Mark Frankel

is BBC News social media editor. Twitter: @markfrankel29

Blog posts in total 10

Posts

  1. We were as reliant on eyewitnesses when the Boxing Day tsunami hit in 2004 as we were during the Nepal earthquake earlier this year, and in Paris this week.

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  2. The murders of TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward raise pressing questions about the use and misuse of social media. Mark Frankel considers what’s up for discussion.

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  3. Yvette Cooper has a point: too many politicians use Twitter like they are "shouting in a train station". Journalists are, quite frankly, just as guilty.

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  4. The challenge is to stop thinking of social media fitting around our existing commitments and recognise that it affords fresh insights and a more immediate relationship with our audience

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  5. Mark Frankel went to Beirut to report using only an iPhone, microphone and laptop - as an experiment in new ways of gathering content and using social media

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  6. BBC News’s Facebook page just passed 10 million ‘likes’. While that’s important, what really counts is the audience’s engagement with online BBC content.

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  7. What are the secrets of shareability? At the London Social Media Summit on 16 May, experts from different media organisations offered some telling examples of what worked and what did not.

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  8. The wide-ranging AMA thread touched on impartiality, the lives of women in Iran, Canadian accents and being pursued by helicopter gunships in Afghanistan.

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  9. This week saw the first Google hangout that we have organised centrally in BBC News. It had to be a big, bold topic.

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  10. This was a Social Media Summit discussion around what social media techniques journalists and news organisations can borrow from the worlds of politics, branding, marketing and advertising.

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