Category: media industry

  • 2010 – YouTube begins testing livestreaming

    2010 – YouTube begins testing livestreaming

    Broadcast media is going to look so difference in a decade. I promise. YOUTUBE HAS ALREADY placed itself firmly as market-leader in boredom destruction; as the eternal and slick VHS recorder (back episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch online, anyone?) and the (almost) censorship success story. Why should we have pay per view online video? […]

  • Why We Need To Be Proud of the BBC

    Why We Need To Be Proud of the BBC

    THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER will be increasingly important in the new media age. When your email inbox content defines what ads are directed at you (or, because I said I was single on Facebook, Facebook likes to ask me if I want to join dating sites), it’s going to be hard to […]

  • MANCHESTER GRADS SET UP PARCEL SERVICE YOU CAN TWEET

    TWO GRADUATES from the University of Manchester have set up a courier service online which allows people to send parcels- without actually disclosing addresses or visiting a post office. The system works via social networking site Twitter, or through a standard email account. The recipient is asked through the website for their address and if […]

  • The “Models Wanted” Online Ad Scam – Used To Happen In The Street

    The “Models Wanted” Online Ad Scam – Used To Happen In The Street

    For some reason, in the 21st century – there are still scam search ads for young adults, teenage and child models plastered about all over the internet. This scam is as old as time, it’s seedy, with shady “businesses” forcing the photography of kids and young women, either with their parents or without, and often […]

  • Jane McConnell is the New Girl About Town for NBC’s ‘Kalimocho’ Magazine!

    Jane McConnell is the New Girl About Town for NBC’s ‘Kalimocho’ Magazine!

    Hello Readers! I’ve missed you and I know it hurts because the hit counters have gone down 😛 so I’m gonna sort you out ASAP with some new pieces. What I really want to tell you, though, is that I’m blogging elsewhere too for a while professionally while I’m still at University, which is super […]

  • A-Level and GCSE Media Studies: More Useful Than Old English?

    A-Level and GCSE Media Studies: More Useful Than Old English?

    A-LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES students always get it in the neck from the UK press. It’s a time-honoured tradition of idiocy by the mainstream media. They’re continually branded every exam results season, by sneering old-schoolers in charge of various dying media platforms and their equally old-schooled parents as a ‘Mickey Mouse subject’. Prove them wrong – […]