When I think of the challenges that media companies are experiencing in conquering the online world, the list includes these items: Mastering new media Embracing the competition Measuring effectiveness Managing the cultural shift Respecting their foundation while preparing for the future Are these really so different from the challenges that our 1980’s cartoon friends experienced?… Continue reading 1980’s Cartoons and Online Success
Is social media the ultimate tool that gives voice to the masses? At what point does professional journalism become a wall that prevents all but a few voices to be broadcast to the citizens of the world? A recent yard sale purchase – ahem, Transformers and Fisher Price Little People – had me thinking about… Continue reading The Rise of the Little People
A large number of articles I read online seem to involve two topics: Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to buy Dow Jones, parent of the Wall Street Journal. Google buying everything else. It is interesting that the web has empowered any individual to have their voice heard, and given opportunity to so many entrepreneurs, yet a handful… Continue reading Who Will Own the Internet?
The week of Apple’s launch of the iPhone has finally arrived. Whether it is a hit or a flop, I have a feeling that the following illustrations will pretty much cover our relationship with the iPhone over the next 12 months:
The blog world is trying to reinvent journalism, and finding that in many ways, they have to start back at the very beginning. Accusations have been flying this week over online advertorials with bloggers. It all seems to have started with this Valleywag post, and was further fueled by Jeff Jarvis, and a series of… Continue reading Are Bloggers and Marketers Really Evil?
Some innovation for online newspapers: “The Washington Times has launched a new online feature that automatically translates all of the newspaper’s staff-written content, as well as some AP content, into streamed audio and MP3 files, allowing users to listen to articles they would normally read in the print version or online.”
Fred Wilson has suspended his Podcast, and I have to say, I don’t blame him.There are two reasons Podcasts don’t work for me: Creation: It is not as easy as simply talking a blog entry, and posting it. It is an incredible amount of work to conceive, record, and edit. Consumption: The internet has allowed… Continue reading The Death of Podcasts
Pwop Productions gives their recommendations for podcasting equipment, for a total of $500. (Thanks to Robert Scoble for the pointer.) Robert also muses on his thought process in creating a new video podcast. And what the world needs now is Podcast awards.