The BBC’s George Alagiah chairs the 5th Hackney Debate, a discussion of how social media is shaping society, and in some cases how society is shaping social media.
Hacks Hackers London met-up in late November, and introduced some excellent new tools. What were they?
The eagerly-awaited data project from Martin Belam and Trinity Mirror, formerly known as 'Mysterious Project Y', has officially been named... Ampp3d.
Nassos Stylianou talks with Malachy Browne, news editor at social media news agency Storyful.
A new piece of research by Twiplomacy shows the extent to which international NGOs use Twitter to communicate with the public.
On 13 November, the Online Journalism Association (ONA) organised WJChat, the first international web chat for journalists.
Here's saying hello from us 3rd gen interhacktives!
Big data. We’ve been hearing it all too often as of late. The world is coming to realise that the amount of information spread across the web could lead to innovation after innovation. But how do we find it and how do we harness it? One London startup can answer that for some users. Import.io
Yesterday the final results were in for Thursday’s 2013 council elections, and true to form some of the biggest media publications were not content with simply stating by numbers which councils had won or lost seats (à la the less than inspiring Independent and Spectator’s election results run-downs). Ignoring paywalled websites and those who simply
InternetSeviceProviders.org show us how different social media sites tend to be dominated by one of the two sexes.
I blogged earlier in the year on the 2013 Data Journalism Awards and promised to keep you posted, and can now reveal that the shortlist has been announced. Speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, The Global Editors Network announced their 72 finalists, with the shortlisted candidates representing 19 different countries, including Argentina, Austria,
Growing up in South Florida, there weren’t many professional outlets available for aspiring journalists. If you lived in Broward or Palm Beach counties, your allegiance was to the Sun-Sentinel, and if you grew up in Miami-Dade, you “worked” for the Miami Herald. My two years writing for the Sun-Sentinel as a teenager were some of
Eastern Europe and Latin America hit the spotlight in FOIs, but media still makes the UK influential
Countries that had dictators in power until very recently are now prominent when it comes to new Freedom of Information Acts. The UK system trusts heavily on the press to work. This is the opinion of Fabiano Angelico, a specialist on transparency and a Guardian contributor. As a master in Public Administration, researcher and journalist, he
Last night Barcelona against drew PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals clash. Scoring two goals in Paris set up the Catalan giants for a spot in the semifinals. But not all was good news for them: Lionel Messi, the best player in the world, will miss the decider because of an
A few weeks ago Forbes published in their website a list of the 100 top billionaires on the planet. They published graphs of these people’s net worth over time, a lot of background information and could even link every one of them to other important billionaires, in a way that it is clear to the
Looking like the sort of fake futuristic technology you'd see in an episode of 24, Tweetping, a stunning new visualisation from French designer Franck Ernewein, highlights the exact location of every tweet on the planet with a bright blue pixel. In real time.
It’s a simple visualisation, but I wanted to make sure I got it up as quickly as possible. The Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security in North Carolina issued a report, “Muslim-American Terrorism: Declining Further”, which, as you might guess, states that homegrown terror plots with Muslim-American suspects are declining. Just 14 Muslim-Americans were
Emma, 23, from Surrey, joined the forum of popular women’s magazine five years ago. Interhacktives tracked her down to talk trolling, platform hopping and braving offline meet-ups…
It was a rainy afternoon I gazed sadly into the bookshelves of Waterstone’s for hours and hours. My ex-girlfriend was a few meters away, reminding me of how tough love can be. I just wanted to go home and drink as much Cherry Coke as I could (I don’t have drinking habits, sorry for that).
Jess Denham rounds up last week's social media news