a network, or a spider’s web?

Have you noticed how recruitment has permeated your social media networks? This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because to build a successful career we usually need to change jobs, every now and then, but… I worry about the noise and the clutter, and the gigantic social media ecosystems that are being created out there. LinkedIn Read More

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

Ink or think?

Not a new debate. Just a new argument. With Rupert Murdoch’s paywall strategy showing early signs of being a sustainable model, the debate over free v. paid-for content rages on.   Check out the story that appeared last week and showed some positive food for thought… Meantime there was also an impassioned, although slightly overlong, but interesting and stimulating speech  from Read More

It starts with content, but how does it end?

Remember that business school cliche ? “Pony Express went bust because they thought they were in the horse and carriage business, not the transport industry.” In media this has been pertinent for years – the magazine publishers of old are now information distributors or multimedia user group hubs, for example. Reading this excellent article  about Rupert’s latest 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