Showing posts with label User Participation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label User Participation. Show all posts

Thursday, July 09, 2009

OhmyNews seeks Citizen Participatory Financing: Club 100.000

We wrote before about the role model of Citizen Journalism, the OhmyNews | OhmyNews English. OhmyNews impact on the Korean society, their success, their expansion plans and their setbacks and failures with it.

Now the economical situation and the decline of traditional advertising (yes I call conventional graphical advertising (Banners, etc.) traditional, they are in trouble.

Besides having in South Korea and around the world lots of contributing citizen journalists, they have now 70 employees (down from 80 one year ago), notable cost for contributors (in South Korea) and cost of infrastructure.

From more than 4 million daily visitors only 2.000 contribute, participate money to sustain the operation. And so OhmyNews heavily relies on advertiser and sponsors (has been around 80 % of their income in the past) - but we all know that during this economical crisis corporate advertising has been going down even more than before.

Last year they where around 400.000 Euro in the red and 1st half 2009 already shows a minus of 280.000 Euro and more to come.

And that is the way OhmyNews want to safe this lighthouse project of citizen participatory Internet media in South Korea.




Oh Yeon-ho, Founder, CEO and OhmyNews Representative Journalist, wrote in OhmyNews:


Source: OhmyNews

Korean Version| in part translated here

Let us surprise and shock the world once more. Let us change the course of media once more. Together with you, we would like to become the first model of citizen participatory Internet media that becomes financially self-reliant through the power of the people, awake and acting with their conscience.

Today, OhmyNews will begin the "100,000 member club" project. Our 100,000 members' club is a group run by citizens acting with their conscience to make OhmyNews financially independent.

What is OhmyNews' value for you? Our 100,000 member club will contribute KRW 10,000 per month (about 5,63 Euro) and enable OhmyNews to become wholly financially self-reliant and continue to develop and sustain itself.
via /more OhmyNews

It remains to be seen, however, whether the OhmyNews Club 100.000 will be enough to make OhmyNews 10th Birthday in February 2010 a happy one. I keep my fingers crossed for a great future of OhmyNews and a role model we can learn from the good and the not so good ways to further democracy and citizen journalism!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Bivingsreport 2008: Use of Internet by America's Largest Newspapers

I don't know whether Alexander Svensson, Steffen Büffel, Falk Lüke and Igor Schwarzmann planning an update on their study of the use of the Internet by German newspapers, but last week The Bivingreport has released their 2008 Update for US


enlarge | alt. 2006-2007-2008 comparison

Some key findings:


- 58 percent of newspapers allowed for user generated photos, while 18 percent accepted video and 15 percent articles. Overall, 58 percent of newspapers offered some form of user generated content in 2008 compared to 24 percent in 2007

- Research shows that the number of newspaper websites allowing users to comment on articles has more than doubled in the last year. 75 percent compared to 33 percent in 2007

- 10 percent of newspapers have social networking tools, such as user profiles and the ability to “friend” other users, built into their sites in 2008 compared to 5 percent in 2007

- 76 percent of newspapers offered a Most Popular view of content in some form (Most Emailed, Most Blogged, Most Commented, etc.). This compares to 51 percent in 2007 and 33 percent in 2006

- Integration with external social bookmarking sites like Digg and del.icio.us has increased dramatically the last few years. 92 percent of newspapers now include this option compared to only 7 percent in 2006

- 57 percent of newspapers offer PDF editions, 20 percent offer chatting options, 96 percent provide local weather information, 40 percent utilize SMS alerts and 70 percent offer community event calendars.

