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Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal joins us as guest moderator tonight.

[20:32:26] milehighfool: Rule No. 1 Observers welcome but #editorchat is for those who are, or those who work with, editors.

[20:32:56] milehighfool: Rule No. 2 Stay on topic. #editorchat

[20:32:57] jimmcbee: @LydiaBreakfast Exponentially more fun. Logarithmically, even. #editorchat

[20:33:11] LydiaBreakfast: @jennipps Hi Jen glad you could make it πŸ™‚ stay as long as you can, this is going to be great! #editorchat

[20:33:24] milehighfool: Rule No. 3. Courteous comments, please. (Thank you, sir. MaÒ€ℒam.) #editorchat

[20:33:26] KatPowers: will join #editorchat as soon as 4 yr old stops tantrumming

[20:33:28] mariaelenaduron: Grateful 2 join in on the chat 2nite! Am looking 4ward 2 gr8 convo, tips, + advice. Followers will B noisy w/lots of value! #editorchat

[20:33:36] LydiaBreakfast: @jimmcbee whoa don’t go getting all quadratic equations on me πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[20:33:45] milehighfool: Rule No. 4. Spammers will be electrocuted. (Your computer *is* wired, pal.) #editorchat

[20:34:15] JDEbberly: @LydiaBreakfast @jimmcbee LOL on the quadratics #Editorchat

[20:34:19] LydiaBreakfast: @KatPowers take your time we’ll be here until 10pm EST #editorchat

[20:34:19] jennipps: @LydiaBreakfast Definitely. I might leave Tweetchat open & check in from time to time. #editorchat

[20:34:26] milehighfool: @KatPowers Tantrumrunning at 4? Sigh. Our youngest just turned 4. #editorchat

[20:35:09] bikelady: Hi there. I’ve not yet participated in this but figured I’d give it a try. I write about business, travel and self-help. #editorchat

[20:36:05] milehighfool: @bikelady Glad you could make it. Good night for you to join us with Julia Angwin here. #editorchat

[20:36:15] LydiaBreakfast: @bikelady Thanks for joining, welcome. #editorchat

[20:36:44] milehighfool: For those who haven’t yet seen, Julia’s new book, “Stealing MySpace,” is here: http://bit.ly/15mS3W #editorchat

[20:37:12] jimmcbee: How’s this: editorchat > writing about medical coding. OK, I’m all math’d out. #editorchat

[20:37:18] JDEbberly: @bikelady Editorchat exptends a warm welcome to you, Jackie ! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[20:38:03] newswise: Greetings everyone at #editorchat – if you need smart news, you should get @newswise http://tinyurl.com/cjl7vw

[20:38:31] jennipps: @JuliaAngwin Sounds…interesting? Thank you for joining us! #editorchat

[20:39:01] jg_rat: Sitting here editing a website. Gosh I’m glad I’m not outside in the Aussie autumn sunlight, under that terrible blue sky #editorchat

[20:39:21] JuliaAngwin: Greetings, thanks for the shout-out Tim. And thanks to all of you for inviting me – excited to be here. #editorchat

[20:39:49] edwardboches: is julia going to start this off? pov or questions? #editorchat

[20:40:05] milehighfool: @jg_rat You know you want to be here. Admit it. You can’t resist. #editorchat

[20:40:09] jimmcbee: Great to have you here, Julia. #editorchat

[20:40:32] JuliaAngwin: I want to discuss online identity – Do you have multiple online identities for your writing life and other parts of your life? #editorchat

[20:40:41] LydiaBreakfast: @edwardboches Julia is going to ask the Qs tonight #editorchat

[20:40:45] jg_rat: @milehighfool You’re right. Here’s my favourite story of the day: Man-eating mice attack: http://tinyurl.com/cw9873 #editorchat

[20:40:47] JDEbberly: RT @JuliaAngwin: Greetings, thanks for the shout-out Tim. And thanks to all of you for inviting me – excited to be here. #editorchat #Ed …

[20:41:02] KatPowers: OK, and 4 year old takes threat to take away Spiderman shoes seriously. Now watching #editorchat #editorchat

[20:41:32] milehighfool: RT Q1: Do you have multiple online identities for your writing life and other parts of your life? #editorchat

[20:42:00] milehighfool: @jg_rat Oh. My. #editorchat

[20:42:07] jennipps: @JuliaAngwin Q1 – I used to have multiple IDs online, but a few years ago, I consolidated them all into JenNipps. #editorchat

[20:42:13] edwardboches: as a blogger, social media enthusiast, pr practitioner and content creator, i have one. consistency, voice, reputation importnt #editorchat

[20:42:20] LydiaBreakfast: Reminder, refer to the Q number when responding #editorchat

[20:42:55] JDEbberly: Q1: I have had multiple online identities in the past, particularly around 2000-2003 #Editorchat

[20:43:25] LydiaBreakfast: @JDEbberly and then what happened? #editorchat

[20:43:30] jennipps: Q1 – There are still a few remnants of my other ID around, though, on sites I didn’t want to start over with. #editorchat

[20:43:31] jg_rat: Q1 jg_rat used to be my seekrit identity, but he seems to have taken over my personal and professional life #editorchat

[20:43:35] JuliaAngwin: @jennipps Do you miss the old separations of identity? #editorchat

[20:43:41] jimmcbee: q1: Never gave it much thought till it came up here in your absence, Julia. I mainly try to be me, for good or ill. #editorchat

[20:43:46] milehighfool: @edwardboches Isn’t voice different from identity, though? Voice is a style, identity is a presence. #editorchat

[20:43:46] KatPowers: Q1 I have the misfortune to have the same name as a band, so sometimes I’m under a mommy alias for my email #editorchat #editorchat

[20:44:36] JDEbberly: @LydiaBreakfast My interests gradually changed and I settled on JD Ebberly who is into social media/new media and blogging #Editorchat

[20:44:44] SpecialDee: Just got home from Poetry class. Special Sections editor, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine. #editorchat

[20:44:50] jennipps: @JuliaAngwin I did at first. But now I feel like I have a more complete image of me and I don’t have to remember what goes where #editorchat

[20:45:10] ptrcrown: RT Q1: I write, blog, edit in a personal style… find I can’t keep up with more than one identity. #editorchat

[20:45:31] mguerard: If you’re tweeting to friends as well as tweeting for your job, it’s a good idea to have separate identieies. #editorchat

[20:45:37] LydiaBreakfast: I’m curious as to why everyone felt they needed separate identities? For work vs. personal? Or different writing styles? #editorchat

[20:46:04] LydiaBreakfast: @mguerard Hey Marcia, so glad you are joining us again #editorchat

[20:46:10] bikelady: For Q1, I’d have to say yes and no. I’m working on pulling them all together. Takes careful thought. #editorchat

[20:46:24] SpecialDee: Q1: I use one online personality – me! Might have different usernames though. One voice. #editorchat

[20:46:27] LydiaBreakfast: @SpecialDee Poetry class, a most worthy pursuit. Thanks for joining us #editorchat

[20:46:27] JuliaAngwin: Lots of feedback of people with one identity: you don’t feel locked into this one image of yourself? #editorchat

[20:46:36] JDEbberly: @LydiaBreakfast For me, it was different writing styles and for diff. audiences back in 2002 #Editorchat

[20:46:41] milehighfool: @bikelady What steps are you taking to pull them together? #editorchat

[20:46:53] jennipps: @LydiaBreakfast I had separate IDs for writing & personal/fun forums. Then I got out of a lot of the fun forums. #editorchat

[20:46:58] BaileyMcC: Obama presser + #editorchat = ton’s o’ tweets.

