From the monthly archives:

November 2006

Media: Get in my fat belly

by Mathew on November 28, 2006 · 6 comments

There are a few different threads weaving through the blogosphere related to the evolution of media -- not just TV but all different kinds of content. One thread is the Bear Stearns report by Spencer Wang, in which he looks at how the TV content business is changing, and the rise of "user-generated content." You…

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So the Second Life avatar known as Anshe Chung -- whose real-world equivalent is known as Ailin Graef -- has issued a press release saying she has become the virtual world's first millionaire, after accumulating property and other assets (custom avatar design, etc.) that are allegedly worth a million dollars, if they were converted from…

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TV is dead — long live TV

by Mathew on November 27, 2006 · 13 comments

In what amounts to a "dog bites man" sort of story, the BBC is reporting that online video is eating into TV watching, according to a recent survey. Gee, ya think? For every sign that building relationships with viewers online increases their loyalty to a particular show -- which CBS said recently appears to be…

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Looks like the American Marketing Association has its eye on social networks like MySpace as the shopping malls of the Web era. The AMA came out with a survey on Friday that said 47 per cent of people would go to such sites to research Christmas gifts -- and better still, 29 per cent said…

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My friend and fellow mesh organizer Rob Hyndman told me recently about a great project that recently got under way in Toronto -- courtesy of Mark Dowds and the team at Creation Step (who helped us out with the first mesh conference), along with some other like-minded individuals in the Toronto tech sphere, such as…

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