What are social reporters, and what do they do?
Do you see yourself as one?
A London Net Tuesday event earlier this week gave me confidence that those are questions worth asking, even if the answers are ones we still have to choose for ourselves.
The term socialreporter was one I came up with a few years back, when I got tired to saying I was a sort of old journalist, turned consultant in partnerships and facilitation, who got excited about social technologies some years back.
I haven’t promoted it strongly, because it isn’t meant to be a personal brand or very well-defined, so I’ve been delighted when other think it has some use.
William Wardlaw Rogers thought it interesting enough to make it the theme of this month’s Net Tuesday, so I dug out a Mindmap I started last year, added another, and used that to spark some lively conversation with a group including John Popham, Fiona McElroy, and Mark Barratt. I think we agreed that social reporters should be sociable – as in socially useful. read more