Are social networks important in journalism? The answer to this question is yes.Because social networks have increased their importance in journalism, and as several innovations have been done in this field, information now is more accesible for people.
Twitter is one of those social networks which have reached an important place in the realm of communication. But why is it so important? The answer is simple, it is the social network with the biggest connection to the concept of news and information. It gives us the possibility of creating our own channel by selecting our friends and apart from that we can create close circles. Apart from that it is important to remember that social media is a quite useful informative tool because we usually get information through those channels.
After saying that it must be said that there can be found several tools that help us in this purpose of using Twitter for comunicating. One of the most interesting tools we can find are paper.li and Niagarank . The last one is the latest innovation in our country. By using Twitter it aggregates the most important tweets at the moment, and this means that it talks about the most popular comments and topics that are being discussed by people.
If we make a deeper analysis of Niagarank, it should be said that it is a new step in the kind of products that have been developed in the last years by CodeSyntax. The name is simbolycally connected to a waterfall of news and the ranking that is used to clasify those news. But the most important thing is to know can it be done? To reach this purpose Niagarank follows several users of Twitter and makes a ranking, it aslo ranks the kind of comments those people do. And as a result of us they publish the most interesting kind of information that can be found in that social network through 42 different channels.
It can be said that Niagarank is a tool that is increasingly growing in Spain, and the aim is to reach audience in general, but more exactly people that is thirsty for news in different subjects. Apart from that it can be used from almost any device from tablets to smartphones. It follows almost the same structure that uses Pinterest and has been widely extended.
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As an English student I’ve always been looking for ways to improve the way I speak and I understand this language and the Internet has helped me a lot during these years because watching videos in English is the best thing anyone can do to improve their listening and speaking. One day I was looking for some videos and I found some people who called themselves vloggers. I didn’t know what that was so I made a bit of research and I found out that they were video bloggersm people who made videos and uploaded them on YouTube to share their opinions or experiences with the general public.
So I started visiting their YouTube channels and there was one that I really liked by a British boy from Bath called Charlie McDonnell. He was the perfect vlogger for me. He spoke English perfectly, (because he was English of course) and he also spoke about interesting things like science and books, not like other vloggers who talked about what they did on their holidays and that stuff. I became a fan of his videos instantly and I also found out that he was becoming popular each day which I really liked because even my friends had watched his videos. His channel “charlieissocoollike”became the first UK channel to reach a million subscribers and it was even spotlighted on the YouTube’s front page.
The great thing about Charlie is that he was improving his videos each day and that he really dedicated time to create them. He also cared about what his viewers thought about them and he asked them about how he could improve. He also was famous because he created different series of videos like the “Challenge Charlie” series, were people sent him challenges that later he would accomplish in a new video and the “Fun Science” series were he explained science in an easy way that everyone could understand (even me!)
But Charlie is not just a Youtuber, he is also a musician. Later on he started uploading his own songs and they also became very popular, like “Duet with myself” which reached more than seven million plays. After seeing his success he created a music band with some fellow YouTubers like his best friend Alex Day or “nerimon” who is also a vlogger that I really recommend you to watch. This band is called “Chamaleon Circuit” honoring the British show Doctor Who which they adore.
But, what is really special about this YouTuber is that he uses his success and his millions of viewers around the globe to help other people. He and Alex are always participating in charity projects and doing television appearances to raise money for different organizations. The most famous one was in 2011 when they shaved their heads to raise money for UK’s Cancer Research.
I don’t know if I can find a reason why I have chosen him for my post but I think that I have done it because I want to share his amazing work with all of you and I would be happy if just one of you become a fan of his videos. The guy deserves it because he cares about his work like no one. So, why don’t we get started?
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/charlieissocoollike?feature=watch
Web Page: http://charliemcdonnell.com/
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