Archive for November, 2014

Social Media 2.0: time killers or time savers?

By Tim Cole While the digital world around us is changing at Internet speed, there are still those among us who are blissfully unaware of what’s going on. Certain regions even in the developed world still lag far behind. Germans, for instance, are real digital

Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row

Google is the target of a European antitrust investigation into the operations of its online search business. The U.S. firm accounts for more than 80 percent of the European Internet search market and more than 90 percent of that in Germany. Is it that Google

Distributed and Destination Thinking – Neil Perkin

When I talk to clients about getting into a ‘digital mindset’ I often end up talking about the differences between distributed and destination thinking. Destination thinking is the kind of media approaches that have been with us for many years. We create content, attract (or

Roboy, the robot lounge and why robots need better marketing

ITU WORLD BLOG | Roboy, the robot lounge and why robots need better marketing by Rolf Pfeifer (reblog via Instapaper) Imagine a relaxing bar or lounge space, rather like the business class lounge in an airport – but staffed entirely by robots. As you enter,

Living at Internet Speed

By Tim Cole In “Behind the Looking Glass”, Lewis Carrol’s charming little book for children of all ages, the Red Queen takes Alice by the hand and pulls her away, running hard until the little girl is tired out and has to stop to catch

Watch Glenn Greenwald Talk About Why Privacy Matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care

Ultra-connectivity: the Devil’s in the Details

For better or for worse the world that we already inhabit runs on high-grade information fuel, much of it personal. The resulting ‘big data’ is sliced, diced, amalgamated, analysed and stored, and the distilled knowledge is used to target advertisements, improve brand image and finesse

Current economic system is headed for collapse says Jeremy Rifkin

The creation of the collaborative commons: From the ashes of the current economic system, he believes, will emerge a radical new model powered by the extraordinary pace of innovation in energy, communication and transport. “This is the first new economic system since the advent of