Over on Workbench, Rogers Caldenhead suggest that the most popular techbloggers are starting to tread a very well-trod path: that of the exclusive and the embargo, as the news sites cut deals with PRs. This is interesting, I think, because tech blogs tend to be a good bellwether for the rest of the blogging worth. Where they go, other blogging niches will follow in time.
I quite enjoyed the original “business meeting as internet discussion thread” video that was doing the rounds some weeks ago. I just discovered that there’s a follow-up which is even funnier.
Warning: Not safe for work, unless your work is happy with swearing and sexual references.
The Telegraph‘s holding a Blogging & Politics event the week after next.
I’ll be there.
How do I know this? I’ve been down with a cold since Monday and, as such, I’ve not bothered to post anything at all here.
If I were hardcore, I’d be blogging my way through my sickness, like Mr Butcher. But I’m not. I’m a wimpy blogger, and I’ve been devoting my writing time to whining on twitter instead…
Anyway, thanks to the wonders of modern medication, I’m starting to feel human again, and thus will grace you again with my bloggy thoughts.
- It revolves around social objects – shared objects, if you prefer
- Cheap, easy global media
- Hyperlinks subvert hierarchies
One of our blogging journalists, Tony Collins, has bagged the digital journalist award in the Magazine Journalism Awards, for his work exposing the failure, mismanagement and waste of the NHS IT project. According to the judges: “More of us should read this. Staggering sums are wasted on badly managed IT projects, and Tony is usually the first to know.”
Nice work, Tony.
Last weekend was the annual Salon International exhibition (I was there last year), and the HJi team from RBI were there, grabbing photos of the beautiful people wandering the stands and shows. Kate, HJi’s web editor, has now uploaded 20(!) galleries of people from the show, so there’s plenty of eye candy in there for people of all tastes…
You can start at the first of the beautiful people galleries.
(Incidentally, they also launched a forum for hairdressers, My HJi, last week)
Has the journalism industry been the architect of its own problems by persistently concealing the true cost of its products from consumers by deriving most of its revenue from advertising?