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And the Best Blog Award Goes to…

28.9.2006 by Mother Superior

There have been awards for the best blog for some time online, normally generated by those who are fuelling the explosion. However, with the growth of MySpace and other social networking sites, blog awards are now hitting areas of the mainstream. The sector in question is (unsurprisingly) the music industry and the BT Digital Music Awards have introduced a Best Music Blog category this year. The awards on the 3rd October will pit the likes of Lily Allen against the Streets and Sandi Thom to find the best 'online communicators' in the business. But talking of business - I wonder…

The US Government is on YouTube

26.9.2006 by Mother Superior

We have been talking for a while about the importance of businesses placing themselves in the same arenas online that their target audiences appear in and the US Office of National Drug Control Policy has done just that by getting…

Is the High Street Disappearing or Migrating?

11.9.2006 by Mother Superior

This morning, the Metro free paper has emblazoned on its front page the title Internet 'killing off town stores'. The story covers a new report on the slowing of high street spending and the increase in online sales. The average…

A Time for Start-ups and Pattern Recognition

7.9.2006 by Mother Superior

Esther Dyson, editor-at-large of CNet has done a short interview with the Guardian that covers useful ground. She has a very broad knowledge of the industry and the interview is well worth reading. I'm pleased she raised the point that…

Building the Profile of a Creative Sector

6.9.2006 by Mother Superior

Yesterday, I spent the day at FACT in Liverpool. I was producing a podcast for the Arts Council, who were presenting a one day conference for Arts organisations across the North West. The day was all about blogging, podcasting, RSS…