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Citizenside – Journalism At Play

Posted in film, Media, photography, web by aldorf on August 3, 2011

Citizenside’s goal is to create the largest online community of amateur and independent reporters where everyone can share their vision of the news by uploading photos and videos for fellow reporters to see.

sell photos videos to the press and media around the world.

If you have an interesting news-related image or video, Citizenside will contact media outlets on your behalf and offers you a much higher percentage of the sales price than those offered by traditional agencies (up to 75%).

Citizenside has around 10.000 regular contributors. In 2008 it sold the first public video of french trader Jerome Kerviel–whose illicit trade cost French bank Société Générale billions of dollars. The video was syndicated to several publications for around EUR 100.000

Citizenside was created in 2006 by three young associates passionate about the news (two cousins and a friend!) whose complementary experience offers you the best representation when it comes to selling your content.

In November 2007, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the 3rd largest news agency in the world, and the IAM company became shareholders in the Citizenside agency (formerly Scooplive). Primary shareholder of the IAM company and ex-CEO of France Televisions, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, then became president of Citizenside.

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The Optimism Bias – Great Time Article by Tali Sharot

Posted in ideas, inspiration, quality by aldorf on June 2, 2011

The Optimism Bias, one of the best articles I have read in a while!

When we hear a success story like Mark Zuckerberg’s our brains take note of the possibility that we too may become immensely rich one day. But hearing that the odds of divorce are almost 1 in 2 tends not to make us think that our own marriages may be destined to fail.

(Illustration by Noma Bar)

“The Internet of Things = The Internet of Hype” on The Economist

Posted in blog, ideas, your take on... by aldorf on January 7, 2011

“Is it worth it? Many of the problems that the internet of things is supposed to solve actually have simple, non-technological solutions. Google likes to boast that your smartphone can tell you the ratio of men and women in any given bar. But there is actually a much simpler solution: you can look through the window! …

Read full article on The Economist blog

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