So out of the blue I got a call from BBC Radio 4 to go in and talk about the recent relaunch of Friends Reunited on the You and Yours programme. "Friends Reunited has relaunched?" thought I. Fortunately I managed to pull enough from my dusty memory banks sufficiently quickly to convince the assistant producer … Continue reading Me, Friends Reunited, and Radio 4
So the BBC has quoted me. If you think I'm blowing my own trumpet here, you're right. The BBC is a big target for PR. If you get a client mention on the BBC, it's a high point. I worked with the people behind The Box, and while I wasn't present at the sell-in, it … Continue reading Should the BBC link more, or think more?
So last Wednesday I was at Measurement Camp, this time in the swanky offices of Dare Digital. The format is still evolving under the laid-back yet effective stewardship of Will McInnes (check out his survey, it's hilarious), so this time we had a couple of presentations from past projects, then some quicker breakouts in which … Continue reading Measurement Camp, the BBC, and The Next Big Thing
My idea finally made it onto the BBC! I had a great idea a while back, called the Democrabus. Well, I thought it was a great idea. It combined the least bad methods of government (democracy and benign dictatorship) with public amenities (transport) and threw in a bit of crowdsourcing and gaming. I submitted it … Continue reading I lay my claim to the Democrabus!
We live in interesting times. On the one hand we have initiatives such as Pandora's Box with their backs to the wall for having the temerity to publicise music on a global scale. On the other, in the UK, we have a debate raging about whether digital radio in its current format can survive. On … Continue reading Could social media save digital radio?
Sometimes a healthy dose of pure tech can do you the world of good. That's why I listened to a Digital Planet podcast on the way into work this morning, and found myself listening to Claudio Albanese, a physicist specialising in the use of high-end graphics cards to create massive financial market models. Then, this … Continue reading Data visualisation: from how the web links, to how it thinks