30Sep

Social media and technology has changed the way entertainers, businesses and organisations communicate with their fans and customers. media140 writer and digital marketing executive Tony Wright highlights the downside of over exposure through social media.

You can find out more about Tony on his blog or follow him on Twitter.

29Sep

At the beginning of September, she initiated the use of the new cloud-based Ushahidi platform, Crowdmap to map the tube strike at BBC London. She wrote about the experience here, particularly the challenges of crowdsourcing in real-time.

23Sep

Attendees of media140 Ozpolitics enjoyed having political cartoonist First Dog On The Moon (Andrew Marlton) liven up the event by drawing live cartoons throughout the day. These are a few examples of his work. You can view the entire days cartoons at the First Dog On The Moon blog on Crikey

23Sep

Grogs Gamut one of the media140 Canberra blogging team gives examples of the mainstream media using twitter to generate stories and how this is not always in the interest of good policy or the discussion of complex ideas.

23Sep

There has been a misapprehension by many people that old forms of interaction with media will continue into the future. However, the growth of ubiquitous mobile internet access and the growth of partial attention to multiple forms of media is the revolution in media consumption. We are seeing the proliferation of digital television stations and with the planned implementation of the National Broadband Network there will be new capabilities for interactive real-time interactions.

23Sep

The US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich spoke this morning at media140 #Ozpolitics on why President Obama used social media in such an innovative way during his election campaign. Bleich said that it wasn’t because President Obama particularly believed that social media was taking over from traditional media and it wasn’t because his campaign team felt it would differentiate them from other Democratic candidates. It was because they didn’t have any choice.