[20:47:08] wetzeledit: I thought about blogging anonymously to keep separate from professional life but figure it’s too late and me is me anyway. #editorchat

[20:47:22] jimmcbee: q1: so far have resisted mild temptation to set up ‘professional’ ‘brand’ separate from my usual smartass self. #editorchat

[20:47:25] ErikSherman: Tuning in for a short time (book deadline nagging) – freelance writer/editor/photographer/bill collector in Mass. #editorchat

[20:47:29] CarlosV: young aspiring magazine editor here.. any tips or/and suggestions will be appreciated! #editorchat

[20:47:33] milehighfool: @JenetDechary So, for example, you aren’t using Twitter and Facebook and MySpace? Everything in one place? #editorchat

[20:47:37] JuliaAngwin: Some academics call this the “unitary identity” that the Internet forces us into – it doesn’t allow us to escape our past. #editorchat

[20:47:39] elyssaeast: Q1: Hi y’all I’m new here . I think one identity is best. It can and should be multi-faceted, as we all are. #editorchat

[20:47:39] edwardboches: @milehighfool true. but content, voice, pov, info I provide all determine value and or trustworthiness, if nothing to hide 1 id #editorchat

[20:47:58] LydiaBreakfast: @ErikSherman Hello Mr. Sherman many thanks for coming #editorchat

[20:48:01] wetzeledit: My identity is the same but my expression of it is evolving. #editorchat

[20:48:04] mguerard: @LydiaBreakfast Thanks. I would keep separate identities because my employer undoubtedly does not agree with me on things. #editorchat

[20:48:05] bikelady: For Q2, @LydiaBreakfast’s Q, I’ve had separate identities for my speaking and writing careers, and diff specialties. #editorchat

[20:48:19] milehighfool: @ErikSherman Thanks for joining, Erik. We’re into the identity side of last week’s brand discussion. #editorchat

[20:48:22] jennipps: @JuliaAngwin No, because my interests are so varied that no one finds it odd or thinks I “shouldn’t” do something b/c of persona #editorchat

[20:48:28] JDEbberly: @elyssaeast Welcome to Editorchat, Elyssa! πŸ™‚ We’re glad you’ve joined us tonight! #Editorchat

[20:48:43] LydiaBreakfast: RT @wetzeledit My identity is the same but my expression of it is evolving. -Well said. #editorchat

[20:48:47] JuliaAngwin: @wetzeledit Very nicely put. #editorchat

[20:48:55] milehighfool: RT @JuliaAngwin: Some academics call this the “unitary identity” that the Internet forces us into. #editorchat

[20:49:01] edwardboches: what i say or subjects presented on different blogs, twitter, FB, etc may be different, but from same “brand” #editorchat

[20:49:46] ptrcrown: Q2 There is no escape, really. Only denial. #editorchat

[20:49:47] elyssaeast: “Unitary identity” that’s quite a ringer! It is hard to figure out how to approach, at least initially. #editorchat

[20:49:55] jimmcbee: q1: When visualeditors.com was getting started, founder requested that people use real IDs to avoid anonymous snipery. Worked. #editorchat

[20:50:02] JuliaAngwin: RT @wetzeledit My identity is the same but my expression of it is evolving.- Q: Is society tolerant of evolution? #editorchat

[20:50:03] edwardboches: you may act differently at party, office, town meeting, but you are the same person, yes? online no different. #editorchat

[20:50:16] LydiaBreakfast: @edwardboches which is where it gets interesting, where does person end and brand begin? #editorchat

[20:50:55] sairy: @edwardboches I’m the same way; I’ve found in particular that for me, it’s best not to automate twitter-to-facebook feeds. #editorchat

[20:51:07] milehighfool: @edwardboches No question. But to Julia’s point re: academics — doesn’t you past follow both off and online? #editorchat

[20:51:38] wetzeledit: @JuliaAngwin Can you restate your followup Q? Not sure I understand. #editorchat

[20:51:49] BaileyMcC: RT @edwardboches: you may act differently at party, office, town meeting, but you are the same person, yes? online no different. #editorchat

[20:51:55] ErikSherman: @LydiaBreakfast I think there is only the person and how you do business and your aspirations. Same for companies. #editorchat

[20:51:58] bikelady: @milehighfool For Q3 @milehighfool, I work at thinking more strategically. How does this relate to “bikelady”? I ask. #editorchat

[20:52:05] milehighfool: @JuliaAngwin Not just society. How about readers? Or, for that matter, editors? Is it good to evolve as a writer? #editorchat

[20:52:12] LydiaBreakfast: RT @juliaangwin Q2: Is society tolerant of evolution? of online identities converging? #editorchat

[20:52:14] elyssaeast: @JDEbberly Thanks for the welcome #editorchat

[20:52:15] mguerard: But I sometimes tweet silly things to make people laugh, and then news because I work for a newspaper. Would not want them mixed #editorchat

[20:52:58] ErikSherman: @mguerard I think people can figure the difference between goofing around and serious content. #editorchat

[20:53:11] wetzeledit: Seems like everything is converging to be online. So isn’t some evolution inevitable as we all figure it out? #editorchat

[20:53:17] milehighfool: @mguerard Right. The ever-present conflict between work and personal life. Takes root digitally, as well. #editorchat

[20:53:23] JuliaAngwin: Question: Our identity evolves, but does our online audience tolerate the switch? e.g. if we suddenly switch our writing topics #editorchat

[20:53:29] jennipps: Q2 – In some cases, I think its expected that the two would converge. Ex.: It seems celebs don’t/can’t have anonymous IDs online #editorchat

[20:53:40] sairy: @milehighfool after experimenting a lot, I find there’s not much tolerance for making dramatic shifts; separate feeds help there #editorchat

[20:53:52] JDEbberly: @wetzeledit I agree with @wetzeledit Re: Q2 #Editorchat

[20:54:01] jkwill10: Q1: I don’t intentionally brand myself but I hope people like what I do (but there are a lot of Jeff Williams’ out there) #editorchat

[20:54:02] mguerard: @ErikSherman Readers can tell the difference, but the owner of the brand — my newspaper — would not be amused. #editorchat

[20:54:20] milehighfool: RT @JuliaAngwin: Question: Our identity evolves, but does our online audience tolerate the switch? #editorchat

[20:54:30] jimmcbee: q2: Re: evolution. Resistance is futile. We all grow and change. Shucks, look how fast Web sites come and go. Ephemera. #editorchat

[20:54:34] elizabethbarr: I think there’s a lot of flexibility when you’re writing for an online audience. They are quicker to discern tone and identity. #editorchat

[20:54:51] milehighfool: @jkwill10 Hey Jeff. You’re back. it’s been a while. #editorchat

[20:54:57] LydiaBreakfast: @jkwill10 good point Jeff, doesn’t having a common name almost beg for creating a different identity to set yourself apart? #editorchat

[20:55:12] elyssaeast: There is also the comment thread & people’s reactions, which can enhance or impede identity management. #editorchat

[20:55:14] milehighfool: @sairy Separate feeds for your readers, in other words? #editorchat

[20:55:14] edwardboches: in early days, people were reluctant to reveal true id. now since everyone is there, it seems not only OK, but important #editorchat

[20:55:22] littlebrownpen: @elizabethbarr I agree. Online audiences are more forgiving of our multiple personalities. #editorchat

[20:55:45] LydiaBreakfast: @littlebrownpen Hi Nichole good to see you! #editorchat

[20:55:50] BaileyMcC: If you’re open with your audience about the potential variety of your content, people tend to tolerate earlier on #editorchat

[20:55:52] ErikSherman: @mguerard Ah, true – that’s where I have an advantage not being on staff. #editorchat

[20:55:59] sairy: @juliaangwin I’ve found online is like offline; I started a personal blog focused on tech, but when I diverged, I lost readers #editorchat

[20:56:11] JDEbberly: RT @littlebrownpen: @elizabethbarr I agree. Online audiences are more forgiving of our multiple personalities. #editorchat #Editorchat

[20:56:21] littlebrownpen: @LydiaBreakfast You too! Just returned from Paris. I was out of commission due to eclair overload. πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[20:56:30] milehighfool: @elizabethbarr Agreed. As an online writer myself, I’d argue a well-understood identity is critical. Draw ’em in fast. #editorchat

[20:56:36] mguerard: @ErikSherman Give it time, I’ll probably have that advantage soon myself! #editorchat

[20:56:38] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin I think you have to try to bring them along, otherwise you’re stuck in what you’ve always done. Dreadful. #editorchat

[20:56:41] JuliaAngwin: Q: Does mixing personal and professional add to authenticity? Is that worth the risk? #editorchat

[20:56:51] edwardboches: name and identity: are they the same. as long as consistent and real id obvious somehow, behind handle, ok, no? #editorchat

[20:56:59] jimmcbee: Julia, you look from a higher vantage point than I. Do you find that fame puts fetters on online personality? #editorchat

[20:57:11] KatPowers: I actually have had readers tell my younger writers they expect them to share who they are #editorchat ie cyclist, vegetarian, etc

[20:57:15] bikelady: @JuliaAngwin To your audience @, I don’t think audience knows/cares whether U write about more than one topic/specialty. Do U? #editorchat

[20:57:16] ptrcrown: ? Do you regard a nickname or “handle” as an identity? #editorchat

[20:57:17] bacigalupe: @JuliaAngwin in this environment, audience has the ability to quickly become involved in the process, thus more accountability #editorchat

[20:57:21] LanceUlanoff: @JuliaAngwin It’s not whether they tolerate it, it’s whether or not you still have an audience listening to you. #editorchat

[20:57:21] edwardboches: what about search? don’t you want your content and blog and articles to be found? #editorchat

[20:57:27] LydiaBreakfast: Q3: Does mixing personal and professional add to authenticity? Is that worth the risk?RT @JuliaAngwin #editorchat

[20:57:27] creditmatters: RT @JuliaAngwin Our identity evolves, but does our online audience tolerate the switch? e.g. we suddenly swtch our writng topics #editorchat

[20:57:27] milehighfool: RT @JuliaAngwin: Q: Does mixing personal and professional add to authenticity? Is that worth the risk? #editorchat

[20:57:53] JuliaAngwin: @jimmcbee My vantage point is not quite as high as fame. But agree that higher perch means farther to fall. #editorchat

[20:58:00] sairy: @JuliaAngwin on twitter, a little personal adds to authenticity, as in blogs; too much though, you lose followers/readers #editorchat

[20:58:03] elyssaeast: The difference between authenticity and transparency sometimes gets blurred, #editorchat.

