Well we're approaching the festive period so, like all good media channels, I've decided to publish my list for the year. It's not an insightful look at the past year's trends or a look ahead at what the New Year may have in store. Oh no. It's a list of the nice little - and … Continue reading Lots of lovely little useful utilities
Personalised media is great. Pandora, Last.FM, Matchmine, even YouTube, are essentially your own radio stations. But you can go further than that, and actually create radio stations with friends and then beam them to a stereo. Your very own radio station on your very own radio. How cool is that? I like Pandora. Why? Because, despite its … Continue reading Play your company’s radio station – on a radio
About ten years ago I could have an unbroken, intelligible conversation with someone on a phone line. Now, I simply cannot. I find I get dropouts and latency all over the place, and it irritates me. Four cases in point: This morning I tried to have a conversation with someone on my mobile phone. The signal … Continue reading I am a man, not a node
In a recent edition of Have I Got News For You came the item about Robert Shields, the (I infer) slightly potty man who has documented his life in short segments, every five minutes, in his underwear. The entire tome, from 3,000 to 6,000 words a day, currently amounts to 37.5 million words and includes details of … Continue reading A life in pieces: the ultimate Twitter
Today I took a look at some more 'techy' posts and came across this on Google Blogoscoped: If the user interface ain’t broken, don’t fix it... but fixing, Google did, and recently released a new YouTube player that is breaking some of the “learned” interface. Absolutely Goddamned right. I spent about six years owning the … Continue reading If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
Here's why: "So when indignant officials at the Dutch foreign ministry received an email from a group of Israeli journalists that began, "Helloh bud, enclosed five of the questions in honor of the foreign minister: The mother your visit in Israel is a sleep to the favor or to the bed your mind on the … Continue reading Never, ever depend on technology
Not according to Dell. As is often the case, I wasn't really listening to the podcast on the Tube but suddenly I realised what I was hearing: about five minutes into the 20-minute FIR interview, Lynn Tyson, the VP of Investor Relations at Dell, was talking into my shell-like (Shel-like?) about the Dell blog, called … Continue reading So, social media is unsuitable for large companies?
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?
An article in the Guardian recently caught my eye: Why web.2.0 adds up to a revolution for our industry looked at the maths of networks and how they apply to different networks for carrying information. It got me to thinking: how do the numbers really shape up? What would my 'number' be? And are they … Continue reading Network numbers