Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Oh my God – Philip Schofield is on Twitter

Is it the beginning of the end for Twitter…or is Twitter more than a fad?
Ben Ayers » Phillip Schofield talks Twitter on This Morning

Philip Schofield – http://twitter.com/schofe (2,366 followers in a week after that little piece to camera on This Morning)
Jonathan Ross – https://twitter.com/Wossy (13,933 followers)
Stephen Fry – https://twitter.com/stephenfry (51,000 followers)
Alan Carr – https://twitter.com/AlanCarr (4,018 followers)

And Dancing On Ice (wtf?!?!?) – http://twitter.com/dancingonice – In fact everything to do with Dancing on Ice has gone completely Social Meedja. They’ve got a Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dancing-on-Ice/49073635635) and they’ve even given Schofield a Flip camera (!?!?!) to create impromptu pieces to camera and behind the scenes footage. I digress….
Twitter’s good for celebrities because it can be done on the go from your phone.
Twitter’s good for Brands because they can announce offers. Dell has achieved over $1million sales directly from Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/6hxk7d
Twitter’s good for fictional characters – as long as there’s buy-in from the studios – see the ‘Becoming a Mad Man’ article.

Twitter’s got some real legs when it comes to TV in general. or Dr. Who…What if you could follow the Doctor and get his thoughts whenever he’s not in a scene – The thoughts & emotions of the Doctor when he’s not in the scene; after a big argument for example or by adding a quick retort out of ear shot?? You could get the Doctor to ask for advice and get the audience to reference material online that could help him…Good for spin-offs or integrated two-way ARGs. Some fool out there is calling this Transmedia, but essentially it’s just a different way of telling a story….

Full list of 2008 Tumblr award nominees

Overall Best Tumblelog

Best Use of Reblogging

Most Creative Use of Tumblr

Best Group/Community

Best Audio Posts

Best Video Posts

Best Image Posts

Best Quotes or Conversations

Best Original Content / Editorials

Funniest Tumblelog

Best in Art/Design

Best Tumblelog Design

Best Tumblr Theme Designer

Best Free Tumblr Theme

And the winners were:

Overall Best Tumblelog
garfieldminusgarfield.net (76%)

Best Use of Reblogging
soupsoup.tumblr.com (44%)

Most Creative Use of Tumblr
domonomnom.tumblr.com (30%)

Best Group/Community
bonerparty.tumblr.com (35%)

Best Audio Posts
songsyouusedtolove.tumblr.com (30%)

Best Video Posts
jakeandamir.com (64%)

Best Image Posts
garfieldminusgarfield.net (80% )

Best Quotes or Conversations
whitewhine.tumblr.com (46%)

Best Original Content / Editorials
magicmolly.tumblr.com (35%)

Funniest Tumblelog
jakeandamir.com (28%)

Best in Art/Design
sarazucker.tumblr.com (21%)

Best Tumblelog Design
hrrrthrrr.tumblr.com (26%)

Best Tumblr Theme Designer
heather-rivers.com (27%)

Best Free Tumblr Theme
penguinclassics.tumblr.com (21%)

New BBC IPTV Interface with social features

New BBC IPTV Interface with Facebook as a backbone:

Boxee’s still offering the more exciting innovation, but the BBC is way ahead of the curve on this one simply in terms of its infrastructure to pull this kind of social viewing together.

Playstation 3’s @Home Virtual World

The PS3’s had a bad rap. Then it launched Little Big Planet and defined User Generated Gaming Content (UGGC).

Here’s a customised level built using LittleBigPlanet’s Level Editor:
http://tinyurl.com/6gd4x8

Now Sony have launched @Home – just in time for Christmas ;o). Beset by delays and still bound to have issues, it nevertheless promises a great deal, and from the following review shows a glimpse of what customisation will be possible:

Whilst he’s deeply cynical concerning the communication features such as gimmicky chat up/one liners and stilted dance moves. The level of customisation, the detail in the environment and the sheer breadth of possiblity in the Mall really excite him and that says ALOT.

He’s most animated and sincere when he discusses the possibilities the Mall offers in terms of fashion & style and when he goes bowling he highlights how easy and addictive the game is and how social a pastime it is (compared to the unrealistic dancing).

@Home official trailer

Unofficial trailer




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