Could social media save digital radio?

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?

Data visualisation: from how the web links, to how it thinks

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

‘Old’ media can be great in showing how ‘old’ PR can be dreadful

I uncovered a gem of a programme today: Inside Stories, on BBC Radio 4 - "Follow major news stories as they travel through the media machine. Journalists and editors discuss the key decisions made." Sadly it's not a podcast, but happily you can hear it again. I highly recommend it. The programme looked at the … Continue reading ‘Old’ media can be great in showing how ‘old’ PR can be dreadful