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Monday, December 17, 2007

Finding stories on Facebook

From another Beat Blogging post comes Venture Beat reporter Eric Eldon's explanation of how he uses Facebook to find stories. Kicks in around halfway down. Well worth a read.

Nice bit of advice from Eric. He says reporters "have to look around and figure out where their readers are online. If people are on MySpace - go there. If they are on a random forum, that's where you have to be. You can't just think like a reporter, you have to think like you are part of the community. You are not cut off from the rest of the world."

Well said.

I'm not a reporter anymore so haven't tried finding stories on social networks. Have you? If so, let us know, I'd be really interested to learn how you're going about it.