Archive for August, 2006

The great junk mail revolt

Thursday, August 31st, 2006Now this is a first - us quoting the Daily Mail.But I first became aware of this particular story whilst listening to BBC radio 1. The news item was that a Welsh postman had been suspended from work for misconduct ...

Contextual content redefines the advertising industry

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006Google and ebay from alliance to tailor ads to every customerWas the headline in the Guardian today.Don't tell me broadcasting is not in trouble! Its business model - defunct and obsoleteAnd I wonder if YouTube will not one-day ...

Combat soldier videos in the line of fire

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006MTV has broadcast a documentary on the phenomenon, entitled Iraq Uploaded: The War Network TV Won't Show You.Time says that never before has there been such an uncensored "visual document" of life during wartime.Every soldier seems to have ...

Politics – communities and technologies of cooperation

Monday, August 14th, 2006We asked Andre Serranho to write from first hand experience his account of two examples of communities coming together, empowered by communication technologies to make a radical impact on what were then the existing political and social status quo.Alpha ...

democracy deserves the best thinking possible

Saturday, August 12th, 2006Steve Dahlberg left a great comment on our post about the challenges facing education. Referencing a new book, the thoughts are interesting to the point I think they deserve reposting so here it is... Thanks Steve for the heads ...

Creative industries and the economy

Friday, August 11th, 2006Lunch with Prime Minister Tony Blair...JS had lunch with Tony Blair he saysThe Prime Minister wanted advice on advancing the United Kingdom's position in Europe for research and development. Nearly everyone in the room referenced Stanford and Berkeley's ...

First Tuesday in Jo’burg discusses the future of communications

Friday, August 11th, 2006and present was my good friend and co-author Tomi Ahonen describing PC's like Zeppelins when air travel started to get off the ground. Nice analogy Tomi :-)Business ignores mobile Internet at its peril is the headline at Moneyweb ...

End of the mass media belle epoque

Monday, August 7th, 2006Mirror titles may be sold as ad revenues tumble + McKinsey Study Predicts Continuing Decline in TV Selling PowerMcKinsey & Co. is telling a host of major marketers that by 2010, traditional TV advertising will ...

Village life was built on trust

Friday, August 4th, 2006Online feedback mechanisms harness the bidirectional communication capabilities of the Internet to engineer large-scale, word-of-mouth networks. Best known so far as a technology for building trust and fostering cooperation in online marketplaces, such as eBay, these mechanisms are poised to ...

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