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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Dark Blogs Case Study

Case Study 01 - A European Pharmaceutical Group

Find out how a large pharma company uses dark blogs (behind the firewall) to gather and disseminate competitive intelligence material.


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Interview series:
at the FASTforward blog. Amongst them: John Hagel, David Weinberger, JP Rangaswami, Don Tapscott, and many more!

Corante Blog

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

links for 2010-01-30

Posted by Suw and Kevin

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  • Kevin: A detailed look at failures at the Las Vegas Sun. The economic melt down in Las Vegas had a role in dooming the project, but also, this article is a good look at some of the cultural issues that played a part in driving a wedge between the digital and print sides of the operation. It's a story of divergent strategies and divisive personalities. It's well worth reading for journalism managers struggling to execute integration strategies. I think it also makes the case that hyperlocal strategies need

Friday, January 29th, 2010

CSWE Roudup – 29 Jan 10

Posted by Suw and Kevin

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Friday, January 29th, 2010

links for 2010-01-29

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  • Kevin: Michael Skoler writes at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog about the iPad. "To be a game changer for news, the iPad would have to do one of two things. It would have to convince people who don’t now consume news to start consuming it. Or it would have to convince advertisers that their ads on the large, bright iPad screen are more valuable, so they would be willing to pay higher rates or shift more advertising to news sites. Doubly doubtful." Well worth a read.
    (tags: apple

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The iPad is a content strategy

Posted by Suw and Kevin

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As a geek and a journalist who often covers technology, I pay attention to the gigabytes and gigahertz that most people don’t. To be honest, in the era of giga-computing, the average user can’t really tell the different between a dual-core computer running at 2.3Ghz or 3.2Ghz. It does whatever they need it to.

The tech spec arguments have now moved on to netbooks and mobile phones, devices where a beefier processor can mean the difference between a smooth experience and a jerky, frustrating one. The spec counters have come out in force to denounce the Apple iPad: A 1Ghz

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

links for 2010-01-27

Posted by Suw and Kevin

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

CWSE Roundup – 22 Jan 10

Posted by Suw and Kevin

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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