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Communication technology; is political [Iran]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009Following on from my post from yesterday highlighting Jamias Cascio's Video on why technology is political I picked this up from Boing Boing – Five technologies Iran is using to censor the webWhile the government's initial efforts to censor the ...

Alan interviewed by Peggy Anne Salz @ thinkmobile [part 2]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009The second part of my interview with Peggy Anne Salz where we dig deeper into some of the topics and issues (within a marketing communications and business context) that confound  so many companies today.

Alan interviewed by Peggy Anne Salz @ thinkmobile [part 1]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009Here I am talking to Peggy Anne Salz on the challenges facing businesses and brands, within a social media context at the Think Mobile conference recently held in New York. We discuss, the root causes of this social media revolution, ...

Mitch and the Jerk

Thursday, December 18th, 2008This week I posted on Beck's new "blog" which I scraped from Adrants.I agreed with what the Adrant boys and girls had to say. The signature failure of style over substance, was the point. For example, the Roissy Terminal 1 ...

The holy grail of public service broadcasting

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008well some people might think so?Thompson described "the plan" as "potentially the holy grail of future public service broadcasting provision in the UK"The plan Stan is thisThe BBC said its proposals to share its online and digital technology would provide ...

The Johnston Press – it did not have to be this way

Monday, December 15th, 2008The lack of an effective digital strategy, few apparent plans aside from further cost cuts, and concerns over refinancing debt are the main reasons cited for the share price collapse.Writes the Sunday HeraldAnd of course the banking collapse and its ...

The craftsman as citizen journalist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008In the Craftsman by Richard Sennett, he points us to the philosopher Pico della Mirandola, who envisaged Homo Faber to mean "man as his own maker." Richard Lester and Michael Piore describe the process of (meaningful) as communication asFluid, context-dependent, ...

The Jerk

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008Steve Martin, played a blinder in the Jerk - a white boy adopted by a black family, yet he doesn't realise this, 'cause he's a jerk. In one seen the Jerk, is trying to get with the beat but he ...

Use the source Barack use the source

Monday, December 8th, 2008The open source force behind the Obama campaignA great post on Barack's campaign for the presidency which compliments some posts I have writtenSince the dawn of mass media, the most obvious activity of political campaigns — especially presidential ones — ...

The numerati make an appointment with your data

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008Marcus Sautoy writes can you predict what the next numbers will be in each of these strings of digits? 123454321234543212... 11235813213455... 993751058209749... The answer?The first sequence has a clear rhythm to it. The second is a little more tricky, but look closely and you ...

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