Jargon-watch: ‘Slippery content’, via digital strategist Tiffany St James

To kick off Jargon-watch, my collection of colourful emerging digital terms, I present 'slippery content', coined by the digital and social media strategist Tiffany St James (left) in a talk to my newspaper outlining the tools and platforms to make content richer and more consumable. 'Slippery … [Read more...]

Pretty data: the cream of infographics

A book of The Best American Infographics 2013 has been published showcasing exactly what it says on the tin - with lots of inspiring examples for use of design to make data sing (thanks to the ever excellent Maria Popova of Brain Pickings for alerting me). This video is a pretty tour of what's in … [Read more...]

The UK’s first proper tool to measure content consumption across platforms

In just half an hour this morning, I have moved from my smartphone to my tablet to my desktop PC, consuming sources including Twitter, Facebook and my Wordpress blog feed, not to mention newspaper websites on web browsers and who knows what else. Compared to just two years ago, I am devouring … [Read more...]

Watch out Memoto: is that a wearable miniature camera with HD video and audio as well?

It was only a matter of time before Memoto, the much vaunted Swedish company behind the 'world's smallest wearable camera', started facing real competition in the lifelogging space. In the last few months, that has appeared in the US market in the form of ParaShoot, pictured above, a wearable HD … [Read more...]

The future of 3D interfaces … and the dawn of HTML5 that out-natives native apps

This demonstration video of a Minority Report-esque interface comes from Famo.us, a company building an HTML5 framework that it says will allow developers to make HTML5 apps that perform as well as native apps. As TechCrunch reports: Famo.us pulls off quite a bit of platform-by-platform … [Read more...]

Peretti’s wake-up call to papers

"The world needs sustainable, profitable, vibrant content companies staffed by dedicated professionals; especially content for people that grew up on the web, whose entertainment and news interests are largely neglected by television and newspapers." Jonah Peretti's much-shared memo to his … [Read more...]

‘Advertisers spend too much on print…’

Advertisers spend too much on print and not enough on digital and mobile platforms. Martin Sorrell. boss of media/PR/advertising giant WPP, on how digital spend needs to accelerate as he discloses strong growth at his company. Heed this, newspapers. … [Read more...]

NYT and the ultimate job requirements of the modern journalist

A job advert landed in my inbox for an 'interactive story designer' at the New York Times.I reproduce it in full as a guide to where we should be at as digital-era journalists. The ad outlines tech/coding skills requirements, with the assumption that the candidate will have a news nose and … [Read more...]

John Battelle and the content wars: what editorial can learn from marketing

---- I've been blogging recently about the 'age of context' around the 'internet of things' in which sensors are turning everything to data. Given that my first interest in writing this blog is to examine the ways in which digital technology is disrupting print media business models, it's fair to … [Read more...]