At the movies…

Tweet This post first appeared on the Media, Audience, Place Hub blog. (Or, more precisely, “getting to the movies”, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to drag David and Margaret¬†into it!) This week, students in BCM240 are asked to consider their experiences of going to the movies and think about things they might not ...

Someone is going to get Mendelaid 1

Tweet Have you heard that Elsevier is buying Mendeley? No? Well, that’s probably because you don’t care. In the hustle of daily start-up takeover news that has been the staple of TechCrunch and Mashable for the last few years, this one is small bikkies. But TechCrunch did report on it, which spurred others to re-report. ...

Social Networks in the Local Context

Tweet Recently, my local newspaper reported breathlessly on the development of a ‘local’ social network by a local web designer. The concept is that businesses will place QR codes on their marketing paraphernalia or in their stores and visitors would scan the codes to join that business in the network. It is an interesting idea, ...

Tripping Up

Tweet Last year, I signed up to the web service TripIt, which promises to help organise (and share) travel itineraries. I travel far less frequently than I’d like to, but I love technology and enjoy playing with new tech. So, I signed up to TripIt and downloaded the Android app. At the time, the service ...

When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

Tweet This post was written for a uni assignment and I liked it a lot, so I have republished here: Terry Flew and others have argued that old-world global media companies such as News Corporation, Disney and Time Warner are intrinsically part of, even drivers of, globalisation processes1. They have used media companies that primarily ...