Links for 2008-10-12

  • The Observer: Danger lurks for BBC’s bloggers – Peter Preston on Robert Peston: “Blogs don’t go through anxious committees of editors, pondering deeply. They are self-publication, performed at the double. No criticism of Peston there. Came the hour, came the man & his fans. Yet do you hear, somewhere just off set, the sound of another big mistake waiting to happen? Not because of slop, but because too many happenings are pouring in from too many directions. This is a golden digital story beyond all others, & you wait apprehensively for a waxen wing or two to start melting” [when Ian Betteridge bookmarked this just now, he said “‘I’m really not sure what the point of this story is.” I had the same reaction. Some nice quotable bits, but it meanders, doesn’t seem to agree with its own headline, and doesn’t seem to reach an obvious conclusion.
  • Pinkerton Lecture – The IET – Using social media to inspire change, Alex Balfour – The IET’s 2008 Pinkerton Lecture, ‘Using social media to inspire change’. Alex Balfour, Head of New Media, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd. 26th November 2008. Savoy Place.
  • The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time – “The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time is a partnership between the Palace Museum and IBM. The goal of the project is to provide the means for a world-wide audience to celebrate and explore aspects of Chinese culture and history.”
  • BBC – Press Office – Tony Ageh appointed BBC Controller of Archive Development – “The BBC’s Director of Archive Content Roly Keating has made his first appointment, with former BBC Controller, Internet Tony Ageh joining his team as Controller of Archive Development.” Congratulations, Tony.
  • Media Guardian: Channel 4 axes radio projects – “Staff in the radio division were informed of the decision today. Channel 4’s first radio station, E4 Radio, was due to launch belatedly next spring.” :-(