Tag: video/TV

Multimedia on the new Digg

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)
Multimedia on the new Digg

Digg, the much-imitated social media site, will widen its media field – apparently new updates are being installed this very minute – by adding podcasts and video, writes Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web. With podcasting and more video added to the mix, Digg can perhaps tap into the YouTube/MySpace user base some more. And given […]

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Niklas Zennström: I don't think newspapers are dead

• December 12, 2006 • Comments (0)

Robert Andrews at journalism.co.uk reports from Le Web 3 in Paris, where Skype founder Niklas Zennström spoke yesterday. Swedish entrepreneur Mr Zennström is revered for producing disruptive effects in traditional media industries after having revolutionised both the music world with his KaZaa file-sharing network and having turned the telecom sector on its head with Skype. […]

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Success for Swedish video clip site

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (0)

Swedish video clip site Fejmtv, launched by TV 4 two weeks ago, already has 750 000 clip views. Although modest numbers in an international perspective, it’s quite a lot in a country of 9 million people this early on. Fejmtv also is a community, and TV 4’s New Media CEO Mattias Fyrenius thinks that is […]

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Eye witness accounts – a natural choice for newsdesks to embrace citizen media

• December 4, 2006 • Comments (0)
Eye witness accounts - a natural choice for newsdesks to embrace citizen media

Yahoo and Reuters are asking for photos and videoclips from eyewitnesses in a new joint project called You Witness. Reuters write: “There is already a lot of quality amateur journalism being created by our users,” said Scott Moore, head of news and information at Yahoo Media Group. “Yahoo needed a more efficient process for soliciting […]

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Gregg Spiridellis: We’re in the silent film era of the online medium

• December 4, 2006 • Comments (0)
Gregg Spiridellis: We’re in the silent film era of the online medium

In a new book about online video, Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab media is interviewed about the phenomenon of viral spread of video clips. If you create something that’s interesting enough to a lot of people, they will pass it along. “This Land” was political satire that was hitting both sides equally. People were sending it […]

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BBC pioneering "citizen tv" with Your News

• November 28, 2006 • Comments (0)

BBC News 24’s launch of Your News, a tv news program to be made up of user-generated content, marks another step in the convergence of citizen and established media. The pilot of the show was aired Saturday, and was comprised of material sent to the BBC by its viewers, readers etc, and also a top […]

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