Did You Share My Contact Details?
I’m sure all of us, from time to time, meet new people and exchange contact details. We might jot them down into an address book, or more commonly nowadays, we tap their details into our phone or other smart device. It’s a mutual arrangement with a degree of unspoken social etiquette, but how far does [...]
Google Drive is out! How does it compare to Dropbox and SpiderOak?
After all the rumours, Google Drive has finally arrived. In a post on the Official Google Blog, posted earlier this afternoon, Google announced the launch of there cloud based storage solution — here’s what to expect. For starters, you get 5GB free — unlike Dropbox and SpiderOak that both give you 2GB free. If you want to [...]
The Podcast Is Dead – An Obituary
It may seem a little strange that I, a self-confessed podcast-o-holic, should be pronouncing the death of the podcast. Stranger still is that I’m making this declaration whilst still producing ‘The Ultimate Movie Podcast,’ and have no intention of stopping. You might think all is not entirely as it seems, but you’d be wrong. Even [...]
This is not an Apple-bashing-session, and there are a couple of reasons for that. I’m writing this post on my iPad. I own both an iPod Nano and iPod Touch. Prior to my android mobile I had a iPhone and don’t really have a bad word to say about it. I’m pretty sure that Apple-bashing [...]
Qrait: Making realtime curation dead easy
Yesterday afternoon I caught up with David Somers to discuss all things curation, and more specifically his latest project, Qrait. You can hear what David had to say in the following CinchCast. Download the interview with David Somers as MP3 Over the past few months, as I’ve explored numerous curation services, I’ve started to get [...]
RockMelt, the social browser? – First impressions
To begin, I would just like to thank fellow podcaster, Ward Miller from Macs In Life for my invite to RockMelt – you can imagine my pain when, as a manic early adopter, I couldn’t get a first hand look at this new browser. Anyway, enough of the histrionics, I’ve been using RockMelt for long [...]
The digital curation services battle: Curated.by – Storify – Keepstream
Some of the biggest buzz at the moment is being created by the burgeoning digital curation market. With each passing week the main players in this field are releasing new features, and those services in private beta are opening up to more users. I for one am hugely excited. The main reason for this is [...]
Using @Storify to enhance a podcast
After reading a number of articles by Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer) on Data Curation, I was immediately drawn to the potential of these services for enhancing our podcasting. I began to investigate. After trying out a number of these services, over a number of days, an invite came through for Storify. So, I signed up and began to play. Within [...]
Parental Movie Guidance – Judging Suitability, Content, And Quality
Until I became a parent I never really considered the judgment calls I would be asked to make when deciding on the suitability of a film for my children. I had always considered the BBFC’s system of certification to be straightforward and easy to judge; U = Universal (anyone can watch it), PG = Parental [...]
Why are we filling the internet with copies of the same movie news stories?
It’s been a bug-bear of mine for sometime now, and it’s got to the point where I have to stop moaning to people in private and start moaning in public. Q: What is wrong with posting movie news? A: Nothing – but only if you have exclusive access to breaking news (something limited to very [...]