[20:58:12] LydiaBreakfast: Q3 the bigger the celeb (film, book, TV, journo) the more important it becomes to also show the real side #editorchat

[20:58:16] ErikSherman: @sairy It may be that you need to stay focused within the same vehicle. #editorchat

[20:58:32] meghanmbiro: @edwardboches I encourage people to keep online=”real” personality. If no-not a truly authentic/as compelling a brand? #editorchat

[20:58:32] jkwill10: @LydiaBreakfast luckily for me, I am not interested in national branding. Everyone knows Jeff in Wisconsin Rapids #editorchat

[20:58:48] AmySueNathan: @milehighfool I think personal and professional adds credibility – as long as you’re not blogging with a lampshade on your head. #editorchat

[20:58:48] LanceUlanoff: @ptrcrown I do, but am always happier when people rep themselves with their real name. I do it myself for that reason. #editorchat

[20:58:51] JuliaAngwin: @elyssaeast somewhere in between authenticity and transparency is the world of oversharing! #editorchat

[20:59:05] milehighfool: @LanceUlanoff Glad you could make it, Lance. Depends on the outlet, don’t you think? The Motley Fool embraces the personal . #editorchat

[20:59:08] jimmcbee: q3: I think stripping personality out of newspapers is part of what’s hurt them. Seem elitist. We shouldn’t repeat that error. #editorchat

[20:59:17] littlebrownpen: @milehighfool It’s an interesting dance. But I am more drawn to blogs that reflect the author’s real life, points of view, etc. #editorchat

[20:59:20] sairy: @ErikSherman I think you’re right, or create multiple identities – I have various blogs & twitter feeds for diff. purposes. #editorchat

[20:59:27] edwardboches: Q3. seems people want to know the creator of content, blog, journalist, etc. as an individual, so personal and pro OK #editorchat

[20:59:28] milehighfool: @AmySueNathan How could they see if you were? πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[20:59:33] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin well said. Oversharing is the new TMI #editorchat

[20:59:47] BaileyMcC: what are u doing in your prof life that being a real person poses a sig. risk? Short of CIA pretty sure everyone should be cool #editorchat

[20:59:50] elyssaeast: @JuliaAngwin Yes so where do we find that balance. The culture has trended towards over-sharing. #editorchat

[20:59:54] mrinaldesai: Q: Does mixing personal n professional add to authenticity? worth the risk? #editorchat (via @JuliaAngwin) the best if u have 1 identity

[21:00:01] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin I think authenticity comes from being honest in your work and thinking. #editorchat

[21:00:27] elizabethbarr: @JuliaAngwin @elyssaeast My instinct is the same re oversharing, but then how to explain success of Dooce or Penelope Trunk? #editorchat

[21:00:30] sairy: I do find that Facebook is the most open online loc for showing your true colors (i.e. all interests) when sharing with people #editorchat

[21:00:31] LanceUlanoff: @LydiaBreakfast I’d say it lends an authenticity to whatever you’re writing. It also helps people connect to what you write. #editorchat

[21:00:32] JuliaAngwin: @mrinaldesai Glad to see you here! #editorchat

[21:00:46] jkwill10: Being personal is crucial for authenticity. Besides, I love talking to people about my writing at Home Depot #editorchat

[21:00:48] edwardboches: q3 you can show your human personal side w/o giving away too much personal data #editorchat

[21:00:55] SpecialDee: Q2: I think society is tolerant of evolution-it’s easier 2 go w/the flow. Sometimes no choice. Like 2 see both sides of peeps. #editorchat

[21:00:57] JDEbberly: RT @ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin I think authenticity comes from being honest in your work and thinking. #editorchat #Editorchat

[21:01:04] sairy: @milehighfool yes, separate feeds I think works for a lot of writers I know #editorchat

[21:01:20] ErikSherman: @LanceUlanoff That makes sense – it would be like an automotive mag suddenly covering fine art. #editorchat

[21:01:38] SuburbNews: Lisa Sink, reporter @ Milw Journal Sentinel jumping in. Great points, @sairy. Trying to figure out how much personal is too much #editorchat

[21:01:42] LydiaBreakfast: @elizabethbarr Dooce got there first. And frankly, I think her style doesn’t wear well after a while. #editorchat

[21:01:43] milehighfool: @littlebrownpen Right. How do create an identity if you share nothing at all? As a writer, there’s more risk in being coy. #editorchat

[21:01:49] Jfavreau: I think you need to be aware of your audience! I tweet and post status messages based more on my audience. #editorchat

[21:01:59] mrinaldesai: @JuliaAngwin #editorchat Most have dual personalities n hence LinkedIn n FB, online n offline – Being 1 ALL across has been best for me

[21:02:03] elyssaeast: @edwardboches q3 I agree. It’s important to be a real human being. But less is often more. #editorchat

[21:02:04] JuliaAngwin: @elizabethbarr Voyeurism has always been popular – particularly in a recession it’s cheap entertainment. #editorchat

[21:02:23] LanceUlanoff: @milehighfool Maybe, but wherever I’ve been I’ve seen it done and done it myself–unless explicitly told not to. #editorchat

[21:02:59] ErikSherman: @LydiaBreakfast Q3 Not sure that’s necessary. There are examples of high profiles that are private. #editorchat

[21:03:03] littlebrownpen: @JuliaAngwin Very true in my case. Escapism is more appealing in this economic environment. #editorchat

[21:03:12] JuliaAngwin: Q: is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:03:23] milehighfool: @LanceUlanoff Agreed. Readers need the personal to connect. #editorchat

[21:03:33] elizabethbarr: @JuliaAngwin I guess the real question is, what are you after? Scads of readers or credibility? #editorchat

[21:03:35] jennipps: Sorry, everyone. Have to head out already. Too much to do before leaving for a conference tomorrow. #editorchat

[21:03:38] elyssaeast: @milehighfool There’s a difference between being coy and maintaining a boundary. #editorchat

[21:03:47] LanceUlanoff: @SpecialDee Always easier to go with the flow, but we follow those who don’t #editorchat

[21:03:56] LydiaBreakfast: RT @JuliaAngwin Q4: is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:04:03] milehighfool: RT Q: is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:04:06] meghanmbiro: @edwardboches Met a Twitter friend in person and asked “how does my in person match my online presence?” Live it + Ask ?’s #editorchat

[21:04:08] jimmcbee: Re: Fear of giving up too much; I think the opposite has often been the case in print (dep. on medium). We’ve alienated many. #editorchat

[21:04:11] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin Oversharing is something different – it’s inherently not genuine, but manufactured. #editorchat

[21:04:13] JDEbberly: @jennipps See you next week Jen! Have a great conference! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[21:04:28] edwardboches: @JuliaAngwin let’s hope not.with slow demise of papers, pressure on magazines and emergence of blogs, obj jrnlsm more impnt now #editorchat

[21:04:29] jkwill10: @jennipps bye Jenn #editorchat

[21:04:34] wordful: @LanceUlanoff That’s so very true. Hi everyone I’m late. Charles here (writer, editor, blogger) #editorchat

[21:04:43] mguerard: @JuliaAngwin I don’t think it’s inevitable at all. I think it’s possible to be objective and have some personality. #editorchat

[21:04:44] booksandcorsets: Q1: My personal blog/writing identity has recently attached to my prof. id. I went back and locked many posts and now all is ok #editorchat

[21:04:47] sairy: RT @JuliaAngwin Q4: is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:04:48] wetzeledit: @JuliaAngwin Perhaps the end of the illusion of objectivity? People may see your biases, or suspect some based on the personal. #editorchat

[21:04:59] elizabethbarr: @JuliaAngwin I think if you’re honest about who you are and your conflicts, objectivity isn’t as important as transparency. #editorchat

[21:05:08] milehighfool: @elyssaeast Certainly. Where do you draw the line? #editorchat

