Entry by Joy Bacon
Sorry this is a little later than planned, finals happen. For those of you who missed it, I presented last week some helpful sites and resources to make the best out of the Internet for reporting and information-gathering purposes.
1. Twitter sites:
-An interesting way to rate your own use of Twitter: www.twittergrader.com. My grade? 62. I’m working on improving this number. The site also grades your Facebook page or Web site.
2. Internet reporting
Another interesting term I came across in several places was the idea of creating an “electronic beat” for yourself as a reporter. This would consist of Google Alerts, RSS feeds, and other daily sites or information aggregates you would check at least daily for updates, stories, or just to follow the latest trends about a specific topic. Most sites recommended a list of 6-10 sources per beat.