A geek girl's guide to social media and online engagement
Link love: BBC Social Media Summit catch-up #bbcsms
A view from the summit, by 영국에서 미투하는 지호 on Flickr
I was unable to attend the BBC Social Media Summit last week, mainly due to the pickles of moving house and entering the final week of the Guardian Cardiff blog, but as you’d expect with a conference stocked full of some of the most prolific tweeters, bloggers and social media users and journalists – it was quite possible to catch up with some of the talks, thoughts and teachings at the summit from afar.
Readers of this blog may have found a lot of the content related to the summit out there already, but I thought it well worth pointing out some of the blogs and online content I have been browsing through over the last week.
Once you’ve digested something of the words and talks which took place, head over to Mary Hamilton’s blogpost on the event, where she gathers some of her thoughts on the day. It’s an engaging read from start to finish – and makes some illuminating points about ‘mainstream media’, the elite journalism echo chamber. Then take a look at this Tweet Wheel infographic showing how Twitter users at #bbcsms relate to each other. You might then read Paul Martin’s (aka @ukcameraman)post on the event (of course after you’ve noted his ‘does this scare you’ question from session one). I particularly like his concluding sentence:
“The phrase “The future of Journalism” is often bandied about, but in my humble opinion the future of the media is direct and ongoing engagement not just with your journalistic sources, but now also with your audience, readers and listeners.”
This is something I am particularly interested in and hope to continue in my new role as community coordinator for news at guardian.co.uk which I announced this week.
Tonight we celebrate the blog with farewell drinks and my final Cardiff Bloggers Meet up – I expect over coming weeks there’ll be more action on this blog and maybe even some thoughts of my own on social media and reader engagement but for now #bbcsms will provide some nourishment.