[21:05:10] ErikSherman: @sairy I have different blogs and publication outlets, cataloging them by content. #editorchat

[21:05:17] LydiaBreakfast: Reminder, please refer to the Q number when responding please #editorchat

[21:05:22] LanceUlanoff: @Jfavreau I agree. I’m always Tweeting with my audience in mind. They follow me primarily for tech, so I try to stick with that.#editorchat

[21:05:42] lilatovcocktail: RT Q: is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:05:57] SpecialDee: Q3: when you’re known online by your byline – is that based on writing style or personality? Authenticity is important. #editorchat

[21:05:58] jkwill10: Q4: Does that mean you can’t be personal and objective? I disagree. #editorchat

[21:06:02] jimmcbee: rt @JuliaAngwin is the inevitable result of mixing personal/professional as journalists and writers the end of objectivity? #editorchat

[21:06:14] LydiaBreakfast: @LanceUlanoff But we also want to know what the tech guy had for lunch πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:06:15] JuliaAngwin: RT @elizabethbarr objectivity isn’t as important as transparency — Good question. What do you guys think? #editorchat

[21:06:18] LanceUlanoff: @JuliaAngwin And when exactly were journalists ever really objective? #editorchat

[21:06:34] BaileyMcC: U can still b objective & connect, just use good judgement. #editorchat

[21:06:38] edwardboches: Q4 interesting to think that objectivity as just an illusion. #editorchat

[21:06:48] JuliaAngwin: @LanceUlanoff Totally agree but it’s a Platonic ideal we strive for. #editorchat

[21:06:49] sairy: @ErikSherman makes sense; I do the same… also diff. twitter feeds, like @sarahgranger is just for my articles. #editorchat

[21:07:15] JDEbberly: @JuliaAngwin Transparency is very important. #Editorchat

[21:07:16] jimmcbee: Objectivity is a goal at best; a lie at worst. Let’s build a new altar to Honesty. #editorchat

[21:07:23] elizabethbarr: @edwardboches I agree Γ’β‚¬β€œ I think true objectivity has always been elusive, an ideal. #editorchat

[21:07:24] edwardboches: Q4 well if you’re not objective then transparency becomes really important #editorchat

[21:07:29] KatPowers: RT @elizabethbarr I think if you’re honest about who you are and your conflicts, objectivity isn’t as important as transparency. #editorchat

[21:07:42] littlebrownpen: @edwardboches LOL. There’s a song just waiting to be written ( objectivity is just an illusion). #editorchat

[21:07:51] JuliaAngwin: RT @jimmcbee Objectivity is a goal at best; a lie at worst. Let’s build a new altar to Honesty. Nicely said. #editorchat

[21:07:54] SuburbNews: Q4:You can be personal & personable w/o losing objectivity. Just have to keep opinions to self on issues you cover.#editorchat #editorchat

[21:08:01] sairy: RT @JuliaAngwin @elizabethbarr objectivity isn’t as important as transparency #editorchat — very good point, full disclosure is key.

[21:08:11] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin I think objectivity has always been a myth anyway. You battle biases by keeping them in plain view. #editorchat

[21:08:18] KatPowers: RT @jimmcbee Objectivity is a goal at best; a lie at worst. Let’s build a new altar to Honesty. #editorchat

[21:08:31] littlebrownpen: Honestly, it’s easy to separate the genuine from the gamed. People are drawn to the former. #editorchat

[21:08:42] JuliaAngwin: On a personal note, my husband and I met at a lecture discussing this very topic of the future of objectivity! #editorchat

[21:08:56] LydiaBreakfast: RT @ErikSherman I think objectivity has always been a myth anyway. You battle biases by keeping them in plain view. -Interesting #editorchat

[21:09:03] BaileyMcC: @sairy @JuliaAngwin @elizabethbarr objectivity isn’t as important as transparency #editorchat — very good point, full disclosure is key.

[21:09:05] JuliaAngwin: Had to throw that in, speaking of mixing personal and professional πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:09:05] milehighfool: @ErikSherman Well said. Sunshine is what’s needed. #editorchat

[21:09:15] sairy: @AmySueNathan yes, I limit what I share everywhere… no need to put up what my cat ate for dinner. πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[21:09:25] wordful: Honesty comes first. Objectivity can easily get in the way of authenticity, transparency and passion. #editorchat

[21:09:44] ErikSherman: @wetzeledit Or readers will simply assume or make up biases if they don’t like your logic. #editorchat

[21:09:47] JDEbberly: RT @wordful: Honesty comes first. Objectivity can easily get in the way of authenticity, transparency and passion. #editorchat #Editorchat

[21:10:06] BeckyDMBR: Ack. Late again but here now! #editorchat

[21:10:09] KatPowers: I tell students I can’t be objective, my city is the best #editorchat However, I can be fair to other cities. It’s about transparency

[21:10:10] SuburbNews: I am not convinced that journalists should start flaunting their opinions, becoming advocates. Watchdog, yes, but there’s a line #editorchat

[21:10:10] edwardboches: Q4 when readers have as much say as journalists you’re called out if you’re not both honest and authentic #editorchat

[21:10:22] jimmcbee: @milehighfool Sunshine is what’s needed. (And not usually well received, I’ll add. Pretend-objectivity is easier.) #editorchat

[21:10:37] LydiaBreakfast: @BeckyDMBR Hey hey Ioway! #editorchat

[21:10:37] SpecialDee: @JuliaAngwin Yes, Q4, and aren’t editors tasked w/making sure articles are objectively written? #editorchat

[21:10:37] sairy: @JuliaAngwin that’s a great story; that’s good to share! #editorchat

[21:10:47] LanceUlanoff: @JuliaAngwin: Q4 Agree with all: honesty and transparency are they keys –in everything really. #editorchat

[21:10:50] elizabethbarr: Objectivity limits bravery. Think how dull everything would be if you couldn’t let any hint of opinion show. #editorchat

[21:10:59] milehighfool: @SuburbNews Fair enough but I’d love to see more well-researched commentary. #editorchat

[21:11:07] wetzeledit: @ErikSherman True but they may use your personal sharing as the basis for those attacks. Even if not fair, it’s ammo. #editorchat

[21:11:20] milehighfool: Says the guy who writes for a site that publishes commentary πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:11:46] jimmcbee: @SuburbNews however, readers ascribe opinions, biases and advocacy to us whether we like it or not. Take the bull by the horns. #editorchat

[21:11:47] SpecialDee: News and op ed pieces – two different beasts? #editorchat

[21:11:52] LanceUlanoff: This was interesting, but I have to drop out. Cheers #editorchat

[21:11:53] milehighfool: RT @elizabethbarr: Objectivity limits bravery. Think how dull everything would be if you couldn’t let any hint of opinion show. #editorchat

[21:11:58] JuliaAngwin: RT@ wetzeledit they may use your personal sharing as the basis for those attacks. Even if not fair, it’s ammo — good point #editorchat

[21:12:05] littlebrownpen: Agree. Especially finance-related. @milehighfool @SuburbNews Fair enough but I’d love to see more well-researched commentary #editorchat

[21:12:06] stephauteri: Howdy there! Steph Auteri, writer for Nerve and other publications, popping in late. #editorchat

[21:12:06] bacigalupe: @LydiaBreakfast may be now the social location becomes more explicit and we address up front the myth of objectivity #editorchat

[21:12:24] ErikSherman: @SuburbNews But how about analysis? There are lots of journos who know sources are full of it but won’t come out and say it. #editorchat

[21:12:25] LydiaBreakfast: @SpecialDee very #editorchat

[21:12:31] milehighfool: @LanceUlanoff Hope to see you here again, sir. #editorchat

[21:12:47] jonathanfields: @JuliaAngwin Even if reporting isn’t completely objective & transparent, crowdsourced vetting gets you close 2 truth fast. #editorchat

[21:12:51] JDEbberly: @LanceUlanoff Thanks for stopping by, Lance! Looking forward to seeing you here next Weds. Night! #Editorchat

[21:12:58] wordful: @bacigalupe “the myth of objectivity” I like that #editorchat

[21:13:05] milehighfool: @stephauteri Glad you could make it, Steph. #editorchat

[21:13:13] sairy: RT @JuliaAngwin @wetzeledit they may use personal sharing as the basis for attacks. Even if not fair, it’s ammo – good point #editorchat

[21:13:28] ErikSherman: @wetzeledit True enough. I’m not the sharing sort, just found that some fanatics would fill in what they wanted. #editorchat

[21:13:45] mguerard: @ErikSherman I think if the source is full of it, you simply don’t use them. #editorchat

[21:13:47] JuliaAngwin: So it seems we all agree that transparency is key for honesty. I’d like to get a good example or two of a success story #editorchat

