Archive for August 21st, 2009

August 21st, 2009

Why this blog is now called "Citizen L. on social web"

by Laurent François

Dear readers, followers, friends, opponents, French reading English and English speaking world 😉

Well, I just had a great feedback from Social Media Today as I’m their blogger of the week. It’s a great thing for me as this community is one of the most important and respectful to my eyes of PR and new media professional.

So what’s the link between my change & this? Well, I started blogging in French on a personal blog called “Citizen L. aka Laurent François“. More than an aka, it’s truly a way to focus on a specific way to talk about social web, in a wider extent. What’s I’ve done on Social media (re)loaded was a kind of first step in the English conversation. Now I feel more confident, more trustful. I met great online contributors and I know that I have to further my blog experience, as I do with my French friends. Citizen L. is a kind of brand, my own brand. As sociologists try to stick to a specific school, I want to stick to my editorial baseline.

This is why this blog is now called “Citizen L. on social web”: a way to focus on my feelings & opinions about the social web we’re shaping every day. And a way to write even more freely, as I do in French, to express my views…and engage comments, participations etc.

Thanks for the trust you give me, in subscribing to my feeds or adding me on social networks.

I now have to give more change.

Welcome Citizen L. on social web

“le roi est mort, vive le roi”.

August 21st, 2009

Metropolitan Police starts digital monitoring

by Laurent François

An interesting piece of news today as Metropolitan Police has just decided to start an active
monitoring :

“That’s how the Met can develop an understanding of the role of community policing within online communities.

‘Social media offers the Met an opportunity to make itself more accessible, more positively perceived – and more the everyday useful and helpful part of our lives that it should be.’

The move comes after the Met was hit by a storm of negative online publicity following the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests on 1 April – including two officers caught making controversial comments on Facebook.”

After Starbucks-like community management, it’s now time for institutions to invest in a social web governance…because their daily work cannot espace public opinions.