The mobile web is growing 8 times faster than the web grew in adoption. Companies like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, and Google were all products of the initial web explosion. They disrupted countless established business – some of which never recovered. Today, 3 times more smartphones are activated every minute than there are babies born. Read more…
Check out my “Future of Mobile Internet” presentation.
Are you a “webmaster”, admin, blog owner or someone with access to index.html files? Are you interested in taking part in the recent global wave of revolution from the comfort of your home computer? Occupy the Internet! (via graffitiresearchlab)
Citizenside’s goal is to create the largest online community of amateur and independent reporters where everyone can share their vision of the news by uploading photos and videos for fellow reporters to see.
sell photos videos to the press and media around the world.
If you have an interesting news-related image or video, Citizenside will contact media outlets on your behalf and offers you a much higher percentage of the sales price than those offered by traditional agencies (up to 75%).
Citizenside has around 10.000 regular contributors. In 2008 it sold the first public video of french trader Jerome Kerviel–whose illicit trade cost French bank Société Générale billions of dollars. The video was syndicated to several publications for around EUR 100.000
Citizenside was created in 2006 by three young associates passionate about the news (two cousins and a friend!) whose complementary experience offers you the best representation when it comes to selling your content.
In November 2007, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the 3rd largest news agency in the world, and the IAM company became shareholders in the Citizenside agency (formerly Scooplive). Primary shareholder of the IAM company and ex-CEO of France Televisions, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, then became president of Citizenside.
Mirror, an interactive follow up to Sour’s Award-winning “Hibi No Niero, has been awarded gold for media innovation and non-broadcast media at the Art Directors Club global awards in New York. The music video for Japanese band Sour‘s “Mirror” track, best viewed in Chrome or Safari, pulls in video from users’ webcam, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The song ‘Utsushi Kagami’ (Mirror) sings about the fact that everything and everyone around you is a mirror that reflects yourself. You can find who you are in the reflection of others. (via InspirationRoom).
$5227 was raised through 63 backers at Kickstarter. Those who pledged $30 or more received a promotional flyer signed by the members of SOUR, and a first look at the video prior to the release. $50 or more earned an mp3 of the new track ‘Mirror’. $100 or more earned the right to a name on the music video credit list under Special Thanks. $200 or more earned entry as special guest to the SOUR album release concert in Tokyo on December 19. $500 or more was recognised with a special SOUR T shirt & Eco bag. $1000 or more earned free video concept work from Masashi Kawamura.
Full details at http://www.dubailynx.com/winners/2011/
Creative Director: Nicolas Courant
Copywriters Mehdi Lamloum/ Asma Kanzari/ Yosri Mimouna/ Yassine Boughaba/ Moez Achour
Associate Creative Director : Gerald Heraud
Interesting to see how we define and describe concepts in times of merging technology. Syzygy says it’s a new TV experience concept. To me it’s more taking the focus off TV and connecting it with all your other devices. Your TV becomes part of the already existing ecosystem of mobile digital tools and is one of many media surfaces. An opportunity to create more interactive content and keeping the fixed mounted screen in your living room on and alive. Reminds me of another great example by BERG, London.
(via Faris Yakob)
The first episode of BMW Documentaries: Wherever You Want To Go launches today.
It has Buzz Aldrin in it. He’s completely awesome.
For the last 100 years, cities have been designed around cars.
In 1800, only 3% of people lived in cities.
In 2008, we became a primarily urban species for the first time – more of us now live in cities than in rural areas.
Soon, many of us will live in megacities [cities with more than 10 million people] and living at this level of human density will represent a shift of similar magnitude.
So, when BMW wanted to explore the future of mobility, we started with The New City.
When we developed the concept, we wanted to create a documentary that was of and for the web.
Content that reflected how content is viewed, discussed, and propagated online.
The films are designed to be non-linear, hypertextual. So you can explore additional pieces of content around the primary narrative, in real time, inside the video player, and then jump straight back into the primary narrative.
The films are designed to precipitate discussion from different points of view, so, by logging in with Facebook, you can comment on specific moments, creating conversations around them.