[21:14:19] mrinaldesai: @JuliaAngwin #editorchat #quote Bob Dylan – “All I can do is be me”

[21:14:36] booksbelow: RT @edwardboches: Q4 when readers have as much say as journalists you’re called out if you’re not both honest and authentic #editorchat

[21:14:46] 190east: RT @JuliaAngwin: So we all agree that transparency is key for honesty. I’d like to get a good example or two of a success story #editorchat

[21:15:12] wordful: @JuliaAngwin @AaronWall of SEO Book is a great example of pure honesty/transparency relating to his success #editorchat

[21:15:26] elyssaeast: The type of piece, the venue, & the audience determine how personal, transparent, & opinionated one can be. #editorchat

[21:16:06] milehighfool: Great idea. Success stories are in short supply, it seems. is transparency improving? #editorchat

[21:16:06] ErikSherman: @mguerard Sometimes the story is about the source, in which case you can’t simply ignore them. #editorchat

[21:16:41] ptrcrown: Example: When a Nobel laureate writes “I don’t know the answer…” it tells a lot about the writer and state of knowledge… #editorchat

[21:17:14] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin Not sure it’s a great example, but I’ve noted certain business background when analyzing a tech company… #editorchat

[21:17:22] sairy: @JuliaAngwin success story: @queenofspain is open about her opinions on twitter, but as an editor she is completely non-partisan #editorchat

[21:17:38] ErikSherman: @JuliaAngwin …because I had experience in a specific area that led me to make a comment that I did. #editorchat

[21:17:39] milehighfool: @booksbelow The crowdsourcing point is a good one. Well-done stories are spread far and wide. #editorchat

[21:18:07] dugL: @elyssaeast #editorchat She’s right. A venue that relies on image would be a bad place to confess secrets.

[21:18:32] JDEbberly: RT @wordful: @JuliaAngwin @AaronWall of SEO Book is a great example of pure honesty/transparency relating to his success #editorchat #Ed …

[21:18:56] BeckyDMBR: Dangit. And I realize I’m leaving off the hastag. Sorry. #editorchat

[21:19:02] pickcontests: (@mrinaldesai)@JuliaAngwin #editorchat #quote Bob Dylan – “All I can do is be me” http://twitter.com/mrinaldesai/statuses/1654740027

[21:19:17] BeckyDMBR: @LydiaBreakfast Hey there, howdy! #editorchat

[21:19:22] ErikSherman: @milehighfool Just remember that the majority can be really wrong, like knowing the earth is flat. #editorchat

[21:19:24] edwardboches: @BeckyDMBR post from tweetchat.com way easier #editorchat

[21:19:59] jimmcbee: Success story? When Bluffton Today started, we threw the rule book out. Reporters, readers blogged pretty freely, interacted … #editorchat

[21:20:03] milehighfool: @ptrcrown We’re usually better off admitting ignorance than proving it, no? #editorchat

[21:20:05] BeckyDMBR: @milehighfool I’d like to see more well-researched … anything. #editorchat

[21:20:22] KatPowers: Dude the Earth is flat. How else would I be able to talk you you folks up there? πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:20:41] BeckyDMBR: @SpecialDee News and op-ed *should* be different. It’s inappropriate to express opinion when reporting on xyz murder. Just is. #editorchat

[21:20:45] elyssaeast: Business narratives operate on transparency but they often seem overly scripted towards success & therefore inauthentic. #editorchat

[21:20:49] JuliaAngwin: Potential success story: some say e-books will finally allow writers to be judged by their words not their covers/marketing #editorchat

[21:20:55] littlebrownpen: YES! @milehighfool @ptrcrown We’re usually better off admitting ignorance than proving it, no? #editorchat

[21:21:02] jimmcbee: … in ways that were refreshing (sometimes pain in the ass, too). Writers allowed to write personal columns at times, etc. … #editorchat

[21:21:19] elyssaeast: @pickcontests Yes but Bob Dylan famously said, “I’m not there.” #editorchat

[21:21:35] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin I think it is going to take a while for people to get over the misconceptions about e-books #editorchat

[21:21:39] milehighfool: @ErikSherman Certainly, but the added feedback loop adds dynamism and can lead to better thinking. #editorchat

[21:21:58] sairy: RT @JuliaAngwin some say e-books will finally allow writers to be judged by their words not their covers/marketing #editorchat – yes/no/tbd?

[21:22:00] jimmcbee: … readers ate it up. Market penetration was deep and wide. (Free delivery was big part of it, too.) #editorchat

[21:22:00] littlebrownpen: @JuliaAngwin Agree about ebooks. #editorchat

[21:22:02] milehighfool: @BeckyDMBR See, this is why we love having you here, Becky. #editorchat

[21:22:23] BeckyDMBR: @edwardboches TweetDeck’s not bad. It’s just my brain that needs a kick-start. πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[21:22:37] elizabethbarr: @LydiaBreakfast @JuliaAngwin Agreed. The early adopters will pay for an e-book, but the public at large? #editorchat

[21:22:41] wetzeledit: @JuliaAngwin Judged, but not necessarily sold! (Just kidding…I wish…) #editorchat

[21:22:45] milehighfool: @LydiaBreakfast Agreed. They’ve been co-opted by twammers disguised as marketers. #editorchat

[21:22:55] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin some think they are similar to self-pubbed books, ie: mistakenly that no publisher would pick them up #editorchat

[21:23:04] ErikSherman: @milehighfool Undoubtedly it can. But many assume it”s a foregone conclusion, and it’s not. #editorchat

[21:23:13] milehighfool: @LydiaBreakfast But teh e-book movement is an opportunity to establish identity more deeply, no? #editorchat

[21:23:23] milehighfool: @ErikSherman Agreed. #editorchat

[21:23:43] JDEbberly: RT @milehighfool: @LydiaBreakfast Agreed. They’ve been co-opted by twammers disguised as marketers. #editorchat #Editorchat

[21:23:52] JuliaAngwin: @wetzeledit Selling is always the hardest part. Boy, am I learning that! #editorchat

[21:23:57] stephauteri: RT @LydiaBreakfast on e-books: some think they are similar to self-pubbed books, & that no publisher would pick them up. [yes!] #editorchat

[21:24:00] SuburbNews: @BeckyDMBR @milehighfool Yes, you’re right, need more research and thoughtfulness, less punditry? #editorchat

[21:24:03] ErikSherman: @LydiaBreakfast And they still have to be marketed, or else no one reads them. #editorchat

[21:24:17] elizabethbarr: E-books aren’t any different from iTunes or music online. Puts a whole industry of execs out of work, but the product is same. #editorchat

[21:24:36] wordful: RT @JuliaAngwin @wetzeledit Selling is always the hardest part. Boy, am I learning that! *Yeah no kidding!* #editorchat

[21:24:46] elyssaeast: @JuliaAngwin So how is it going for you sales wise? What are you learning? #editorchat

[21:25:02] milehighfool: @SuburbNews Absolutely. You can’t stand on a soapbox can yourself authentic or authoritative. #editorchat

[21:25:18] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin right and the publisher never tells the author how much of the selling they have to do themselves! #editorchat

[21:25:24] JuliaAngwin: @elyssaeast I made a decision not to ask my publisher for numbers because there was no way I wouldn’t be disappointed. #editorchat

[21:25:30] sairy: wrt e-books, I’ve heard mixed views from people at all points on tech & publishing spectrum – I think in 5 yrs it’ll shake out. #editorchat

[21:25:38] SpecialDee: Byline = reputation = integrity; editors uphold journalists to these standards – in print and online. #editorchat

[21:25:47] rogerdooley: @SpecialDee I’d certainly hope so. But then, I always thought editorial and advertising were different. Old-fashioned, I guess. #editorchat

[21:26:04] milehighfool: Geez. What is it with my typing tonight? I meant, stand on a soapbox and *call* call yourself authoritiative. #editorchat

[21:26:20] Jfavreau: RT @SpecialDee Byline = reputation = integrity; editors uphold journalists to these standards – in print and online #editorchat

[21:26:27] BeckyDMBR: @SuburbNews Yes. Plenty of punditry out there. Not enough research and straight info. #editorchat

[21:26:33] stephauteri: @LydiaBreakfast: That’s b/c publishers financially support only a teeny-weeny percentage of the books they publish. Sure things. #editorchat

[21:26:36] elyssaeast: At least for now the ebook is harder to market than the physical one bc the reader has to shell out for an e-reader. Not cheap! #editorchat

[21:27:10] ErikSherman: @LydiaBreakfast They’re starting to. If they think you can’t sell lots, you don’t get the contract. #editorchat

