from this week

This week our clients witnessed the arrival of the iPad Mini, chatted about the Lance Armstrong controversy, learned about their financial futures, watched the news in North Wales, and viewed the final debate between Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Best Practices

School Spotlight: El Estoque

While a large amount of these j-school spotlights have been on post-secondary journalism programs, high schools are emerging as a place where budding writers can get their start. While some programs offer English and Writer’s Craft classes as part of their curriculum, El Estoque is taking it a step further. Read more…

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