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Get Well Soon, Bobby Ewing

In 1984 Ian Shuttleworth Iain  Walker and Eoin Patterson made this cassette using samples from my radio programme Nothin’ Better on Downtown Radio Get Well Soon...

And what is Network Neutrality?

From Huffington Post The free and open internet is about to change dramatically. If the telcos get their way in Congress this fall (I’m looking at...

eBay – how to make a killing

Starting low, spelling mistakes and Sunday evenings – David Leafe reveals the secrets of successful online trading. Daily Telegraph...

Internet Made Easy

It hardly seems like six months since the Internet Made Easy CD was distributed throughout Northern Ireland.  Some of the participating members of the steering group met...

The New Media Establishment

This List is — let me put it this way.  I was at a meeting recently and someone quoted “People” who claimed that “The Internet would...

5 things in 6 minutes

I’m making a presentation to business people in Belfast at the end of November and just working on the speech now. This is very much...

Innocence Project Launched Today

  The BBC New Media team in Northern Ireland have launched the website for the new BBC Drama The Innocence Project. (note; I’m the editor new media in BBC...

Commercial challenge to BBC iPlayer

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,1941348,00.html An alliance of newspaper and magazine publishers is calling for an expert forum to discuss opening up the BBC’s iPlayer to commercial content to...

Mobi TV

There was a bit of buzz a couple of days ago about MobiTV raising another $30 million in capital, adding to it’s already whopping $70 million from previous financings....

Sick of Sharing

Friend Julie is in San Francisco for Web-two-nuthin’ event and posted this link in her event blog. This suggests that as much as people want to connect through...

Web 2 Nothing

Hark! A note of skepticism gladdens my heart. The serious faced using terms like “Web-two-point-nought” and “Web-two-point-zero”. Yet making me smile are those who see it...

Air America’s ABC Blacklist

huffingtonpost.com/josh-silver/ A simple lesson why publically funded public service broadcasting is not so bad, after all. Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Karl Rove, George W. Bush...

Even More Google

netimperative.com/ Channel 4 has held talks with Google to explore the possiblity distributing its programming via the search engine’s network. According to the Financial Times,...

In Blogs Don’t Trust

Just because someone presents some information as a fact does not make it a fact. The journalistic “two reliable but independent sources” is the standard...

Vote Early and Snap Often

“Call it political ergonomics. The art and science of lowering barriers to democratic participation.” Jay Rosen’s account of a call for Americans to photograph polling...

A Web Site to Call Your Own

From the New York Times …[S]tarting Nov. 15, somebody will offer to pick up the entire bill [for your small business website]. You’ll be able...

Global broadcasting

New broadcasters, like the English-language al-Jazeera channel, seem hungrier for influence than for profits The Economist...

ITN for BT Mobile News

BT has announced a deal with ITN News to provide 24-hour made-for-mobile news content for its mobile broadcast entertainment service, BT Movio. The news channel...

JotSpot Googled

Is the verb “to be Googled” changing it meaning or growing a new one.  it used to mean being checked out in a search engine,...

Scobles: 10 Tips to a Killer Blog

This is a lift from KNow More Media Ten tips to a killer blog Robert Scoble Maryam Ghaemmaghami Scoble       Blog cause you...

ON Second Life

From MEDIASHIFT A friend of mine who works in PR in San Francisco came up to me at a party last week, and was wide-eyed at...

Poynter’s New Media Bibliography

This is a direct lift from Poynter ONLINE RESOURCES Adapt or Die http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=4111 AJR, June/July 2006 A Brief History of the Internet http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml The Internet Society....

YouTube Cleanup

YouTube Removes Comedy Central Clips Posted by Rafat Ali Sat 28 Oct 2006 11:14 PM PST This is probably the most significant cleansing of YouTube...