News as signal: Liquid Newsroom, a real-time web sonar

Liquid Newsroom began as an experimental account. Steffen Konrath wanted to write about things that engage readers. He is interested in the future and market perception, and today he has over 110,000 followers on Twitter. Twitter was frustrating to Konrath. He recognized that social media is something different than journalism. Today he has a model … Continue reading News as signal: Liquid Newsroom, a real-time web sonar

Cyberactivism, leaking and the lessons of WikiLeaks

“What makes WikiLeaks interesting,” said James Ball of The Guardian, “isn’t the whistleblowing. You can publish come what may.” WikiLeaks is not the first leaking website; there are others that work in more inconspicuous ways. But this one doesn’t have the problems of publications in the UK, for example, where libel law influences the way … Continue reading Cyberactivism, leaking and the lessons of WikiLeaks