Why is my [media] diet failing?

Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the last decade or so steadily cutting back on my media consumption. After all, I’ve had to find time for surfing the web, playing video games, loading – and listening to – my iPod, and of course, to spend hours seeing “what else is on” while scanning the EPG on Read More

Google: relevance yes; quality no

A timely reminder that Google does not measure the quality of content. A story in the New York Times revealed that an online retailer had managed to turn poor comments from customers in to a high ranking  from Google. Google acted quickly to add an algorithm to stop such a thing happening again. It said:  Read More

Is Augmented Reality the next “red button” ?

Remember the fuss about the digital TV “red button” ? You press it while watching a commercial and hey presto! you’re whisked to a rich media advertisement featuring video, text content, interactive web pages, etc. Problem is, nobody wants to actually do that. It took broadcasters a few [expensive] years to recognise this, and now, as far Read More

The content debate, or the news debate?

Wow isn’t life exciting!  Whatever the eventual outcome of the current transformations taking place in media – and especially news media – we can all say we were there when it happened. This Paid Content article   is a good example, where an experienced (respected? see the comments…) press man is utterly disbelieving of Rupert’s paywall model. I Read More