Month: June 2007

What if the ISP controlled the advertising?

This technology is just plain nasty for internet users. Last week Redmoon internet users started noticing a few extra adverts on the pages they visited. In Fact – it wasn’t just the odd page – for those users it looked

Posted in Media, Tech

The Death of TV – Part 3 – The internet saved the TV star

When all the users were happily downloading music and video from each other before big industry started slapping them down with anti-piracy writs a large proportion of them were using a peer-peer program called kazza. It efficiently distributed the load

Posted in Media, Tech

The Death of TV – Part 2 – Ancient History

When the web was created the connections that people had to access content were relatively slow, only able to transfer small amounts of information and images over long periods of time. Now with cheap broadband technology available, and hundreds of

Posted in MediaLab, Tech

The Death of TV – Part 1 – watching the tide of change

In the first of a series of articles I’m going to run through a bit of broadcast background and bring things right up to date which what’s been happening in the past few months and what will happen in the

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Totally Wired – Book review

Book Review Totally Wired ‘ What Teens And Tweens Are Really Doing Online’ by Anastasia Goodstein. I picked up this book while doing research for a social networking brief, although it has a slightly American twist, i thought it’s content

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Zeitgeist 2007

Last month the top internet movers and shakers gathered together to tell their stories and offer an insight on where they see the future going. It’s fantastic stuff, and thankfully there’s been quite a few movies posted to Google with

Posted in Life, MediaLab

Facebook continues to make massive gains on Myspace

Facebook continues to make massive gains on myspace. Myspace is increasingly losing ground to facebook, according to the latest historical stats compiled from Alexa below. When we compare some of the previous largest blogging and social networking sites, myspace, bebo,

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H&M Breaking Into Virtual Environments

The Sims is one of the biggest selling franchises in the world. Designed by famous ‘sim’ designer Will Wright (creator of SimCity) it instant hit from when it began shipping in February 2000, it’s a gaming license that’s recognized worldwide,

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Search is Moving – Fast!

The upgrade of last week marked a significant advancement in search engine interface design. It’s a massive brand change for the company that was formally the friendly face of search with ‘Ask Jeeves’ – now it’s leapfrogging the competition

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Personalised Video Ad’s – Volkswagons Midlife Crisis Retreat.

It’s been done before – but I quite like this example, it’s pretty fun. Volkswagons new campaign for the Passat is based around a spoof midlife-crisis retreat. A place which allows men to get rid of their mid-life crisis and

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