“The internet gives journalists access to citizen voices that are new and fresh, and therefore has a democratising effect,” says Nils G. Indahl in an interview with The Hindu newspaper. He had organised a workshop on Latest techniques in Internet search at the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai.
More than 90 per cent of young users in Nigeria, South Africa, and Indonesia access the web primarily through a mobile phone. According to a report by the browser company Opera, generation Y – the age group between 18 and 27 – say they browse the web mostly on a smart phone or mobile device. Read more »
Half of journalists under the age of 29 use social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook to research news stories, according to a survey from the Society for New Communications Research. A full 100 percent of the respondents think that new media and communication tools enhance journalism.
Wikia is a new search engine by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. The service is edited in accordance with the wiki principle: that of trusted feedback from a community of users acting together in a transparent way. Users can submit and rate web pages, and attach articles to interesting search words.
”Mobile Internet users want to see everything on a Web page, not just text or special handheld material,” says Jon von Tetzchner, one of the founders of Opera, the browser designed for mobile devices.
Download my interview with Jon von Tetzchner in On Magazine, in PDF format [the file is 1.1 MB]