Monday, January 31, 2005

Sub-plots on your mobile

Holly Oaks is a UK Teens soap, that is going to offer a mobile sideline related to the main story for 1,50 (pounds) a month. Today I also mentioned 24 going mobile. 24 is excellent material for crossmedia endeavours. (I mentioned that before too, I believe)

Lloyd Braun, new head of Yahoo, former chairman of ABC

Portals, the next mass medium? With 350 million people visiting Yahoo every month, you might think so, claims Lloyd Braun: "Content is a key piece of our strategy, along with search, community and personalization," Lloyd Braun is Yahoo's new head of media and entertainment, and the former chairman of ABC Television. "We learn what the audience wants, and then we can suggest other content options to them before they ask," said Braun. "It is a really amazing thing when you think through what that could do to your business."


Monday, January 24, 2005

The Death Stories Project - front page

a request of Lisbeth Klastrup, the interesting lady from the previous post to the gaming community to help her on her research. She asks us to "tell our story about the character death experience in MMOG (Massive Multiplayer Online Games) that affected of annoyed us the most The Death Stories Project - front page

Another interesting Lady: Lisbeth Klastrup's homepage

I found Lisbeth at the website of Christy Dena, and this lady does some interesting work in the field of crossmedia, for a long time has done also. That is quite unique for this new field. You can download her thesis only before 14 February. After that you may still request it. Make use of this interesting offer at:
Towards a Poetics of Virtual Worlds: Multi-User Textuality and the Emergence of Story.
Her personal page that links to more of her work you may find at

There is something about women and crossmedia.. It's a girl thing

Vblogs present TV newsrooms with distribution avenue, potential competitor

Some handy (probably sponsored) information on setting up videoblogging services.
Vblogs present TV newsrooms with distribution avenue, potential competitor

Keep this blog posted because soon I will launch a format that I want your help with. It is going to be HUGE FUN.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Thursday, January 13, 2005

d r e w d a v i d s o n

Another crossmedia thinker found. We are really growing an interesting community here! Would it not be fantastic to gather all these people into a project. I think we can do that!
d r e w d a v i d s o n

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

True insight: three future scenario's for crossmedia

Finally.. it is released, my paper with three scenario's for the future of crossmedia communication in the dynamic knowledge society.
On my website, just click the image of the report on the right lower corner and you will find the pdf. This is shared knowledge, if you use it I expect you to refer to me. Find inspiration on:

Sunday, January 09, 2005

tsunami shows further influence civilians on newsdelivery

The first images we received of the tsunami came from 'amateurs'. Because of the digitalisation of amateur devices, material can stream all over the world in an instance. Many people have been touched and moved by this gigantic disaster and it may very well be because of the nature of the images we have first seen. An innocent holiday movie, kids playing in the sand, don't we all recognize this from our private collections, followed by the devastating amazement of this enormous wall of water coming towards the shores. People where just filming this without really realising what was happening. It is like a thriller or horror. When we watch there innocent images we know what disaster is about to happen and the innocent view of the filmer is what strikes us most. Don't your kids and run. Because there are camera's everywhere now we can see in detail how horrible this disaster really was. We see children washed away in an instance, seconds before they gasp at the wall of water, curious as they are of what is happening before there eyes. Personally this is what grieves me the most, the loss of innocent children who never had the strengths to hold this kind of force of nature. Nature is stunningly beautiful and cruel at the same time, that is what we see with these paradises lost.
I hope we still remember when the time comes for these people to recover and build up their homes again.