How websites within the public service and public sector use Twingly

Today we continue our series of blog posts showing you how websites from different online sectors are using Twingly to enhance their content with opinions and comments from the blogosphere. We described earlier how e-commerce websites have implemented the Twingly widget and highlighted how company, event and organisation websites use Twingly. This time we will focus on the websites from the Swedish public sector and introduce you to what public radio, public television (yep even they are Twingly partners) and two other official, non-commercial websites are doing with Twingly technology.

SVT
SVT is the the Swedish public service television. One of their many TV productions is called Debatt, a talk show discussing important news and issues related to the Swedish society. The Debatt website regularly publishes opinion pieces by Swedish politicians, media experts and journalists surrounding the ongoing debates (like this one). Each of those articles is accompanied by the Twingly Blogstream widget, showing blog posts linking to the article. By doing that SVT gives users the chance of either commenting directly below the articles or publishing their response in their own blogs and becoming part of the discussion. SVT are also using the Twingly Blogstream widget on other parts of their website, for example below every article on their news section.

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Sveriges Radio
Even Sveriges Radio which is Sweden’s public service radio has implemented Twingly Blogstream on parts of its website (example). The widget is located below articles and shows the latest incoming links from blogs. Easy and straight-forward!

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Europaportalen
Europaportalen is the leading, independent platform for the Swedish debate about everything concerning the European Union (EU) and Europe. Similar to how Sveriges Radio has implemented Twingly Blogstream even Europaportalen uses our technology to monitor the blogosphere and to show who has linked to the site (example).

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Lärarnas Nyheter
This website is targeted at teachers across Sweden, published by the Swedish teacher association and meant to offer any kind of news and information teachers need for their daily work. We find that Lärarnas Nyheter has chosen a very neat way of adding the Twingly widget to their site – it’s included in a dynamic navigation on the right side of the homepage and shows the articles that have been getting the most buzz from the blogosphere. The widget is also located on each article page (example) listing the recent incoming links.

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Twingly Live Breakthrough


Image credit: Anders Ljungberg

Today, when the Olympics starts in Vancouver, several Swedish media companies are for the first time connecting their news coverage of the event with live updates from Twingly Live.

Twingly Live is a realtime stream of tweets for a specific topic or event and we’re happy that Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska DagbladetSVT and Expressen will all use our service to let this be part of their news coverage from the Olympics. Martin nails it in the press release why this is so cool:

“People are multitasking in front of their TV sets. They follow TV-broadcasts and read news sites on the Internet while at the same time they’re tweeting and commenting through social media,” says Martin Källström, CEO of Twingly. “It’s a fantastic development that increases peoples interest in news reports. With Twingly Live media take advantage of this online engagement.

What we’ve seen is that Twingly Live is very optimized for realtime broadcasts. Again, Martin explain why our realtime approach is so important for these types of media coverage and why a minor delay makes it all a lot less interesting:

“It is important that the on-going discussion in social media really is transferred in realtime when broadcasted live,” says Martin Källström. “You might think that a small delay is not all that annoying, but the dialogue is interrupted even if just delayed by a few seconds. Therefore, real time technology is a prerequisite for being able to link the discussion in social media with the direct reports from the traditional media.”

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