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ITV’s Grade – Me Thinks he Doth Protest Too Much!

22.9.2008 by Mother Superior

Beleaguered ITV boss Michael Grade has referred to online video sites, such as YouTube, as ‘parasites’ to commercial broadcasters. In an interview at the IBC technology conference, the former Channel 4 and BBC man reportedly said operators such as YouTube,…

Is Video Grinding the Internet to a Halt?

14.7.2008 by Mother Superior

It is a familiar scenario: we need more space, so we will add more space, then we expand our habits to fill it and once again we need more space. This is a problematic circle that can be attributed to…

Viacom/YouTube Battle Threatens to Trample Web User’s Privacy

4.7.2008 by Mother Superior

This week a US court delivered a landmark ruling that raises questions about internet users’ rights to privacy. The ruling comes from the high-profile and very bitter legal dispute between YouTube and Viacom. In case you are not familiar with…

Capturing the Millennial Vote With Video

8.2.2008 by Mother Superior

In the film Wag The Dog, Robert De Niro is a spin-doctor drafted in by the US Government in a time of crisis. The President has been accused of sexual misdemeanours with a firefly girl and it's about to hit…

Empower Business With Online Video

4.1.2008 by Mother Superior

As ever there are many blogs about what the big trends of the next year will be. Some say widgets will guide growth online, others believe personalisation of online services will be the focus. In the business community I believe…

Driving a Double Message in Web 2.0

18.5.2007 by Mother Superior

My viral video chart this morning alerted me to a great example of brand building. I hadn't come across GOODMagazine.com before but a recent viral video posted on YouTube has certainly brought them a wider audience. It has been online…

YouTube a Short Term Phenomenon?

2.3.2007 by Mother Superior

Viacom's announcement that traffic is substantially up on its various video content sites is dangerous news for YouTube, which was instructed to remove all content belonging to the media producer just over a month ago. According to Google Trends it's…

TV Times

23.5.2006 by Chris N

This year Big Brother rolled out its uber-trashy all-seeing televisual eyes amidst a welter of warnings - 'kiss goodbye to your summer' cried everyone from Heat magazine to BB's own increasingly cartoonish Davina McCall. There's a grain of truth in…

Thought Police Here we Come

27.4.2006 by Chris N

Behind Winston's back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low…