- The number of websites requiring registration to view most content (free or paid) has decreased from 2007. Now only 11 percent of websites require registration to view full articles, compared to 29 percent in 2007 and 23 in 2006.

via /more from The Bivings Report Website

Earlier post
Update Zeitungsstudie ' Was Zeitungen im Web machen'

Friday, December 19, 2008

Facebook: Growing by Over 600,000 Users a Day - New Engagement Stats

via / on Inside Facebook



Facebook new engagement stats highlights

- 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day
- 2.5 million users become fans of Pages each day
- 700 million photos are uploaded to the site each month
- 4 million videos are uploaded each month
- 15 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each month
- 2 million events created each month
- 19 million active groups exist on the site

more

P.S.
You want to do you own stats on Facebook? This tool let you compare demographics for three countries

Friday, November 07, 2008

Machen! Das Leserbriefe-Blog



ein gutes Beispiel für Dialogbereitschaft und eine 'neue Offenheit' ... jeder Leser/Nutzer kann seinen 'Brief an die Redaktion' per eMail an den Leserbrief Blog / das Open Forum schicken, nein ... dort ungefiltert veröffentlichen (und eine Reaktion der Redaktion und/oder Mitleser erwarten).

Ich würde mich freuen, wenn es bald viele

lesersindschlauer@faz.net
zuschauerforum@rtl.de
leserbriefe@sueddeutsche.de
redaktionsschelte@welt.de
fuerdummverkauft@bild.de
aufwachen@waz.de
lesereingaben@wiwo.de

eMail - Blog-post Angeboten (bzw. Foren)* auf den 'Lieblingsseiten' der Nation gäbe!

via Amy Gahran

Amy beschreibt auch, was nervt und was man von Anfang an vielleicht gleich besser machen könnte.

*)
gerne auch für Audio- und Video-Mails oder 'näher am Heute' einen 'Friends Rooms' für Tweet storms ...

P.S.
o.k. sueddeutsche.de würde unter Hans-Jürgen Jakobs solche Leserbriefe sicherlich nur während der allgemeinen Büroöffnungszeiten zulassen und dies auch nur gefiltert, aber besser als überhaupt nicht ...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Was 'Experten' über die Zukunft des Internets so denken

aus einer auf der OMD vorgestellten Expertenbefragung der GIM, im Auftrag von AGOF, INFONLINE und IVW (Frühjahr 2008) ...

Das Internet in 10 Jahren


Aus den Ergebnisse der Validierung zu einigen, ausgewählten Statements der 'Experten' (Mittelwert 5,5)





die Studienpräsentation als PDF, 41 Seiten

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Internet Nation South Korea: Some Fresh Figures (to compare)

77 % Koreans use the Internet (that's about 35, 4 mil.) and spend each week an average of 13.7 hours online

-- 97 % of university graduates
-- 28 % of people who graduated from elementary schools

-- 71.5 % of all women
-- 81.6 % of all men

58 % of all Internet users used Cyworld's mini homepages or blogs

82 % of Koreans in there 20s using Blogs or mini homepages

60 % of all Internet users read newspapers online (I highlighted this for my friends)

82 % of children between the ages of three and nine go online

100 % (nearly) of teens, 20s and 30s access the Web

82 % of those in there forties use the Internet

49 % of those in there fifties go online

according to a survey by Korea Communications Commission and the National Internet Development Agency of Korea.

*) Internet users defined as those who have been online in the past month.

via / more AsianMedia

P.S. für meine deutschsprachigen Mitleser
Und was wir in Deutschland mit unseren Gesetzen und Auflagen als oft 'sozialeren Meetingplätzen' kaputt geregelt haben, ist in Korea populär. Statt zu Hause stundenlang alleine am Computer zu sitzen, oder in Kneipen und Diskos sich das Leben schön zu trinken, zu schlucken oder zu koksen sitzen Korean in their Twenties (76 %) häufig in Internet Cafes

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Social Media Aktivitäten im Ländervergleich

Über den Anstieg von ground-swell Trends , das Buch, das Blog und die zugrundelegenden Studie haben wir hier schon berichtet. Hier einen Vergleich von Nielsen zwischen kulturell sehr unterschiedlichen und ähnlichen Ländern.