[21:27:28] stephauteri: @elyssaeast: I’m intrigued by those online publishers who offer books in both e and print form… #editorchat

[21:27:31] LydiaBreakfast: @stephauteri financially support = take a bath a lot of times #editorchat

[21:27:52] elizabethbarr: @rogerdooley Re line between editorial and advertising Γ’β‚¬β€œ growing thinner by the day. #editorchat

[21:27:53] JuliaAngwin: Maybe e-books are eventually transparency for authors – people can compare crowd-source reviews, share reading experiences? #editorchat

[21:28:00] elyssaeast: @JuliaAngwin That’s a solid move. A book’s value is rarely reflected in its sales. #editorchat

[21:28:35] bob_bobala: @LydiaBreakfast I’m still looking for my benefactor. One day they will come! πŸ™‚ Joining late. Bob Bobala from Intuit. #editorchat

[21:28:38] ErikSherman: OK, speaking of books, I have one to finish tonight. #editorchat

[21:28:41] JDEbberly: @milehighfool I know waht you mean, I’ve been typing tpyos all evening #Editorchat

[21:28:43] KatPowers: @SpecialDee Question: Does identity matter more for a journalist than a run-of-the-mill expert you’re quoting? #editorchat

[21:28:47] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin they can sort of do that online at B&N and amazon with reviews and ratings #editorchat

[21:29:02] sairy: RT @JuliaAngwin Maybe e-books are transparency for authors – people can compare crowd-source reviews, share experiences? #editorchat

[21:29:09] BeckyDMBR: Book publishing has changed A LOT in the last 10-15 years. Scaled down on publisher’s end, ramped up on author’s. #editorchat

[21:29:11] jimmcbee: < waiting for someone to offer me money for product placement in an article. #editorchat

[21:29:19] LydiaBreakfast: @bob_bobala Hey there mr San Diego πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:29:25] JDEbberly: I MEANT “what” and “typos”. It’s ironic when I typo’d the word “typo” #Editorchat

[21:29:28] jkwill10: Gospel: RT @SpecialDee: Byline = reputation = integrity; editors uphold journalists to these standards – in print and online. #editorchat

[21:29:38] elyssaeast: @stephauteri Which publishers? #editorchat

[21:29:51] sairy: @JuliaAngwin I think you’ve hit on something… as I’ve followed the tech beyond gov’t transparency projects, we’re not far off. #editorchat

[21:30:05] SuburbNews: @ErikSherman Journos can do analysis based on their expertise but should be clearly labeled analysis. Explaining, not advocating #editorchat

[21:30:09] wordful: Many bloggers create how-to ebooks & give them away in xchange for email address. Then they use mailing list for affiliate sales #editorchat

[21:30:35] SpecialDee: @KatPowers Identity of the journalist or the run of the mill expert being quoted? #editorchat

[21:30:51] elyssaeast: @JDEbberly I make typos all the time w/ TweetDeck. Such tiny fonts. #editorchat

[21:30:55] stephauteri: @elyssaeast: I once worked for academic publishers, and they really only spent $ on direct mail & space advertising. #editorchat

[21:31:21] davidbdale: Transparency is as elusive as objectivity. Who will admit to being a shill for the party or know that he’s blinded by dogma? #editorchat

[21:31:38] gbmiii: @JuliaAngwin #editorchat #quote Bob Dylan – “All I can do is be me” http://ff.im/-2sAMZ

[21:31:43] stephauteri: @elyssaeast: Larger publishers will do the whole publicity thing, but the extent depends on how much faith they have in ur book. #editorchat

[21:32:07] KatPowers: @SpecialDee We’re online, so now we’re at the same level as experts with blogs (for some). 1/2 #editorchat

[21:32:26] SpecialDee: If news becomes aggregated, will journalists have their own RSS feeds based on their byline? by their newspaper? combo? #editorchat

[21:32:47] KatPowers: 2/2 and we’re wrestling with the idea that we have to be above the crowd but also we have to be part of the crowd #editorchat

[21:32:59] elizabethbarr: Many publishers won’t consider you if you don’t have a built-in platform for marketing, either a blog or a column. #editorchat

[21:33:10] milehighfool: @SpecialDee I’ve seen this many places already. TheStreet.com does it. #editorchat

[21:33:37] elizabethbarr: @SpecialDee Great question! That will be one for newspaper guilds to hammer out. Which means no consensus for a while! #editorchat

[21:33:39] timecommander: @Wordful Do you suggest doing this or rather is it not recommended? #editorchat

[21:33:49] sairy: @SpecialDee I’ve already seen feeds by topic and by author in several publications #editorchat

[21:34:10] hinder: @specialDee a lot of pubs have their writers posting all their pieces on twitter/facebook already. Kinda serves as an RSS feed. #editorchat

[21:34:11] SuburbNews: Sadly, I have to go put the kids to bed. I’ll try to return or read the transcript. Thank you. Interesting Qs and debate #editorchat

[21:34:42] JuliaAngwin: So let’s pull this together. How much does maintaining a digital identity, building audience interfere/enhance the writing life? #editorchat

[21:34:45] jimmcbee: @SpecialDee that’s assuming they have newspapers to work for. #editorchat

[21:34:47] milehighfool: @SuburbNews Thanks for joining us again. See you soon. #editorchat

[21:34:50] stephauteri: @hinder: This is true, but I think the ones who are merely broadcasting and not interacting have got it wrong. #editorchat

[21:34:50] SpecialDee: @KatPowers It’s a case of where your stories appear-on a newspaper site? Then there must be an editor behind you. #editorchat

[21:35:08] edwardboches: @SpecialDee wow. that would put even more power in hands of readers and make it even more difficult for pub to make $ or subs #editorchat

[21:35:14] elizabethbarr: @hinder Or they post an excerpt on their blog and link to the paper/magazine. But that’s on a case by case basis, no? #editorchat

[21:35:15] elyssaeast: @stephauteri I was a reviews editor at PW and watched publishers sink tons behind 1 or 2 titles & leave the rest to wither. #editorchat

[21:35:17] LydiaBreakfast: @SuburbNews thanks for joining us, goodnight to the kiddos #editorchat

[21:35:35] wordful: @timecommander Depends on what your intentions are. Some people just use their blogs as a platform to bigger things. #editorchat

[21:35:48] SpecialDee: Exactly. RT @jimmcbee: @SpecialDee that’s assuming they have newspapers to work for. #editorchat

[21:35:49] LydiaBreakfast: Q5 How much does maintaining a digital identity, building audience interfere/enhance the writing life? #editorchat

[21:35:52] hinder: @stephauteri I totally agree. It’s not building a following it’s just shoving news down the people’s throats. #editorchat

[21:35:54] milehighfool: RT Q: How much does maintaining a digital identity, building audience interfere/enhance the writing life? #editorchat

[21:36:28] stephauteri: @JuliaAngwin: It may be time intensive, but I believe it enhances the writing experience. #editorchat

[21:36:49] elyssaeast: @JuliaAngwin Building an identity via social networking at least can be really time consuming & can get in the way of writing. #editorchat

[21:37:00] JuliaAngwin: @stephauteri Do you learn from your audience? Get ideas from readers? #editorchat

[21:37:06] stephauteri: @JuliaAngwin: All that input from those you connect with online enriches your writing by showing you different POVs. #editorchat

[21:37:11] mrinaldesai: @JuliaAngwin #editorchat it’s about ‘you media’ – all very important

[21:37:16] KatPowers: Q5 folks know who I am, where I’m coming from, usually more inclined to feed me info #editorchat

[21:37:31] BaileyMcC: Q5 it enhances it, your audience can be a great asset for material, instant feedback, etc. #editorchat

[21:37:33] sairy: @JuliaAngwin I think it still depends on genre; writing about tech online or off fits well with new media, but it’s a time suck. #editorchat

[21:37:42] elyssaeast: @milehighfool It interferes, but it’s necessary (and can be fun.) #editorchat

[21:37:46] ptrcrown: Thank you! I must go and be myself… “every one else is taken”. This was stimulating and thought provoking. #editorchat

[21:37:47] edwardboches: @stephauteri doesn’t effectiveness of “marketing” or blding readership, and quality of content go hand in hand? #editorchat

[21:37:50] jimmcbee: q5: will be more critical and time consuming the less writers/editors are able to rely on publishers for their daily bread. #editorchat

[21:37:55] stephauteri: @elyssaeast: It’s so sad! I used to feel so frustrated on behalf of my authors. #editorchat

[21:37:56] elizabethbarr: Q5 I think it involves a lot more strategy and deciding beforehand what your brand is and what you stand for. Gives you focus. #editorchat

[21:37:58] bob_bobala: @milehighfool If you like to write and communicate with people it opens up a huge world. If you don’t, it’s gotta be tiring. #editorchat

