editor on the verge

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Nicely said

December 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Ryan Sholin had a nice tight post today.

Sweet and to the point (if he wrote for Gannett, corporate would have been proud) he recommended that reporters resist the urge to stand on the “sidelines,” and offered four ways for them to get involved including sharing bookmarks with del.icio.us. Great suggestions.

The only caveat I would include is for reporters to resist the urge to do what I would call “reckless bookmarking.” To try and follow Sholin’s tight model, here’s what I mean:

Don’t bookmark to show that you read an article, explain why your readers should read that article.

‘Nuff said? I hope so. What do you think Ryan?

Tags: Best Practices · del.icio.us · Innovation · Online

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Ryan Sholin // Dec 18, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks, Yoni.

    I’ve gone through a few different bookmarking phases, if that makes any sense.

    At the moment, I use delicious to note useful things I want to come back to later. For example, good wordpress plugins or tutorials on flash video encoding.

    For simple ‘hey look at this’ story sharing, I use the Google Reader ‘Share’ button and use the RSS feed that generates to embed my most recent shared items on my blog.

    The killer feature of delicious for me is the network – I can browse everyone else’s bookmarks and they can browse mine. Google Reader launched a similar feature this week.

    Sorry, that wasn’t very Gannett-like of me. :)

    Conveniently enough, I don’t work for them.

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