YouTube: the global TV channel


I caught a few minutes of President Obama’s Google+ Hangout last night as it was streamed on YouTube. If you’ve done a Google+ Hangout video chat before, you’ll be familiar with the format and this was no different. Except, of course, it was the President of the United States plus five lucky citizens chosen by […]

Defining contemporary society


Best words I’ve seen in a very long time that paint a compelling picture of what anyone with an opinion has the potential to do today: “We have gone from a world split between gatekeepers and media “consumers” to a world in which anyone regardless of geography, finances, social class, race, gender, or any other […]

Hollywood had Chris Dodd and a press release, Silicon Valley had Facebook


A nice sound bite in a frothy report by US entertainment industry columnist and blogger +Sharon Waxman about yesterday’s online protests against SOPA and PIPA. If you remember the core of this issue, it’s seen by many as Hollywood and vested interests versus the rest of us. Sort of the 1% against the 99%. I’m […]