Newspapers still have power, it seems — to shock and to condemn

Originally posted on Gigaom:
By now, those who spend a lot of time online (or read the news) have probably gotten used to the idea that printed newspapers are declining in relevance: their newsrooms are shrinking, some are closing down or going bankrupt, and others are trying to shore up their falling revenue with paywalls.…

Facebook to buy WhatsApp? Here’s what could be really interesting about that

A great piece on the world of mobile as it is today. As I have outlined, customers have a huge emotional attachment to their mobile devices, much more than to their laptops/PCs and tablets (will see on the latter over time?) and using these to communicate and share is a primary customer needs and journey. … Continue reading Facebook to buy WhatsApp? Here’s what could be really interesting about that

For me, Instagram isn’t the new Twitter. It’s a more functional Path

I have to agree fully with this assessment. Instagram is becoming the platform where people share life events through images (as seen by Thanksgiving being the biggest event) and therefore it allows a new dynamic of social interaction. Path, with the model of a closed social loop, means that there are no signals relating to … Continue reading For me, Instagram isn’t the new Twitter. It’s a more functional Path

It shouldn’t be a surprise: mobile first/social first

It has been interesting to see peoples’ and media reactions and responses to the fact that people are now performing the majority of their internet activity and everyday tasks on their mobiles. Some of these are written as if this is a surprise, some as if ‘well, hey, every year they say this is the … Continue reading It shouldn’t be a surprise: mobile first/social first

2006, when nokia was it for mobile photos

Mobile photography has changed dramatically (understatement) and reading this article on Hipstamatic and the challenges they have faced in the iPhonography world, made me think about what where some of the first mobile photos I had taken. 2002 is my earliest Flickr image (posted in 2005 after having to delete my account and start again), … Continue reading 2006, when nokia was it for mobile photos

Social TV: the growth of an ecosystem

Advertising Age have an upcoming conference covering Social TV in LA and it is interesting to see ahead of this the number start ups and established businesses already making up the ecosystem to support this arena. This does worry me I have to say, as this is still an arena in early adoption (bowling alley) … Continue reading Social TV: the growth of an ecosystem