Why Twitter Matters

Jul 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Microblogging

In this BigThink video, Steve Rubel discusses his thoughts on why Twitter matters: Question: How significant is Twitter as a marketing vehicle? Steve Rubel: It’s huge right now and I stress the words “right now.” What’s interesting about Twitter is as a marketing vehicle is that, one, it has a huge community and growing. Years […]

Reuters Calls For Olympics Coverage Via Twitter

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging, Podcasting, Video

In 2008, podcasting, vlogging and new media in general were effectively banned from the Olympics. For future events, the Olympics has to embrace new media, according to Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger, because the rules governing who can report from the Olympic Games are outdated in the age of Twitter. In a speech to the International […]

Apple Sells 1 Million iPhone 3GS’s In 3 Days; A Revolution In Web Video Is Coming

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players, Microblogging, Video, Video Software, Vlogs

Apple today announced that it sold over one million iPhone 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch. “Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.” The new iPhone 3GS […]

Are Twitter Users Anti-Social?

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: General, Microblogging

Are Twitter users anti-social? Last week, Internet marketing blog HubSpot released their second State of the Twittersphere report (pdf). According to HubSpot’s report: 79.79% Twitter users fail to provide a homepage URL 75.86% of users have not entered a bio in their profile 68.68% have not specified a location 55.50% are not following anyone 54.88% […]

Clay Shirky On Iran: “This is it. The big one.”

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Media analyst Clay Shirky has some interesting thoughts on the steady stream of photos, Twitter posts and videos coming out of post-election Iran: I’m always a little reticent to draw lessons from things still unfolding, but it seems pretty clear that … this is it. The big one. This is the first revolution that has […]

Trent Reznor Gives Up On Twitter, Blames It On “Unattractive Plump Females”

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General, Microblogging

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has been doing some amazing things over the last few years, experimenting with new media and doing more than any other major musician to forge a new model for using the Internet to interact directly with his fans. Here’s a few examples: Reznor has released several albums as free downloads, […]

Is Twitter The Future Of Television?

May 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, Internet TV, Microblogging, Video

The days of televisions being broadcasting terminals are over; the future of television is open and interactive. You don’t watch TV anymore – you Twitter about it, blog about it, embed it, respond to it and remix it.

Behringer Podcast/Twitter Gear Giveaway

May 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Microblogging, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

Audio gear manufacturer Behringer is giving away a PodcaStudio gear kit in a Twitter-based contest: To help you on your way to new media domination, Behringer is doing another Twitter giveaway.  This time, we are giving away an amazing PODCASTUDIO Firewire Kit that includes a professional 8-input 2-bus mixer, a professional large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone, […]

MobaTalk Service Adds Context to Microblogging

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Microblogging

Developer Michael Bailey has launched a new microblogging media-sharing site, MobaTalk. The site is an online service built for sharing more detailed information in a “micro” format, preserving what Bailey, creator of the  MyChingo Audio Comment System, calls “the contextual association” of the content. MobaTalk accommodates submissions of short video (under 2 min), or audio […]

Put Your WordPress Blog In The iTunes App Store, For Free

Apr 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players, Microblogging, Podcasting Software

MechaWorks has announced MobileEdition – a new service that promises to put your WordPress-based blog into the iTunes App store, for free.

According to the company, “MobileEdition is designed to let you to offer an iPhone-formatted version of your blog, while keeping the full desktop experience available on Safari. You get presence on the App Store, your readers get a simple choice in how to read your blog on-the-go.”