传播媒体 | media | 미디어

Life-changing events

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I can vividly remember where I was and what I was doing when the airliners hit the world trade centre. It was a definite moment. Different generations had the same experience when England won the world cup, when president Kennedy was shot or when the Berlin wall fell.

Contrast this when the initial reports of Michael Jackson’s demise started to break. I didn’t have a definitive moment, since the source was online I had problems trying to verify the story, partly because of site problems with the source sites like TMZ and because of the slightly differing takes provided by the mainstream media. Watching the news has never been such hard work, I am not likely to know where I was when the next definitive moment happens because it is likely to take me a fair while to verify the event through multiple trusted sources.

Yang May Ooi documented her experience verifying the news here.

工艺学 | technology | 기술

Steve’s back

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The official Apple statement: Steve is back to work. He’s currently at Apple a few days a week and working from home the remaining days. We are very glad to have him back.

在线 | online | 온라인으로 媒体与艺术 | culture | 미디어와 예술

Blogging versus lifestreaming

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A few years ago blogging was king and yet now some of the leading bloggers such as Steve Rubel and Robert Scoble have moved to lifestreaming. Simply put lifestreaming is the online equivalent of Ginsberg’s stream of consciousness or being the star of your very own Truman Show. Many former bloggers think that lifestreaming is the new blogging but US PR commentator Louis Gray wrote a post (far more eloquently than I would) explaining why blogging is complementary to lifestreaming and provides the basis of a ‘good quality’ lifestream.

Archived from blog posts I wrote for PR Week