[21:38:21] JDEbberly: Q5: It actually enhances my writing. back when I had three online identities, tracking diff. identities enhanced creativity #Editorchat

[21:38:36] stephauteri: @edwardboches: Oh totally! If I was putting out complete drivel, I’m assuming I’d have far less followers. πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:38:41] BeckyDMBR: @LydiaBreakfast @JuliaAngwin Q5 I think it depends on your writing/reporting. #editorchat

[21:38:42] LydiaBreakfast: @ptrcrown Thanks for joining us tonight, you did very well for a first timer πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[21:38:44] Jfavreau: @JuliaAngwin I am new to this and I tend to build a following by participating in chats like this. #editorchat

[21:38:49] bacigalupe: @JuliaAngwin @JuliaAngwin transparency & honesty may be correlated but not sure one leads to the other, aren’t they contextual? #editorchat

[21:38:54] edwardboches: can’t believe i just posted a tweet with a grammatical error on editorchat #editorchat

[21:39:00] hinder: I’ve found the digital identity helps the writing. Sources reach out to you plus you are more connected to what they care about. #editorchat

[21:39:27] mguerard: @edwardboches Did any of these editors pounce on it? #editorchat #editorchat

[21:39:28] LydiaBreakfast: @edwardboches typing so quickly, it is hard NOT to make a mistake #editorchat

[21:39:29] bob_bobala: @JDEbberly Three identities! I’d say that’s an enhancement. πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:39:46] BeckyDMBR: @edwardboches We’re all editing you! πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:39:46] elyssaeast: Q5 The good thing is that it enables authors to exceed more control w/ marketing themselves. It’s audience building. #editorchat

[21:39:59] JuliaAngwin: @JDEbberly Maybe multiple online identities is good practice for character development. #editorchat

[21:40:45] edwardboches: @mguerard no, but i saw a post with a worse mistake right after mine, so i feel ok, thanks. #editorchat

[21:40:46] milehighfool: Having an identity is a prerequisite to creating a community, which is essential both for writer and outlet, no? #editorchat

[21:40:51] elyssaeast: @BeckyDMBR LOL! #editorchat

[21:40:53] wordful: Q5 it certainly gives us more control and reach over our potential to be heard #editorchat

[21:41:16] jkwill10: Q5: I get a little social media-ed out from time to time and don’t keep up with people like I should #editorchat

[21:41:24] underoak: Hey, #editorchat, dropping in to share from @fionamorgan: With fewer reporters covering local news, who fills gaps? http://bit.ly/12wbWF

[21:41:52] JDEbberly: @JuliaAngwin I agree with you there, Julia, except that I never went on to writing great Tom Clancy novels #Editorchat

[21:42:00] SpecialDee: Q5: Building audience/maintaining online identity can boost your resources-it’s the ultimate business card. #editorchat

[21:42:12] milehighfool: @bob_bobala Very much so. But if writing, engagement is part of the deal. #editorchat

[21:42:22] LydiaBreakfast: @underoak that is a whole other discussion, maybe for next session? #editorchat

[21:42:27] bob_bobala: Building an online identity can sure help hone your voice. #editorchat

[21:42:31] jimmcbee: Gotta do supper. Thanks to Julia. Take care, y’all, and check out http://smartnewsnc.com when you get a chance. Hi to @underoak #editorchat

[21:42:32] wetzeledit: Shoot, I have to go–thanks for the great chat and I’ll see you all ’round the Twittersphere. –Wendy Wetzel, freelance copyed #editorchat

[21:42:34] stephauteri: @milehighfool: I agree. If you lack focus, you lack identity, in which case it becomes tougher to build a body of work #editorchat

[21:42:45] stephauteri: @milehighfool: …and build an audience. #editorchat

[21:43:00] milehighfool: @wetzeledit Thanks, Wendy. Glad you could join us. #editorchat

[21:43:18] LydiaBreakfast: @jimmcbee ‘Night Jim, thanks again. #editorchat

[21:43:39] JuliaAngwin: @JDEbberly There’s still time! #editorchat

[21:43:41] sairy: @JuliaAngwin thanks – this was a great #editorchat

[21:43:42] LydiaBreakfast: @wetzeledit Thanks Wendy always a pleasure #editorchat

[21:43:54] milehighfool: @stephauteri And without the audience … (Shudders). #editorchat

[21:43:55] bob_bobala: @milehighfool I’m just saying the Emily Dickinson’s of the world would struggle with social media. #editorchat

[21:44:04] jkwill10: #editorchat rocks as always. @lydiabreakfast and @milehighfool are superstars. Nite

[21:44:26] JuliaAngwin: @sairy Thanks for coming, thoroughly enjoyed it. #editorchat

[21:44:30] milehighfool: @jimmcbee Thanks much, Jim. See you next week. #editorchat

[21:44:36] LydiaBreakfast: @jkwill10 we heart you too Jeff πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:44:53] elizabethbarr: @bob_bobala I think Emily Dickinson would love SM. She’d just be a lurker and skewerer of it. #editorchat

[21:45:02] milehighfool: @jkwill10 Thanks, Jeff. See you next week, I hope. #editorchat

[21:45:05] JDEbberly: @JuliaAngwin It would be nice if I could write up a couple dozen thrillers. Great retirement revenue stream potential there #Editorchat

[21:45:05] underoak: @LydiaBreakfast Yep, sorry for getting off topic. Apologies. My answer to Q5 upcoming will partly ‘splain. #editorchat

[21:45:46] LydiaBreakfast: RT @elizabethbarr I think Emily Dickinson would love SM. She’d just be a lurker and skewerer of it. -Brilliant! #editorchat

[21:46:01] JDEbberly: @jimmcbee Looking forward to seeing you next week! Have a fabulous evening! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[21:46:04] milehighfool: Killjoy warning: 10 minutes left. We’ll allow for a re-intro and a link beginning at 9:55 pm. #editorchat

[21:46:04] KatPowers: @elizabethbarr Imagine Dylan Thomas embracing social media! #editorchat

[21:46:05] bob_bobala: @elizabethbarr Right on, Elizabeth. πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:46:09] JuliaAngwin: @elizabethbarr Maybe we should just start tweeting Emily Dickinson lines and bring her to life! #editorchat

[21:46:31] elyssaeast: @elizabethbarr If ED were alive today she’d blog her heart out! #editorchat

[21:46:33] LydiaBreakfast: @JuliaAngwin she has a myspace page #editorchat

[21:46:50] underoak: Q5 for #editorchat: Yes, digital life interferes with writing focus (as I procrastitweet). But it adds massive sources, links, connections.

[21:47:04] elizabethbarr: Way OT, but a blogger I read did a post about Shakespeare’s Twitter stream. It was hilarious! #editorchat

[21:47:08] hinder: She’d be a creeper! RT @elizabethbarr I think Emily Dickinson would love SM. She’d just be a skewerer of it. -Brilliant! #editorchat

[21:47:16] LydiaBreakfast: @underoak procrastitweet! #editorchat

[21:47:23] milehighfool: @LydiaBreakfast Doesn’t Shakespeare as well? #editorchat

[21:47:32] SpecialDee: @JDEbberly Write a couple dozen thrillers? Just enrolled in Writing Fiction course – starts in few weeks. #editorchat

[21:47:41] elyssaeast: @underoak procrastitweet: I love that! #editorchat

[21:48:14] JDEbberly: @underoak That’s a new Twerm, “Procrastitweet” I need to remember to post it on the Twitter Wiki #Editorchat

[21:48:27] pickcontests: (@gbmiii)@JuliaAngwin #editorchat #quote Bob Dylan – “All I can do is be me” http://ff.im/-2sAMZ http://twitter.com/gbmiii/statuses/1654

[21:48:38] LydiaBreakfast: @elizabethbarr BTW would love to see Dorothy Parker tweet. That would be amazing #editorchat

[21:49:01] JuliaAngwin: @underoak procrastitweet: I’m the opposite, I procrastinate tweeting! #editorchat

[21:49:23] milehighfool: @elyssaeast Another twitticism. Tons of them at the Twictionary. (Yes, that’s real.) #editorchat

[21:49:38] stephauteri: RT @underoak: Yes, digital life interferes with writing focus (as I procrastitweet). But it adds massive sources, links… #editorchat

[21:49:50] elizabethbarr: @LydiaBreakfast Dorothy Parker’s Tweets? Don’t give me ideas. (Should I call dibs on this? How does that work?) #editorchat

[21:50:04] Vitalizer: RT @JDEbberly: @underoak That’s a new Twerm, “Procrastitweet” I need to remember to post it on the Twitter Wiki #Editorchat

