Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nieman Reports…

Recently I have read an artice “What’s old can new again – assisted be digital media” by Steve Buttry that you can read on I also have read another one very interesting article that is “An explosion promts rethinking of twitter and facebook” by Courtney Lowery which you can see on

Firstly, I want to discuss the first one article where Steve Buttry remembers the times when he worked for the newspaper that was really similar to the twitter because mostly it has contained information about what people were doing. Actually, I have never known that newspapers could post such information in their news. I think that nowadays journalists don’t write such articles. Maybe, Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, got an idea to create such site after reading such newspapers. You can read article about him in the Los Angeles Times following that link I think that every business should always make innovations or it will lose the market. In 1990’s most reporters didn’t think about creating their mails, newspapers didn’t think about using internet to post their articles there. However, nowadays almost every newspaper has its own site. Christopher Freeman,famous economist and professor of Science Policy, stated that “not to innovate is to die.”  I think that many newspapers who didn’t start to use the internet and media in their business didn’t survive and nobody remembers it now. I really like that Steve Buttry doesn’t stand at one point and always go ahead. I like his ideas. He doesn’t live with the past, he looks for the future. I also like his blog here

Courtney Lowery states in her article that social media tools give lot of opportunities to the journalists. For instance, Twitter can be a good source of news. Moreover, social media gives possibility to have a conversation with the readers. Journalists can receive a feedback from their readers. Furthermore, there are millions of people using social sites and the amount of them is growing day by day!

In my opinion, social media is the future of journalism. All journalists should serve the internet for the data about how using social sites for their career. Everyone should innovate. Innovation is the key of success!


Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Uncategorized


Journalism’s Place in Social Media: Blogs, Tweets, Social Media and News Business

Nowadays, news spread very quickly throughout the world. There is no borders to it. You can know what has happened hundred thousands miles from in just one minute. Internet and Telecommunication give lot of opportunities to spread news. You can know news from social sites, blogs, tweets and etc. Moreover, people don’t pay attention who is the provider of the news. In the past, only journalists provided people with the news in the newspapers, on TV.

In my opinion, journalists sometimes don’t tell people the truth because of corruption. Some people don’t want to show people the truth and they pay money for that. Moreover, journalists very often try to provide audience with the information that can cause the sensation and write sometimes very enormous news just to attract people. Mostly, I try not to believe to every news I hear.   Journalists has lost their credibility. In Nieman report I read that the job of the journalist is “to keep an eye on the public interest.” I think that all journalists should keep an integrity and be ethical to other people. Journalist should remain a person with the real heart and sympathy to other people. Sometimes, they don’t think about feelings of other people and write lot of awful information about them.

However, I think that to be a journalist is a very hard work especially nowadays with the technological development.  Robert Picard in his article “Blogs, Tweets, Social Media, and the News Business” discusses which types of new technologies has the most positive outcome for the journalism. For instance, social tools like e-book reader, podcasts can bring news organization more money than social tools like PDA news reports because they have more involvement with the extended contact. However, relationships with the audience can be improved by using social tools with personal interaction such as blogs and discussion boards.

In my opinion, social tools create benefits not only for simple users but also for journalists.  As Robert Picard states social media gives opportunity to the users to express their feelings, opinions. They can also find people with similar interests and connect with them. Moreover, they don’t need to have a special education to write articles. Also it’s not so difficult to become a member of a blog, social network, discussion board and etc. Moving to the journalists, I want to mention that they can find lot of useful information there. Also they can get new ideas… I think that for all people using social tools can be very beneficial.

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Posted by on November 3, 2010 in Uncategorized


My experience with Twitter and Facebook

This year I had my first experience with the Twitter. I heard about it several times but I have never had an idea to join it.  Everything on it was new for me. Twitter is not similar to social sites, weblogs… Moreover, the most amazing thing for me was the limitation of signs in our posts. There are only 140 signs you can use there. You should be able to express your opinion and feelings with only 140 characters. For the first time, it was a little bit hard, but very soon I got accustomed with it. There I follow some of my friends and I also began to follow tweets that are connected with yoga. For instance, it includes yoga peace, yoga journal, yoga guide and etc. These tweets give me new information about yoga, provide me news, surveys, trends about yoga. I can find lot of useful information there. Moreover, I am following Swami Satchidananda there. He was one of the founder of integral yoga. I really like his quotes about our life. For instance, one of his quotes was “Yogis enjoy life because they know how to live in the world without getting caught in it”.

Now, I would like to turn to the social site that is Facebook. I can’t remember when I firstly began to use it but I used it mostly to write and answer messages. However, after I have taken NITs course I began to visit groups that are connected with my interests. It’s very easy to find groups that are close to your interests. Moreover, you can find people with similar interests as yours in these groups. You can watch video, see photos there…Moreover, you can discuss some topics you are interested in there. You can find lot of useful information there. You can invite your friends to the groups you like. Facebook gives us lot of opportunities. One of the pages I like there is PwC Almaty careers. This is one of the world wide auditor company. They post their vacancies on the Facebook. It can be very useful for my career because my major is in accounting and auditing. Sometimes, you don’t check official sites of the companies or look for vacancies at newspapers and etc. However, on Facebook you can always  see all news of pages you like. I also began to be a fan of pages connected with yoga. It’s very useful for me because I can find lot of new information there. Moreover, I can discuss there all topics referred to my interest.

I think that I’ve gotten a very good experience with the Facebook and Twitter this year.

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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in Uncategorized