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Polticians and the Power of the Web

4.10.2006 by Mother Superior

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has been to meet Tony Blair and talk at the Conservative Party Conference this week. He's been talking about the people power the Net has created and its effect on politics. It's an interesting topic.…

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…

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…

Everyone Wants Their Profit From the Web

30.8.2006 by Mother Superior

The UK's most prominent political bloggers have seen the future. They're centralising their content in a bid to make revenue from advertising. Not just any advertising though - advertising that their readership want to see. This news is followed hot…

The Web’s Best Industries

23.8.2006 by Mother Superior

I'm working with Internet consultancy Harper James at the moment to produce a list of the UK's best industries online. In order to build an extensive list, I'd love to consider people's thoughts on the best and worst of those…

Revenue Drives Difficult Decisions

22.8.2006 by Mother Superior

The Internet is driven by the need to monetise, that's a given, but as the fastest growing industry in the world it seems to work much faster than any other. Just as articles spring up on the Internet about the…

What Makes You an Author?

16.8.2006 by Mother Superior

One of the Time top 50 websites of 2006 is blurb.com. Time concentrates on the site's service of turning blogs into hard copy books and it got me thinking about what gives information authority. The web has nurtured the emergence…