How did a scruffy blogger like me get an invite to the Monaco Media Forum, akin to Davos for the media? No clue, but I’m here. I had intended to do the full live-blogging here while doing highlights and video on the Guardian’s Organ Grinder blog, but they don’t have WiFi in the main hall. I’ll do a couple of meaty posts here later. The Guardian post is here. Interview with Jason Krikorian of Slingmedia here. Interview with Loic Le Meur on blogs and being a global citizen here.
I was at a conference today at Portcullis House, APIG‘s Parliament and the Internet Conference which was examining a whole range of internet-related issues, which I wrote up over on the Open Rights Group blog. Here are links to the four sessions I blogged:
– ISPs in the content driven era
– Plenary discussion round up: internet governance, e-crime, ISPs
– Jon Gisby, Yahoo!: were are people going online and what does it mean?
– William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute: what are people doing online?
Austrian paper Der Standard report on my presentation at BlogTalk. Thanks to Horst for both the image and the translation.
I’m in Amstedam at the massive IBC broadcast conference to give a talk about blogging and breaking news. While I’m waiting to give my talk, I’m of course blogging about the conference over at 5Live’s Pods and Blogs blog. I’ve found a WiFi video phone that I want for Christmas, and I’m on the hunt for the Swiss Army knife of moblogging gear. When I get back to London, I’ve got a few posts to write here on Strange Attractor including: TV as a social media? Discuss.
Evan Williams has a great post on why pageviews are not the best metric for measuring success on the web, even though we are all obsessed by them.
As I wrote in a post about audience-driven journalism, I was thinking out loud about a thread that has been called open-source journalism,‘users know more than we do’ journalism and networked journalism. I promised some more posts, but here’s a good overview (with the usual help of my editor-in-the-residence Suw) over at Journalism.co.uk. Mabye this is news as collaboration?
I’ve just read through all of Merlin Mann’s brilliant Inbox Zero series, and have taken the step of moving all 3333 conversations out of my inbox into a ‘pending’ folder. I now have no email in my inbox. I can’t begin to tell you how weird that feels. However, I’m hoping it will help in the fight for freedom from email.
Email is broken. But I’m not gonna let it break me.
Technorati have launched a service so that you can search for blogs on a specific topic using blog-level tags (initially scraped from your categories). I’ve been wanting this for ages, so that I can at last go and find ‘blogs about copyright‘ rather than ‘posts about copyright‘ or ‘posts that happen to mention the word copyright, probably at the bottom of the page instead of using a ©‘.
Go, claim your blog and add in your blogtags.
Neil McIntosh lofts the ball of citizen journalism high into the air and hits it with a heavy bat. Not quite a six, but certainly a respectable four, although some of those runs are in the comments.
Jon Udell writes about how IBM are developing techniques to pour “through unstructured text looking for named entities (people, places, companies, or products, for example) and relationships among them”, thus allowing machine analysis of text without requiring people to tag their work with semantic markup.
Mmm, the semantic web sans metacrap. Delicious. I’ll take two.