BBC on blogs in Twitter
One of the jobs of this blog is to link to conversations about the BBC.
The BBC Internet blog's delicious account is one of the ways we do that. It's where we collect links to interesting content. The most recent of these are displayed on the right hand side of the blog under the heading "BBC on Blogs".
I noticed the other day that the delicious account has 30 people in its network. But the Internet blog's Twitter account (which is a feed of entries from the blog itself) has more than 1,800 followers.
I think the links in delicious deserve a wider audience. So as an experiment we've turned them into a separate Twitter feed called BBC_on_Blogs.
"BBC on blogs" is shorthand for "Conversations about BBC online, BBC iPlayer, the BBC's digital services and the technology that underpins them, including blogs, message boards and articles where you can comment".
If you can think of a better shorthand let me know.
1. Links are to conversations - places where people can comment. So articles where you can't comment are not included. So we would link to a Daily Mail story where you can comment but not to a Tumblr account or a "blog" where you can't comment or where comments are turned off.
If something is sufficiently interesting but you can't comment on it then we will include it in a round up.
2. Links are to conversations which are both supportive and critical of the BBC.
3. We don't link to content which is illegal or which breaches the BBC's agreements with third parties. For example we would link to a blog post which was critical of the BBC's approach to DRM, but we would not link to somewhere which gives you full details of how to remove DRM from BBC content.
4. We follow the BBC's editorial policies about linking. If content contains strong language but is still worth linking to, we'll make sure you are aware.
5. We make editorial judgements about quality and relevance. We're looking for new angles, insight, opinion, reaction and original thought.
6. We don't link to content which we know to be wildly inaccurate. However we do sometimes link to opinion or speculation especially if there have been useful follow up comments which correct inaccuracies (see this entry from my personal blog from 2008).
Do you agree or would you rather have them mashed up together?
Let me know in a comment on this post.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online