Über den Anwendung Blog, UG Video (user-generierte Videos) und Podcast hatte wir im Mai schon einmal dies Grafik veröffentlicht. In dieser Zusammensetzung wird aber deutlich, dass die Nutzung von Social Media von Funktion zu Funktion deutlich abwichen kann. Wenn es solche großen Unterschiede zwischen diesen Ländern gibt, müssen wir davon ausgehen, dass es erfolgsentscheidend ist, solche Unterschiede auch im eigenen Eco-Umfeld zu erkennen und im Angebot zu berücksichtigen.

Source: Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff, groundswell, Harvard Business Press

Friday, May 30, 2008

MrMagazine: The Power of Interactive Printed Magazines

Samir Husni schreibt über das 'Your' den Relaunch von 'Your Old House'

"First there was JPG, then came Everywhere [Anmerkung: und andere], and then the mainstream media took notice: there is a good, indeed a very good use, for the internet and the web in generating content for the printed magazines that we do. More

Und was sagt Martin Korosec (Europa-Fachpresse-Verlag) im Buchreport express (29-Mai-2008, Seite 4)

"Community Publishing im Sinne von user-generated Content wie auf den populären Internetplattformen wird es bei uns aber auch in naher Zukunft nicht geben ...

- erstens sehe ich kein Geschäftsmodell dahinter und
- zweitens sind die besten Aufbereiter von Inhalten noch immer die Redakteure und
- drittens sehe ich zumindest in unserer Community der Werbe- und Mediabranche gar kein großes Interesse, selbst zu kommunizieren ..."

Ach so, um welche Branche ging es noch mal? Soll man da lachen, oder besser weinen?

Folio: just published an interview with Laura Simkins. Laura just joint 8020 Publishing and explains why she left her job at Dwell magazine and why she sees a great opportunity in the special relationship JPG and Everywhere Users and Content-Creator have with there 'magazines' ... recommended read

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Live blogging and video: Liverpool Daily Post shares the editorial process with their readers

Oliver Luft (at journalism.co.uk) reports about The Post activity to give its reader the chance to observe and offer input on the paper's editorial process. As fare as I can see there is only one Liveblog-Day available, last Tuesday (May 13, 2008), and one editorial conference (Link to Video) ...!?

Quotes from Oliver's article:
"Using technology from CoverItLive, The Post will be running a live blog throughout the day, from 7am until the presses roll during the early hours of Wednesday morning for its next print edition, to detail the editorial workings of the newspaper ...

"Journalists will also be using Bambuser and Qik technologies to stream video of themselves conducting interviews or at work in the office via their mobile phones. They will also stream the day's main editorial conference ..." and

"Readers of the blog will be able to suggest ideas for stories and post questions to journalists about editorial decisions on content and design of both the online and print edition of the paper."

If you are willing to ask, share and converse with your reader, this is also a great idea for Enthusiast and Special Interest Media ...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Questions & Answers Sites do well

They benefit from increasing user participation and the traffic to such sites more than doubled last year ...

The top player (US)

1. Yahoo Answers 74,05 % (down from 94,25 %)
- an average user session lasts 9:09 minutes

2. WikiAnswer 18,35 % (nA)
- an average user session lasts 4:17 minutes

3. Answerbag 4,51 % (up from 2,46 %)
- an average user session lasts 3:31 minutes

4 Ask MetaFilter 1,8 % (down from 1,88 %)
- an average user session lasts 1:44 minutes

4. Askville 0,85 % (up from 0,2 %)
- an average user session lasts 7:20 minutes

more at the Hitwise Data Center

via Mediapost Online Media Daily

Nachtrag deutschsprachige Plattform: wer-weiss-was.de
kommt laut internet facts 2007-IV auf 4,09 Millionen Unique Usern / Monat

Monday, December 10, 2007

Participatory Media Literacy

MIT Press hat ein Kapitel von Howard Rheingold's neuem Buch

Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth
(die Seiten 97 - 118)

