"One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe." An interview with Yanis Varoufakis Alex Sakalis: I’m very interested in this transnational, pan-European movement you are preparing to launch, the details of which you’ve been teasing us with... Yanis Varoufakis: I’m not teasing you. It’s just that it takes time to establish. A Catalog That Believes Reality Can Sell Clothes Better Than Photoshop These are images from the catalog for Debenhams, a British department store. Don't you wish every store expanded their ideas of beauty like they have? Click image to Zoom
Aleks Krotoski : [NPOX10] The Cult of Me: a primer for broadcasters This is the text of my keynote from the NPOX10 Festival, held in September 2010 in Hilversum, Holland Hello and thank you for inviting me to open this exciting two-day event. I am speaking to you as a woman who wears several hats, including the two that I’m going to focus on today: I am a social psychologist with a particular interest in how information, attitudes and behaviours spread around the Web, and I am a broadcaster and journalist with an interest in the intersection between digital – or ‘interactive’ – media and traditional – or ‘passive’ – media. I like to think that the two hats have a special kind of synergy: an under-the-hood understanding of what makes information influential and compelling, combined with an understanding of the broad library of new pipelines you can tell stories with. Because after all – whether you’re involved in drama, current affairs, entertainment, sports or news – what you as broadcasters are is storytellers. Different audiences, Different needs
Shorten urls, share files and track visits - Owly In the age of sharing, linking, retweeting, capped attention spans and character limits, people need things to be shorter, better, faster, stronger. The Ow.ly social bar is your answer. What does this mean for you, the content creator? 40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that advertisements are good for. The advertisements on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for social issue campaigns that let their voices be heard. Show Full Text
Twitter and The Apprentice – some quick observations Posted by Roo - 12/10/10 at 12:10:19 pm I wrote last year about the ‘data flood’ that confronts you if you try to watch what everyone on Twitter is saying about the Apprentice. Well, it’s back, and more talked about than ever. This isn’t surprising of course. Twitter has grown a lot since March last year, and people will always talk about what’s on television. The Apprentice, Big Brother, Seven Days and of course the X Factor are all ‘appointment viewing’ shows that are always widely talked about both online and offline.
Google Reader Lets You Subscribe to Any Page on the Web RSS technology makes it possible for anyone to keep up with fresh content without having to visit the site in question. Now the same holds for webpages without RSS thanks to a new Google Reader feature. Today Google has rolled out a subtle change to Google Reader that lets you create custom feeds to track pages that don't already have them. So you can subscribe to updates for any webpage simply by typing the URL into the "Add a subscription" text box. (click photo to download) The Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan, jointly conceived by Nord-Pas de Calais and the TIR Consulting Group LLC, provides a road map for steering the Region into a new economic era that will spawn the new businesses and employment opportunities of a sustainable 21st century. The TIR Master Plan report is a collaborative effort, bringing together government officials, business leaders, academicians, and civil society organizations from the Region of Nord-Pas de Calais with the TIR Consulting Group's global consulting team. The themes, proposals, and initiatives in the final report reflect the joint efforts of the Region and the TIR Consulting Group LLC. Mr.
No One Applauds This Woman Because They're Too Creeped Out At Themselves To P... Kate Cooper: I'm going to give you some of the secrets about how we make you buy what we want you to buy. So, as a marketer, when I'm first given a project, what's my job? Well, my job is to make you want it, to crave it, to need it, to think that it is the best innovation in food since sliced bread. How do we do it? Tumbled Logic - Widget, it’s got a widget… < The assorted witterings of Mo McRoberts Widget, it’s got a widget… The third revision of the Apple TV is out (the second revision was a minor bump relatively early-on in its lifespan), Google launched the proper publicity materials for the impending Google TV, the Boxee Box is due to land any day now, Project Canvas has become YouView, and when consumer electronics manufacturers aren’t breathlessly trying to tell you about how 3DTV will save television (not that it’s clear that it actually needs saving), they’re breathlessly trying to tell you how “Connected” devices (what, you thought your TV was plugged into something already? shame on you!) will save television, mostly by way of the marvels of “widgets” and “apps”. I don’t think there’s a lot wrong with the Apple or Boxee approaches — at least in terms of they are.
The Real Story in the Google – Encyclopedia Dramatica Censorship Seems to be a bit of hype growing about the recent Google unlinking to pages on US-based Encyclopedia Dramatica(ED), a satirical version of Wikipedia. The gist of the story is that a particular ED entry contained racist comments about Aboriginal Australians. An Aboriginal man took his complaint with the page to the Australian Human Rights Commission asking for the page to be blocked. Google Australia responded by removing the allegedly discriminatory content from their search engine. At first there were stories on the SMH saying the site had been banned. There were other posts that covered the topic and now there’s a post on Google Blogoscoped that has made it onto the front page of Techmeme .