How long can Pandora continue to get it wrong?

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?

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The blogosphere is leaking into the real world

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

Diana: no wonder people are confused

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

It’s all about the data, stupid: Last.fm wins, Pandora loses

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

Web-as-personalisation is The Next Big Thing

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

If you’re interested in Whitehouse and Wolfowitz, you’ll love this.

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.