On Pandora.com's blog as at 4 October 2007: Dear Global Pandorans - It's been a few (painful) months since we had to begin blocking listeners outside the US. Many of you have been writing in for updates, so we thought it would be useful to post the latest news. Sorry for not having done so sooner. … Continue reading How long can Pandora continue to get it wrong?
From a policeman blogging anonymously about the privations of bureaucracy we get a Panorama edition; and from the (fictional?) accounts of a prostitute, we get a TV drama. First, the blogging bobby: Stuart Davidson has been revealed as the blogger behind The Policeman's blog. In it, he described how forces spent inordinate amounts of time … Continue reading The blogosphere is leaking into the real world
I work close enough to Kensington Palace Gardens to walk around them occasionally at lunchtime. It's a post-prandial palliative for the pressured world of PR. Today, however, it was quite surreal, more so than usual (it gets surreal occasionally when you are dive-bombed by Canada geese or see terrapins floating around in the pond). Today, it was … Continue reading Diana: no wonder people are confused
Today I read in the Guardian about Last.FM being adopted by Music Week to provide the publication's first online-based chart. As the piece astutely says: "it's the data generated by the site's 20 million enthusiasts that is priceless." I'm typing this while listening to Pandora, the alternative to Last.fm which I found out about through Seamus McCauley … Continue reading It’s all about the data, stupid: Last.fm wins, Pandora loses
What is a website? Lots of things to lots of people but if you're an interviewee it's the best way to pre-arm yourself before an interview. This morning, on Today on Radio 4 - yes, I listen to it lots - I overheard an interview between the rottweiler of a man John Humphrys and, it … Continue reading Add this to your media training – now
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! What to make of our oh-so-screwed up celebrities then? Lily Allen recently posts on a blog about feeling fat and ugly. This is very conveniently just before she makes her debut on American TV. She gets headlines in the UK and raises her profile. She … Continue reading At worst she feels bad for a while.
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Some food for thought: Videocasting - you can already do this to an extent with YouTube. Person-as-broadcast-brand - the ultimate expression of videocasting could be Justin.TV and it's here, now. Vertical searches - have been creating a buzz but I don't think they're there yet. Niche social networks … Continue reading Web-as-personalisation is The Next Big Thing
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! • Technorati Many years ago I thought how cool it would be if you were to go out with some friends each with a camera strapped to our heads, record an afternoon then to play it back on a split-screen. You'd see what each person … Continue reading Justin.TV – Online all the time.
I don't just receive. Actually, I don't really receive much at all on this blog. But I do give. Subscribe to my feeds and you get a good all-round view of what's happening in the PR, journalism, copywriting and tech blogospheres. I'm not going to tell you exactly how I created these feeds, but what I … Continue reading If you’re interested in Whitehouse and Wolfowitz, you’ll love this.