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Are social networks important in journalism? The answer to this question is yes.Because social netwa27ecdbc6ec9a382e5b53d414046e3a9orks  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 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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Free topic post. “My favorite vlogger: Charlie McDonnell”

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

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 visitqtei6ddc0ir3uzciqe5ving 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?

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Babesturik al gaude Twitterren?

Microbloggingean oinarritzen den sare soziala da. Nahiz eta sare sozial honek oso denbora gutxi izan, erabiltzaile asko dauzka erregistratuta. Egunean 500.000 erabiltzaile gehitzen dira Twitter sarera. Hainbeste jendek erabilita are gehiago, pribatutasuna bermatua al dago bost urte eskas dituen sare sozial berri eta inobatzaile honetan? Alejandro Suarez Sánchez Ocañak, teknologia berrietan espezializatua denak, hau idatzi zuen bere blogean: “El usuario de las redes sociales muchas veces desconoce cómo utilizar las herramientas de protección o simplemente es descuidado y poco celosos de su intimidad, es en estos casos donde por un manejo indebido y seguramente no autorizado, la información de perfiles pasa a ser de conocimiento público en cientos de web, blogs y foros”. Read more…


El Tumblelog es una variante muy actual pero menos estructurada de un blog muy ligada al microblogging.  Contienen pensamientos al azar, enlaces, imágenes y otro contenido, sin una temática definida excepto el hecho de que está realizado por un mismo autor. Cuando solamente contiene enlaces recibe el nombre de linklog.

Tenemos muy poca información sobre este tipo de microblogging pero está pensado que dentro de unos años será muy famoso entre los jóvenes.

Permite publicar texto, fotos, enlaces, citas, audio y videos. Es comparable con un weblog, pero más sencilla en cuanto a la administración y publicación de contenidos.

¿ Cómo crear un tumblelog?

Se necesita ingresarse el el siguiente enlace, este paso es imprescindible, después completar los datos en el formulario del registro.

Al finalizar haga clic en el botón Sign up an start posting (regístrese y comience a publicar) para comenzar a utilizar los servicios de la herramienta.



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Sare sozialen eta identitate birtualen aniztasuna

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Kateryna Andriyenco el Levante blogean sare sozialei buruz mintzatu da. Sare sozialekin egondako eztanbaidarekin eta erabiltzaileek sortutako mamiagatik, gaur egun normala da erabiltzaile batek atari edota sare sozial desberdinetan  kontu bat sortzea, non hornitzaileak anitzak diren, oso. Parte hartzen den sistema horietan, erabiltzaileak identitate birtuala bat sortu behar du (erabiltzaile eta egiaztagiri bat lortuz), non normalean perfil bat izango duen. Read more…

Twitter: sorrera, oraina eta geroa

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Artikulu honen bitartez Twitter mundu mailako sare sozialaren sorrera aztertzeaz gain (zein testuingurutan sortu zen, etab.), gaur egun bizi duen egoeraren berri emango dut (dela bere arrakastaren zergatiak, dela hedabideekin duen harremana, besteak beste). Gainera, egungo egoera oinarri harturik eta hainbait adituren iritzi zein aurreikuspenak kontutan izanik, Twitter sare sozialak aurrerantzean gara dezakeen etorkizuna izango dut ere hizpide. Beste hitzetan esanda, ea oraingo loraldiari eusteko gai izango den ala pixkanaka txoko galdu batetan geratzen den. Read more…

Every tweet is a waterfall: Coldplay on the net

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Social Networks have turned upside down the way brands interact with customers. Today, we could say that participating actively in social networks is almost essential to succeed in business. Coldplay band is aware of the relavance the Internet has, and so has developed a commincation strategy that enables their music to be advertised on the net.

Susan Payton ” Whether it’s you or someone else at your company, you need to dedicate someone to social media strategy.

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