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Jun 02

Don’t have 2 hours of your life to waste following live coverage of Apple’s WWDC?We will alert you when major announcements are made. Just download http://cir.ca and follow the story here: http://cir.ca/news/apple-wwdc-2014
Because life is too short for Twitter and live blogs.

Don’t have 2 hours of your life to waste following live coverage of Apple’s WWDC?

We will alert you when major announcements are made. Just download http://cir.ca and follow the story here: http://cir.ca/news/apple-wwdc-2014

Because life is too short for Twitter and live blogs.

May 25

May 24

at Lincoln Center Plaza Fountain

at Lincoln Center Plaza Fountain

May 22

Some of my finest work, this was delicious. Homemade salmon roll.

Some of my finest work, this was delicious. Homemade salmon roll.

May 20

jeffreyweston:

Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down by a federal judge who declared the measure unconstitutional — judge issues opinion, drops mic
(Plessy v. Ferguson)

jeffreyweston:

Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down by a federal judge who declared the measure unconstitutional — judge issues opinion, drops mic

(Plessy v. Ferguson)

May 15

Mr. Cool

Mr. Cool

May 14

[video]

May 08

Apple in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion

May 05

One week in social media at The Wall Street Journal

sarahmarshall3:

I was part of a panel discussion that considered a world ‘without social media' at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia on Friday.

I decided to illustrate this by talking about what The Wall Street Journal wouldn’t have done last week in a social media-less world. 

Saturday, 26 April

On Saturday, Sam Dagher, our Syria correspondent, would not have shared images of Aleppo. Sam had been to the city the previous week but did not share tweets and images while he was there due to safety concerns.

Expression on kid’s face in Tilal market Jdaideh (Jadida) says all: sad but determined to stay alive #Aleppo #Syria pic.twitter.com/jrBem4htBz

— Sam Dagher (@samdagher)
April 26, 2014

He tweeted once we was back in Damascus and we packaged his photos into this slideshow.

Sunday, 27 April

On Sunday, Giada Zampano and Liam Moloney would not have been sharing tweets and pictures from the Vatican on the occasion of the canonization of two popes.

Spanish pilgrims singing and getting ready for the rain ahead of double #canonization in Piazza Navona #2popesaints pic.twitter.com/AsQ42L6DcK

— Giada Zampano (@GZampano)
April 27, 2014

We would not have pulled together social media posts from people in the crowds using RebelMouse.

Monday, 28 April

On Monday, we would not have gained Instagram insight into Gennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv, who was shot and injured. This colourful character has more than 63,000 Instagram followers, with whom he has shared pictures of himself cycling, playing sport and with his pets.

Kernes is now recovering in Israel and yesterday shared a photo from his hospital bed.

Tuesday, 29 April

On Tuesday, we would not have used user-generated content in a video. Storyful verified and licensed the footage from Ukraine and we were able to use it in a video package.

Wednesday, 30 April

On Wednesday, Matt Bradley would not have shared WorldStream clips of the Iraq elections. WorldStream, social videos that are up to 45 seconds in length, provide colour, insight and a snapshot of a story.

imageThursday, 1 May

On May Day, the day of protests in Turkey, our Istanbul bureau chief Joe Parkinson would not have re-shared this photo.

And, the gas-masked Kebabci is back. pic.twitter.com/SlYbHVKAAy via @zeyt1n

— Joe Parkinson (@JoeWSJ)
May 1, 2014

In a non-social world, Patrick McGroaty would not have shared this 13-second clip of Mugabe arriving at an election rally in Harare, Zimbabwe.

imageAnd Heidi Vogt, our east Africa correspondent, would not have been following John Kerry and sharing tweets and images.

Following John Kerry around Addis today. Here, at a clinic that treats AIDS patients: pic.twitter.com/jRRRS04wRT

— Heidi Vogt (@HeidiVogt)
May 1, 2014

In a world without social media, The Wall Street Journal would not have used Facebook video and an Instagram image to tell this story of an oil train crash in Lynchburg. Both the video and image were verified and licensed by Storyful.

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Friday, 2 May

On Friday, Matina Stevis, who is based in Brussels, would not have been tweeting on behalf of a journalist in Ukraine and would not have got a safety message out, warning journalists not to go to Slovyansk.

URGENT: repeating on behalf of @bopanc: “2 crews taken, 1 fixer missing in #Slovyansk #Sloviansk #Ukraine" -pls RT, I misspelled earlier

— Matina Stevis (@MatinaStevis)
May 2, 2014

Bojan Pancevski, who is a Sunday Times reporter, found he couldn’t tweet. He therefore asked Matina, a friend, to share the message on his behalf. Matina tried logging into his Twitter account but could not get access so pushed out the message from her own account to her 35,000 followers.

Urgent on behalf of @bopanc of @SundayTimesNews in #Smolyansk #Ukraine: “Warning everyone to stay out, militias aggressive, taking people”

— Matina Stevis (@MatinaStevis)
May 2, 2014

Matina told me that other news organisations called her to find out more information and she was able to share what she knew.

In a world without social media Bojan would probably have sent a text message to Matina and a few others, but the warning message would not have been amplified.

My slides from the talk are here:

May 04

[video]