Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

The Center for Social Media has recently released a suggested code of best practice in fair use for online video. More and more, video creation and sharing depend on the ability to use and circulate existing copyrighted work. Until now, that fact has been almost irrelevant in business and law, because broad distribution of nonprofessionalContinue reading “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video”

New York Times Makes History Again With New Media

  Syndication, Widgets, Aggregation, Social Overlay and Personalization are the new buzzwords being put into play at the Times online. Monetizing these new-media techniques is a low priority as it is for most Silicon Valley start-ups in these early years of development.  Far beyond other old-media newspapers the Times has enough of a foothold onlineContinue reading “New York Times Makes History Again With New Media”

The Age of Print Media is Over

Microsoft CEO Ballmer lets the Washington Post know how obsolete it is:   There will be no media consumption left in ten years that is not delivered over an IP network. There will be no newspapers, no magazines that are delivered in paper form. Everything gets delivered in an electronic form.   He identifies notContinue reading “The Age of Print Media is Over”

Why newspapers online = fail

At the Publishing 2.0, Scott Karp has a great article what newspapers still don’t understand about the web. It’s a fantastic read! Here’s an idea for newspaper website homepages — just a search box and a list of blogs. Seriously. Instead of putting all the web-native content and publishing in the blog ghetto, like NYTimes.comContinue reading “Why newspapers online = fail”

CTV launches MyNews and wireless auction hits $1.8 billion

Another example of an old media player trying to act like a new media company can be found at CTV’s MyNews. It’s an attempt at citizen journalism and based on the calibre of journalism coming out of CTV I’m sure that citizens will fair much better. On their site they say: Have you seen newsContinue reading “CTV launches MyNews and wireless auction hits $1.8 billion”

The Big Switch

Geert Lovink has a review of Nicholas Carr‘s new book, The Big Switch: The Big Switch can be summarized in one sentence: the shift from in-house computer systems to ‘cloud computing’. Instead of storing applications on each individual PC, will we soon have everything store in central data warehouses. Such data centres are not entireContinue reading “The Big Switch”

New York Times Knows the Future is Electronic

The New York Times, the largest metropolitan print newspaper in the United States, is demonstrating the impact that digital markets have had on print journalism by developing technologies that cater to niche markets (like bloggers), a generation of people who prefer digital over paper and Google mash-ups. Specifically these include: (via Scobilizer) A prototype newspaper rack thatContinue reading “New York Times Knows the Future is Electronic”

Online advertising reaches new high

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report[PDF] made in partnership with PWC. For a short summary of the report check out their little announcement. I wonder how this amount money being infused into the web will impact the shape of online culture. Some quick facts from the report: For theContinue reading “Online advertising reaches new high”

Wikipedia book?

Berlin – Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia written by volunteers, is to be published in Germany as a book for people who prefer turning pages to clicking links, publishing multinational Random House said Tuesday. Isn’t it then just an encyclopaedia that you have to pay for? I don’t get it.  link