Digital Consultant links for January 17th through January 18th

These are my links for January 17th through January 18th:

  • Technology Review: How Google Ranks Tweets – The news that Twitter results will be included in Google has come as a cheer to those of us working within the social web. This article suggests that 'popular' Tweeters (i.e. those with a lot of followers, whose followers have high follow numbers) will rank higher in search terms, as 'followers' are akin to links in how Google calculate Page Rank.
  • Howard Rheingold interview – USA – Lengthy BBC interview with online communities and education expert Howard Rheingold discussing how virtual communities have developed and are evolving.
  • 5 Ways Foursquare is Changing the World – Foursquare, the mobile game that rewards location activity attending real-world places, is the latest phenomena in social gaming, but also offers means of retail spaces to reward customer loyalty.
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Today’s Digital Consultant Links for October 9th

These are my links for October 9th from 08:54 to 09:27:

  • Techniques for Segmenting Content Across Media – More on transmedia storytelling and taking audiences from journeys between platforms, self-contained narrative or cross-platform narrative, including the example of the Mitsubishi seewhathappens.com advert in two parts – one TV, the cliffhanger of the advert resolved by going online.
  • Lance Weiler: When The Audience Takes Control – Indie cross-media filmmaker Lance Weiler interview fans of gaming and films and discusses ways of building audience buy-in and interaction into the content creation process. Also a list of useful resources and tools to encourage dialogue with audiences.
  • Alternative Reality Game Stats – Transmedia expert Christy Dena gives a summary of all the major Alternative Reality Games to date, with stats on participants, production budget and links to interesting review and articles.
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