Archive for May, 2006

Digital salvation

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006One tribute that seemed more significant than most as the baton passed last week and the retiring CEO of the Guardian Media Group, owner of The Observer and much else, hailed his newly designated successor. 'This is a first ...

Stumbling upon Lily@myspace.com

Friday, May 26th, 2006I came across this article in last weeks Observer Music monthly magazine. Pictures of Lily A story of the power of networks, the internet and a new socio-economic model hard at workMiranada Sawyer writes,Last month I used my ...

The bonfire of the brands

Friday, May 26th, 2006This appeared in my inbox todayOn 26.08.06, I am going to gather every branded possession of mine into a warehouse, douse them with petrol and burn the lot. Jacobson chairs, Christian Dior shirts, a Louis Vuitton bag; I'm too ...

Authentic vs. Fake

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006Cory Treffiletti discusses two initiatives that have been created by Nike around the football world cup, and the differences between the twoOne is of Ronaldinho do some amazing stunts with a football, which is claimed to be real, ...

Better Than We Know Ourselves

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006Music - economics - socioeconomics - search - contextual search - narrative threads in a borderless world - google for the ears - collaborative filtering - tags - social information filtering - navigating superabundance in a superdistributed world - databases ...

There are more than two sides to the story

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006A relevant article in understanding the changing nature of business and customer relationships by Michael J. Reuschel, President Unisys Global Communications and Media IndustriesThe crux of the argument lies hereSo what's the relevance to the communications industry? ...

Movie Producers invest in Social Networking Site

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006Movie moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Weinstein Co. said it had taken an undisclosed stake in social-networking website ASmallWorld.The founders of Miramax Film Corp. led a group of investors including Bob Pittman, former chief operating officer of AOL Time ...

Mass Niche Markets & contextual narrative

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006A short interview with Chris Andersen of the Long Tail book and blogWhen Chris Anderson, editor of Wired, started to write about the theory of the Longtail a couple of years ago it seemed to cause a satori-moment ...

Usability: it ain’t easy

Monday, May 22nd, 2006Telecom Asia recently ran an article about useabilityWith more advanced services rolling out across the planet, ease-of-use is becoming crucial to their success, but today's user interfaces aren't quite cutting it. Solving that will be a complex task, ...

The society and economics of the virtual kingdom

Friday, May 19th, 2006This is a definite must-read if you want to get your head around the consequences of virtual worlds.And is a welcome support to the chapter in our book The emerging virtual economy. Magic Kingdoms for us and our ...

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