Auf der MIT Website steht als Abstract zum Buch:

"Teaching young people how to use digital media to convey their public voices could connect youthful interest in identity exploration and social interaction with direct experiences of civic engagement. Learning to use blogs (“web logs,” web pages that are regularly updated with links and opinion), Wikis (web pages that non-programmers can edit easily), podcasts (digital radio productions distributed through the Internet), and digital video as media of self-expression, with an emphasis on “public voice,” should be considered a pillar—not just a component—of twenty-first-century civic curriculum. Participatory media that enable young people to create as well as consume media are popular among high school and college students. Introducing the use of these media in the context of the public sphere is an appropriate intervention for educators because the rhetoric of democratic participation is not necessarily learnable by self-guided point-and-click experimentation ... " more / download

via/from Judy Breck on SmartMobs

Und auf Socialtext gibt es ein Wiki zum Thema Media Literacy in Englisch, vielleicht sollten wir so etwas auch in Deutsch aufsetzen?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Deloitte: Cheering up Magazine Publisher

Not quite, they asked 2,200 U.S consumers online in their 'State of the Media Democracy Survey' and Advertising Age summons up, of course caring for their own readers interest, all consumers - from the age of 13 to 75 - want to read magazines and like print ads.

more from Advertising Age

Some more Highlights from the Deloitte Media Democracy Study
Distribution by Agegroups


High Demand for User-Generated Content
- 40 percent of all survey respondents are making their own entertainment (editing movies, music and photos)
--- 25 percent of Matures
--- 56 percent of all Millennials; leading Millennials (18-24) participate more
- More than one in 10 Millennials are actively uploading their own videos on the Internet
- 51 percent of all survey respondents are watching/reading content created by others
- 71 percent of Millennials, 56 percent of Xers; Boomers/Mature participation is less, but noteworthy
- 53 percent of Millennials would download more videos if connection speeds were faster
One-third of online content viewing is done on user-generated sites - almost ¼ for Matures, ½ for Millennials


Long Live Traditional Media!

- Favorite and promising new television shows beat the Web as the most frequent media conversation topics for all generations
- Printed magazines are an integral part of every generation's life
--- 72 percent enjoy reading magazines over finding the same information online
--- 58 percent of Millennials agree magazines help them learn about what's "in"


Advertising Insights
- 64 percent tend to pay greater attention to print ads in magazines or newspapers than advertising on the Internet
- More than one-in-four would pay for online content vs. being exposed to ads
- Search engines and word of mouth are the most effective means for driving Web site traffic - 85 percent of Xers are influenced by someone's recommendation


Future Products
Millennials are leading the way as far as embracing new technologies, games, entertainment platforms, user-generated content and communication tools ...

More / Free Summary (PDF, 1,4 MB)
Are you ready for the future of media?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Web 2.0 & The New Net

A new report from Park Associates by John Barret & Chris Roden (Jun 07):

"Consumers are no longer just ‘consuming’ content online but creating, sharing, and organizing. Parks Associates analyzes this phenomenon, cutting through the hype and probing into the heart of the key questions it presents to the industry: Is there money to be made in the Web 2.0 space? How should established players react? ..."

Usage pattern USA


more

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Paneltalk - Participatory Media (Video)

Looking around at YouTube, I found this interesting Video about a panel discussion on participatory media - a YouTube Editor's Choice - April, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

'Welt Debatte' ist Online

Florian Steglich hat auf j20 hat seinen "ersten Eindruck" zusammengefasst. Er schreibt:

"Es gibt da die These, daß viele Menschen Blogs auch deshalb lesen, weil sie da deutliche und kontroverse Meinungen finden, die sie in den traditionellen Massenmedien vermissen. Wenn das so ist, ist die neue Debatten-Plattform der Welt Online ein kluger Schritt ..."

wie er die Umsetzung beurteilt

Startseite Welt Debatte
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