[21:50:26] LydiaBreakfast: @elizabethbarr ha ha that could be a joint project. What fresh hell indeed! #editorchat

[21:50:36] wordful: BTW what happened to the editorchat.wordpress.com blog? I never saw this week’s questions posted there. #editorchat

[21:50:46] milehighfool: @Vitalizer Send me a link when it’s up. #editorchat

[21:50:52] BeckyDMBR: @LydiaBreakfast Tons of ways to procrastinate. At least SM offers networking, swine flu updates, etc. #editorchat

[21:51:34] stephauteri: RT: @BeckyDMBR: @LydiaBreakfast Tons of ways to procrastinate. At least SM offers networking, swine flu updates, etc. #editorchat

[21:51:36] milehighfool: @wordful Since Julia had questions of her own we decided to not post a new intro. #editorchat

[21:52:22] elizabethbarr: Speaking of swine flu, has editorchat tackled the topic of media scares/responsible reporting on public health? #editorchat

[21:52:28] wordful: @milehighfool oh, thanks. I was late, must have missed that. #editorchat

[21:52:58] bacigalupe: @LydiaBreakfast would we have a new form of twitter poetry with all kind of deconstructive theories about the 140 characters? #editorchat

[21:53:04] wordful: @wordful and thanks Julia for your questions! #editorchat

[21:53:22] LydiaBreakfast: @elizabethbarr not yet, perhaps for another week #editorchat

[21:53:41] milehighfool: Two-minute warning. At 9:55 om we’ll start re-intros and a link. #editorchat

[21:53:50] JuliaAngwin: @wordful Thanks for coming – it was really fun! #editorchat

[21:54:01] LydiaBreakfast: @bacigalupe that is a great idea! #editorchat

[21:54:30] JDEbberly: RT @milehighfool: Two-minute warning. At 9:55 om we’ll start re-intros and a link. #editorchat #Editorchat

[21:55:16] JuliaAngwin: Thanks to @LydiaBreakfast and @milehighfool for hosting me tonight. This has been a real pleasure and thought-provoking. #editorchat

[21:55:21] dugL: @bacigalupe , you’re so soupy, i wanna snake past @LydiaBreakfast, #editorchat is where it’s at. that’s twitter poetry πŸ™‚

[21:55:30] BeckyDMBR: @bacigalupe Deconstructing poetry would be “funner” if it coincided with Drunk Tweeting. Just sayin’. #editorchat #editorchat

[21:55:46] milehighfool: And we’re at 9:55. Reintroduce yourself and add a link if you’d like. #editorchat

[21:55:56] jg_rat: missed most of #editorchat again. Editoring got in the way again. Sigh.

[21:56:12] bacigalupe: @JuliaAngwin terrific questions! #editorchat

[21:56:17] BeckyDMBR: @JuliaAngwin Thanks so much for coming tonight! #editorchat #editorchat

[21:56:23] elyssaeast: All of this procrastinating talk is making me feel guilty! (Head hanging in shame.) I have to get back to my book. #editorchat

[21:56:37] underoak: @BeckyDMBR Indeed on procrastination via SM. And perhaps tweeting also serves as a writing warmup exercise. πŸ™‚ #editorchat

[21:56:48] elizabethbarr: Have to put my toque on and make creme brulees. I really enjoyed my first EC. Thanks to Lydia, Milehigh and @JuliaAngwin! #editorchat

[21:56:55] stephauteri: Glad to catch the last half of #editorchat! Fabulous as always. #editorchat

[21:57:21] JDEbberly: Hello, I’m J.D. Ebberly. I recommend that you participate in Editorchat every Wednesday Night from 8p to 10p EST #Editorchat

[21:57:23] stephauteri: Steph Auteri. Writer for Nerve.com and other pubs. I also blog over at http://www.freelancedom.com #editorchat

[21:57:34] SpecialDee: Thanks to @LydiaBreakfast and @milehighfool for hosting @JuliaAngwin tonight. #editorchat

[21:57:38] elyssaeast: Thank you @milehighfool, @LydiaBreakfast, @JuliaAngwin, and ALL for such an interesting discussion. I’m so glad I dropped by. #editorchat

[21:57:41] stephauteri: @elizabethbarr: yummm…creme brulee… #editorchat

[21:57:56] BeckyDMBR: I’m a freelance journalist in Iow-ay, online and (gasp) in print. #editorchat

[21:58:06] elyssaeast: Cheers to all. It certainly was time well spent. #editorchat

[21:58:23] KatPowers: editor of a paper and website just outside Boston, using your wisdom at http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville #editorchat

[21:58:37] hinder: Writer/editor for a variety of pubs. Thanks #editorchat – had a great time.

[21:58:46] bob_bobala: Thanks guys. Bob Bobala writing for TurboTax, Quicken, formerly Motley Fool, and for myself here: http://exitstrategypress.com #editorchat

[21:58:50] BeckyDMBR: @underoak Tweeting definitely limbers you up for editing your work. πŸ˜‰ #editorchat

[21:59:01] JuliaAngwin: Happy Wednesday – thanks to all of you for joining the discussion tonight! #editorchat

[21:59:11] BaileyMcC: Bailey McCann managing editor at CivSource, writer/copywriter/editor/etc at other places too. http://www.civsourceonline.com #editorchat

[21:59:22] JDEbberly: MAJOR KUDOS to @LydiaBreakfast & @milehighfool for hosting @JuliaAngwin here on Editorchat. Very Fascinating chat!! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[21:59:46] timecommander: @LydiaBreakfast Hello, I’m Dan Miranda. I couldn’t make it to #editorchat, but I look forward to being there next week. Oh yeah, I’m 13.

[21:59:56] wordful: Charles Bohannan struggling writer editor blogger in Hawaii. #editorchat

[21:59:56] SpecialDee: Great discussions 2nite! Thanks! Here’s what I do as a Special Sections editor http://bit.ly/dHBIr #editorchat

[22:00:06] LydiaBreakfast: Thanks to all for coming tonight, hope you enjoyed mixing it up with our guest mod. @juliaangwin #editorchat

[22:01:43] JDEbberly: @LydiaBreakfast This chat was off the charts tonight! I’m telling all my Twitter friends about it! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[22:02:33] LydiaBreakfast: @timecommander thanks Dan, oh and feel free to use your real 13 y/o speak. my daughter only talks in txt. #editorchat

[22:03:09] LydiaBreakfast: @JDEbberly awesome glad you had a good time #editorchat

[22:03:12] Jfavreau: Jamie Favreau writer at http://jamiefavreau.wordpress.com and trying to create an opp as a freelancer or community coordinator. #editorchat

[22:03:43] milehighfool: Thanks to everyone for joining and to @JuliaAngwin for moderating. Once more, find Stealing MySpace here: http://bit.ly/15mS3W #editorchat

[22:04:16] elizabethbarr: Indeed! RT @JDEbberly: @LydiaBreakfast This chat was off the charts tonight! I’m telling all my Twitter friends about it! πŸ™‚ #Editorchat

[22:04:26] bikelady: I apologize for slipping out. Got a call from sis. Her daughter in an accident. Had to take that call. I’ll try again next week. #editorchat

[22:05:37] LydiaBreakfast: We’ll try to post the transcript as soon as we can. Check editorchat.wordpress.com for the full conversation. Good night all! #editorchat

[22:05:39] milehighfool: Continue as long as you’ like but I’m signing off. Tim Beyers, Motley Fool tech contributor, http://timbeyers.com Night all #editorchat

[22:06:21] CathyWebSavvyPR: @JuliaAngwin Sorry I missed your chat tonight, I was co-hosting a #SmallBizChat from 8-9 and forgot about #editorchat after

[22:07:36] hdbbstephen: @edwardboches #editorchat Just had a convo about ID & name. Difficult for me, have a *very* common name…

[22:08:12] JDEbberly: The transcript will soon be posted at https://editorchat.wordpress.com for those who missed the chat tonight #Editorchat

[22:08:17] CathyWebSavvyPR: RT @JuliaAngwin Potent’l success story some say e-books will finally allow writers 2 B judged by their words not covers/mrketing #editorchat

[22:08:20] JuliaAngwin: @CathyWebSavvyPR No worries, thanks for trying to stop by! #editorchat

[22:08:52] BeckyDMBR: @milehighfool @LydiaBreakfast G’night! Thanks for another great chat! #editorchat

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Written by LydiaBreakfast

May 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

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  1. ok this chat made me want to set my alarm clock for 5am (GMT+2) so i can join in live next time…fantastic topic, guest moderation, contributions from all. thanks for sharing. @Thandelike

    Thandelike

    May 8, 2009 at 9:11 am


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