The ad business loves business process novelty. New management techniques very quickly get sucked into the advertising maw and regurgitated as thin slices of PowerPoint manifesto. Differentiation, new news and a shiny new press release all off the ba...More
This is my last column before the festive season, so here is a handy Future Of Media Christmas Gift Guide. You might like to imagine it as a magazine supplement with lots of cut-out items against a white background, divided into those annoying lifest...
Last week, we lamented the fading of the "web 2.0" dream: the erosion of a data-sharing economy based on feeds and APIs, specifically the demise of LastGraph, which made listening maps based on a feed from Last.fm.
Something important died last week. It was a little service called LastGraph, which took data about your music-listening habits from Last.fm and made it into all sorts of pretty and interesting graphs.
I have found myself horribly guilty of the kind of short-sighted, incurious prejudice I always spy in everyone else, wagging my finger and raising my eyebrows. I should be mocked and humiliated. I am a dinosaur. I must be disrupted. My crime? I ve al...
One of my internet heroes is a chap called Ze Frank. Older readers may remember him from way back when, before the dawn of YouTube.
If you fancy reading an eloquent, angry rant, look for a blog about Microsoft Word by the science-fiction writer Charles Stross. It is spitting, splenetic and smart.
I remember being suspicious of Twitter at first. Looking at my old Tweets, it wasn't until the end of 2006 that I properly got into it.
The word "cliché" apparently goes back to the days of hot-metal type.
The next challenge for TV is to see if it can hang on to its prized "second screen" status. The screen we carry around with us and fondle is clearly the first - that's the one we use for shopping and talking to friends, it's the one that knows all ou...
I spend quite a lot of time in a Derbyshire town called Belper. My parents live nearby. There's a nice little high street with one more cafe than you might expect and a high-quality Oxfam bookshop.
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