Trade shows and conferences are exciting to attend. Lots of people to talk to. So many things to look at. New ideas to grasp and evaluate. If you host a conference or promote a show are you using new media to attract attendees, market the event and enhance the experience of those that do attend? […]Read more "New media and live events: before, during and after the show"
Social media can play an important role during a flu epidemic by providing information on symptoms, treatment, avoidance and status of community infection. Educators are also turning to social media and social networking tools as a method of delivering course materials and lectures at times when students are absent from class during flu epidemics. With […]Read more "New media a teaching tool during flu epidemic"
Yesterday it occurred to me that podcasting is going on five years of age. Back in 2005 or so folks like Adam Curry and Ron Bloom promoted early forms of podcasting with Podshow Inc, now known as Mevio. In the hyper accelerated time-line of the web, five years is a really long time. During the […]Read more "Podcasting for education – it’s not too late"
Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC radio show ‘Q’ interviewed Leonard Kleinrock one of the fathers of the internet. The first words from the mouth of the internet baby were uttered forty years ago and Dr. Kleinrock is still involved with what he calls a “teenager still struggling to find its way”. Dr. Kleinrock […]Read more "Inventor of the internet – CBC’s Q interviews Leonard Kleinrock"
According to many sources, web based video is hot and getting hotter. But that doesn’t mean that all videos will be successful in making an impression and grab the viewers attention. While watching a web video this morning it occurred to me that some videos are a waste of time and have very little impact. […]Read more "How to make web video work"
The announcement that the Whitehouse.gov site will be moving to an open-source content management system (CMS) from a proprietary custom built system is more than a sign of the times. It is a major move in the right direction and an example that all of us can and should follow. Why go with a content […]Read more "US Whitehouse goes for an open source content management system"
A recent report from eMarketer forecasts extreme audience growth for podcasts. eMarketer projects that US podcast audience growth will continue at least through 2013 when there will be 37.6 million people who download podcasts monthly, more than double the 2008 figure of 17.4 million. As a percentage of Internet users, podcast downloaders are expected to […]Read more "Podcasting into the mainstream: extreme audience growth expected"