Social Telly – a roundup of social viewing stuff

Television has always been a social thing. Whether it’s because you’re watching it with family and friends at home, watching football in the pub, chatting at school or work with friends about that programme that you all love the night before, television is about much more than a broadcast. During the recent US election, I […]

Argh. A wasted opportunity for an ARG

Considering that season two of Torchwood had an accompanying Alternate Reality Game, I was excited to see what was apparently a mobile phone number prominently featured in the penultimate episode of Dr Who. It even completely filled the screen for a few moments. Considering the amount of screen time given to something that was ostensibly […]

BBC + iTunes

BBC tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones announced a while ago that he is “too old to Twitter and too mature for Myspace. Some things are best left to the young” Now he’s talking about the BBC+iTunes deal, saying that once you’ve handed over your credit card details, buying a programme from iTunes is an awful lot […]

Watchification

I’ve been helping out as the ‘chief engineer’ at Speechification for a while, and I’m now proud to be joining Russell and Steve in making Watchification happen too. The aim of the project is reassuringly simple: in the same way that Speechification curates speech radio from around the world, we want to make it easy […]