Monthly Archives March 2008

Keeping Veronica alive – on the cheap

Ever one to be on the bleeding edge of what’s going on in tv today, I’ve just finished watching Veronica Mars. I’m not gonna go on and on about this, but I have to ask: how on earth did that show suffer viewing figures low enough to cause it to be cancelled? Was it badly [...]

sxswi 2008 podcasts

Back home after an eventful couple of flights on Monday; now entertaining my mother who’s visiting from Virginia. I’ve got quite a bit to catch up on from days 3 and 4. Happily, sxswi is churning out podcasts now. Video too – click through from here. Recommended: You Are Here: Gaming and User’s Geolocation in [...]

sxswi 2008: day 2, Stories, Games and Your Brand

Rachel Clarke Bibrik Ltd Jeremy Ettinghausen Digital Publisher, Penguin Books Roo Reynolds Metaverse Evangelist, IBM Dan Hon CEO, Six to Start Dan Heaf, BBC, moderator Heaf: How can games, stories, puzzles etc. help engage users with your brand? We’ve seen in film and tv that these techniques have been put in place to great effect. [...]

sxsw 2008: day 2 wrap-up

OK, so in the afternoon I went to Stories, Games and Your Brand, another panel featuring Dan and other smart people. Tony’s notes are less rambly than mine. :) As a result of being in that session, I missed Zuckerberg’s trainwreck of an interview, but now all the sour faces I encountered outside Ballroom A [...]

sxswi 2008: day 2, Social Strategies for Revolutionaries

Charlene Li Analyst, Forrester Research I’m going to be talking about social strategies for revolutionaries. The idea behind the revolution that’s happening today is that people are getting together and mobilizing on the internet, and companies don’t know what to do about it.

sxswi 2008: day 2, Social Design Strategies

First attempt at liveblogging! Why not? Don’t laugh. My fingers are tangle-prone, so there’s some paraphrasing. Daniel Burka Creative Dir, Digg/Pownce Joshua Porter Founder, Bokardo Design Chris Messina, Citizen Agency Todd Sieling, Ma.gnolia Porter: We’re talking about social design strategies. To give you a bit of background about where we see the space, we’re in [...]

sxswi 2008: day 1

Was very lucky to even get to the first panel, having left late with no thought for probable queues for the parking garage! (I’m staying at the Hyatt Place, about a 10-minute drive away from the ACC.) Today I went to: What Teens Want Online & On Their Phones: No ads, Flash games. High text [...]

sxswi 2008: day 0.5

The line for badge collection was reeeaally long, but then I did just turn up about an hour before the first panel started so that’s pretty fair. Haven’t picked up swag bag yet but hear it’s absurdly heavy and there ain’t no pens (!!). Dan sat next to me for the opener, Edit Me! How [...]

Blogging like it’s (shortly after) 1999

Just found a sweet little bit of history lurking on an old disk: my first weblog, made with EditPad (which I still use and recommend for its elegant simplicity). Only two pages’ worth, for Feb and Mar 2000 – after that I got smart and got Dave to build me a publishing tool in php. [...]