Month: August 2014

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Live blogging

In today’s lecture Brisbane Times Reporter Natalie Bocheski (@girlclumsy) spoke to QUT students about how to live blog.

Here is a recap with some of the top tweets.

4 reasons you should use social media to study

I would like to propose a new way to study.

As I was sitting in my Online Journalism lecture today and tweeting using the hashtag #qutoj1, I thought to myself… why am I taking lecture notes in my laptop or on paper? The information is recorded in front of me in real time!

A great way to compliment this is to revise and record my notes in a blog post.

Why?

1. It’s fun and easy to use.

2. I can access my notes online from anywhere

3. I can signpost relevant tweets and thoughts from my peers and lecturers.

4. It’s interactive and creates conversation; I can share my posts and learn from other people too.

What do you think about this? Do you tweet or blog your lecture notes?

Keep a watch out for my next blog post, where I will use this study blogging technique!

Embedding

Note: this post is an example of an online story with the use of embedding images, maps and video clips. This is not a real story.

 

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How often should you blog?

How often do you blog

It’s the golden question of the blogging age: how often should you blog?

To determine the answer, it’s crucial to look at the most important part of your blog: your readers.

Fashion blogger Nikki Parkinson spoke to a bunch of QUT students about her experience with blogging.

A successful blog business is built on solid content and a solid community engaged with that content.

Here’s a few tips of the trade.

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The 20 people you should follow on Twitter

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With well over 645 million users and 500 million tweets sent per day, Twitter can be a daunting place to play. You may be one of the 271 million active users, or perhaps you make up the 40% of users who watch the tweets go by but never say a thing.

It can be a challenge to condense the right amount of wit, fact, comment or self-promotion into a 140 character tweet and send it out into the twitterverse. The 140 character phenomena has seen various ‘how to tweet’ blog posts and ebooks surface across the internet. And where some users may find this character count limiting, others see it as a challenge to conquer.

So who is top of the tweet line? Who are the best people to follow on Twitter to get your daily dose of news, sport, business, politics, tech, entertainment, lifestyle and travel?

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