Thursday, March 26, 2009

I heard of this new disease (short for "no mobile phobia") that is widespread and now has been give a new name in the UK. It is all over the media in the UK (one article). Here is the wiki page.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mine from Time
Very interesting new product from Time Warner - Mine, a personalized magazine combining content from 8 Time Warner and American Express Publishing magazines (read an article on fastcompany). The magazine is available in print and digital formats. You get to pick 5 magazines of our choice and in addition to you location and age, answer 4 questions:
  • What do you crave more? Sushi / Pizza
  • Do you like to sing in the car? Yes / No
  • Which would you like to learn? Juggling / Celebrity Impersonation
  • Who would you like to have dinner with most? Leonardo da Vinchi / Socrates
I don't get the questions but will wait to see if they correctly reflect my preferences. Also, I think this is where printed media (especially Magazines) should be headed.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Future of News Media
A long but excellent article by steve johnson on the future of news media. I especially like the diagram of the news creation / distribution supply chain.

... another article by clay shirky ... and a third one There is only Us on, where I fond this very interesting paragraph:
If a central element of the undoing of the traditional press is unbundling — the diminishing power of jointly packaging advertising and news, the atomization of formerly coherent monopoly news products into info-snippets on blogs and aggregators — a central element of journalism’s renewal will be connection — our ability and responsibility to all play shifting, complementary roles in a potentially vast system of journalism.
The transformation will be painful but the long-term future is bright!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Social and Real-time Search
Interesting article on John Battelle's Searchblog describing how Social Networking sites are creeping up on Google as a key source of traffic. I guess Search Engine Marketing will be followed by Social Marketing.

Also, I feel that Search Engines are bound to become more real-time (a good article on the topic). Searching Twitter already gives you a better information on current events. This morning Yahoo mail was down and I searched "Yahoo Mail" on Google - no information on a current issue! I searched on Twitter and found that it was down and the first tweet on the topic was about 1 hour old. So, the issue was not just with my mailbox and I decided to wait.

In my mind, Google should acquire Twitter!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Open Facebook
Very interesting article on O'Reilly Radar encouraging social networks, especially Facebook, to be more open. The internet has made us all understand the value of wide-open collaboration spaces.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

TweetGrid: New tool to follow Twitter
Here is my grid on the tool. Reminds me of netvibes (my public pages).
Interesting site in the space. Captured this from a Tim O'Reilly tweet.