Today’s Digital Consultant Links for May 29th

These are my links for May 29th from 18:05 to 21:31:

  • iPlayer Makes TV More Social, Without Re-Inventing The Social Network Wheel – Two articles this week show the close entwining of TV and web as two supporting media: BBC's iPlayer is becoming more social, allowing viewers to connect with friends and live chat. Meanwhile, ITV are signalling the arrival of the world cup with more focus on 'two screen' TV (web supporting TV) experiences:
  • Stop The Presses: ‘Sunset’ For Print In Five Years, FT Sees – In the week the iPad hits the UK shops, forecasters are nodding to the end of the print press and distribution chain, as readers and mobile devices signal the end of tree-based media. Business-to-business publications (like the Financial Times) are likely to be the first to fall, with the timescale estimates ranging from 5-30 years. If you're working in B2B markets – are you ready for an online only content and marketing landscape?
  • Reputation Management and Social Media: How people monitor their identity and search for others online – According to new Pew Internet research, more young adults in USA are concerned with their online reputation, behaviours include increase searching of their own and their friends names online, and removing tags of themselves from online content.
  • Six Spaces of social media – An old (2007) but interesting means of categorising social spaces rather than by type or platform but purpose, like 'secret spaces' and 'publishing spaces'. A good way of thinking about user behaviours within the social platform you are working in.
  • Cloud computing is the new way to do business – A good 101 intro to cloud computing with this short video news features from the BBC.
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