Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How New Media (Twitter) TRUMPED Old Media (CNN)

Some reporters are calling it, David vs. Goliath. I call it New Media Beating the Pants OFF of Old Media.

With the Trend for Network Newscasters to be Celebrities, and rarely News Reporters, I had come to a conclusion about the Relevancy of Network News.

In a space where "timing" is everything, Network News dropped the ball a long time ago.

Most pundits have long realized is that Network News was just putting a pretty face on leading newspaper Stories from the New York and LA Times, and for a shot of geekyness: Wall Street Journal, Facebook and Twitter.

The Celebrity Rush to Twitter may have been it's Downfall.

CNN waited for the numbers to come in on the Iranian Elections and got punked good by a Lot-of-Twitters that did not.

Will this Speed-Bump on the road to New Media be a wake-up call for the Networks?

Sorry to say, I think that ship has sailed.

Sorry Bill Maher, but This Is Real-Time:

http://twitter.com/mousavi1388 and



New Media Conversations.

Tue 16 Jun 2009 06:50:16 AM PDT


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Let's Talk about New Media

The Past Is Prologue again...

I just read a great article by Clay Shirky entitled Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. It's a must read for understanding what this New Blog is going to be about.

The Link is here:

Leo mentioned it in passing when he had a conversation with Tim O Reilly on FLOSS Weekly, episode 73.

Link to FLOSS Weekly: http://twit.tv/FLOSS

Google Wave Developers

Preview I/O 2009

I also sat in on a Presentation for Google Wave Developers Preview I/O 2009
(only available for Developers, at present), but it was touted to be the

Next New

Email, Chat, Blogger,

Picture Sharing,

, Wiki


Collaboration Tool.

And Do it "LIVE" as a HTML file

on the Internet.

Link to Video Presentation is Here:

The upheaval caused by Printing Press in the 1600's is a cautionary tale of where we stand today. Looking to find What will replace the Old Media prototypes of Newspapers, Books, Music, Radio and TV is scary stuff. But being in a forest of New Media experimentation it is difficult seeing the trees for the forests.

That is what this conversation hopes to be about.

Realizing that not everything that Sparkles will be our Gold.

(aka the Wingman).