Canadian professor Michael Geist talks about SOPA, ACTA and copyright lobbyists.
Geist summarises the protests around SOPA within the wider context of copyright legislation. From the European Pirate Parties which have two seats in the European parliament to web blackouts in New Zealand and Italy. This is on YouTube so may not be available to all readers.
TfL have an advert up at Holborn tube promoting their weekend tube line information service.
I noticed in the text at the bottom that they then encourage the audience to use a particular search term so they can find the content they want.
This has probably made reduced the cost of the campaign as only organic search work is needed and allowed the SEO work to be more focused.
RTHK’s Reflections from Asia programme. Harvey Stockwin’s weekly 15-minute radio programme and podcast is a news analysis programme from another era, a kind Asian equivalent of the late Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America that used to be broadcast on the BBC World Service and Radio 4. Stockwin is a long-serving English journalist who has spent the past 50 years in Asia. Each show consists of him reading a pre-prepared 2,000-word essay which he has researched and written himself.
I finally finished series one of Braquo, a French drama similar to The Shield in the kind of matters that it covers but in a gritty way that makes The Wire look tame in comparison. Without giving the game away a police unit that butts up against the line between being a good cop and a bad cop find themselves in the middle of a complex game of realpolitik.
US technology site used the British word ‘shite‘ as a descriptor for Apple’s new head of global retail. It makes sense when you realise that John Browett, was formerly CEO of Dixons Retail – the people behind PCWorld and Currys. Whilst I was alarmed that the Apple Stores were likely to go horribly wrong there was something strangely gratifying seeing European English slang used on an American site.
Due a mix-up in my post I finally got hold of my copy of The Social Media MBA which I had co-authored with a number of other great-and-the-good from the digital marketing | social media agency world. You can get your own copy here from Amazon.
#TDHK – the digerati meet-up of Hong Kong agency and in-house folk came up with the concept to dwittering – dating and Twittering as a way of promoting their event on February 14. I guess its a logical extension given that my former colleague and friend Melvin Yuan pioneered live tweeting of his wedding in Singapore a few years a go. Book your place on Eventbrite.