We’ve been having a couple of meetings about video here in RBI towers over the last few weeks. I always recommend our video virgin hacks check our Andy Dickinson’s blog, because he gets this stuff so right…
I think this video he produced recently sums up things beautifully:
I rather enjoyed Cyndy’s video response, too…
Jeff Jarvis thinks about the uses of Twitter
Free ebook for anyone interested in the future of reputation, privacy and identity in the online age.
A fun, and revealing look at what journalists are ranting about
Good call. In the online world they play a role not far from the art team.
PSFK suggest that this marks a big retreat from advertising and a failure to get magazines online:
The story could suggest two things: an Adsense-fueled digital era has
made old fashioned print ads irrelevant and therefore broken the
business model for many magazines – and meanwhile those magazines have
failed to realize the potential of migrating their business properly to
Content Matters highlights the same advertising downturn angle:
on the conference call, Reed CEO Crispin Davis indicated that the
Company is looking to protect itself from an expected advertising
downfall as we move towards a recession.
And Media Wire Daily is clearly unexcited by the “dump magazines, get risk information” idea:
Reed Elsevier is unloading its Business Information unit in what some
see as a bail out of dealing with an ad recession. The company is
trading up publishing business information titles for ChoicePoint, a
risk management information provider. Yawn!
And now, I’m going home for a stiff drink…
One of our blogging journalists has discovered that you shouldn’t be rude about IBM, unless you’re on very certain ground.
Quite what this means in the long term? No idea. For now, it’s business as usual…
Update: One of my colleagues from Flight has posted about the news on Unusual Attitude.
Update 2: Another colleague describes how she discovered the news:
A bright crisp dawn was breaking as I took my seat on the early London
train today to catch the opening of the ICIS Base Oils conference,
switched on my Blackberry and read that our parent company was selling
How do you move social bookmarking helpers into the body of your website smoothly?
I keep telling people that the Telegraph is the paper to watch…
Stephen Fry is doing a podcast. Woo and, indeed, hoo!