(REPEAT) Welcome to the third edition of Social Media Today, the official podcast of the Social Media Collective. In this episode, I interview Mathew Ingram, Tech columnist for The Globe and Mail, blogger, Mesh Conference organizer and fellow Collective member.
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Mathew tells us all about the critically acclaimed Mesh Conference, scheduled for May 30 & 31st, 2007, in Toronto. We also talk about how social media is transforming bloggers into journalists and journalists into bloggers, how The Globe and Mail feels about Mathew blogging, how The Globe brings the intelligence it gets from the blogosphere back into the editorial process, how that immediate feedback can transform the way MSM does business, the notion of semi-moderated comments, projected ad spending decrease for newspapers (-9%, source: TNS Media Intelligence ), the future of newspapers as we know them, maintaining civil discourse in social media, the dangers of the echo chamber, the social distance hypothesis, Michael Keren’s Blogosphere: the new Political Arena (again), how social media really is social and Mathew claims there’s 15 feet of snow in Canada.