Tag: Digital Strategy
NZZ Relaunch: An iA Checkup
The Swiss newspaper NZZ just launched its much anticipated redesign. The design was made by the German agency Meiré and Meiré that has also done the print design. Commenting on work from people in your own field is a delicate matter.
Follow-up to “Sweep the Sleaze”
Our call to question the common practice of blindly adding social media buttons to every page got a lot of attention, and found many friends across the board. This proves we are onto something. Let’s look at some of the more critical reactions.
Sweep the Sleaze
Promising to make you look wired and magically promote your content in social networks, the Like, Retweet, and +1 buttons occupy a good spot on pretty much every page of the World Wide Web. Because of this, almost every major site and brand is providing free advertising for Twitter and Facebook. But do these buttons work?
iPad App Sales Numbers: WIRED vs. Writer
We're tracking the performance of iA Writer with a wonderful app called AppViz from ideaswarm. AppViz not only allows you to track your own sales—you can also use it to evaluate how much other apps make,
you have comparable sales numbers. My first question was: How much does WIRED make?
Can Information be Architected?
A presentation with the title "iA on IA," held at EuroIA 2010.
API for News? Reuters, NYT & iA Inc.
Last week at Media2010, Marc Frons (Chief Technology Officer, Digital Operations, New York Times), Nic Fulton (Chief Scientist, Thomson Reuters), and I were asked several questions on the future of news…
Future of Journalism: A Little Bit of Everything Please
Recently, there has been a quality renaissance in the discussion about the economic future of journalism. While some are still touting the one miracle solution (usually alluding to Google’s business model and success), a lot of ideas have arisen that will probably make up for the economic future of journalism as a whole. Time for a summary.
Elvis and the Opposite
A 14-year old video blogger named Fred somehow managed to get a fan base of almost 45 Million users. Now instead of asking how that's possible, Seth Godin and Robert Scoble trivialize his success. Did they forget what Elvis said?
The IT-Revolution promised to free and enrich us. To free us from propaganda, to free us from mindless TV, to free us from advertisement torture, and to enrich us by letting machines do all the boring work so we'd have more free time. So, how did it go?
Surfing the Avalanche
The supposed recession is the best thing that could happen to us readers, consumers, new media makers. Avalanche, take us with you!
Predictions for 2008
This year we have seven predictions. If they are as accurate as last year’s, we should make this a paid service.
Looking Back on 2007
Here’s what we said was going to happen in 2007 one year ago, compared to what really happened…
This is madness! No, This is Radiohead
The release of music for free online is certainly no new thing, with many bands finding success through file-sharing. That fill-sharing kills the record industry is also nothing new, however Radiohead recently made it official by showing that it's possible the make and reach millions without either.
A Word on Design Value
The other day we got a telephone call from a business man that planned to "exponentially increase" his Internet performance. His budget? $1,000.
Newspaper Wiki: Schematics
The last couple of days we have received some excellent feedback on our article “Washington Post Redesign as a Wiki”. First of all, thank you to everyone who took the time to study our problem and form an opinion. To be able to receive input from the best people in the field is rare and rewarding. We got lots of applause, together with some questions and reservations.
Web Ad Spend Overtakes Newspapers
Earlier this year we speculated that in 2007 "Big ad investments start streaming in". Our prognosis was heavily understated.
10 Newspaper Myths Deconstructed
The San Francisco Chronicle is in financial trouble. InfoWorld stops printing. Time Magazine redesigns its print edition and fires 50 people. Quo vadis, newspapers?
Understanding New Media
You often hear people saying that other people understand or don't understand the media. Funny enough that the appreciative "he/she understands the media" is applied to success in old media, while "he/she does not understand the media" is applied to old media people fumbling with the Internet.
Pushers and Spammers Should Pay
The amount of spam and flooding blogs and mailboxes is getting worse and worse and worse. How should we stop it?
How to Compete With Free
You should read Mike's latest article several times. Not because it's hard to understand, but because it's amazing stuff. Read it again and again and then read through a whole series of his related articles.
Technorati: Big Business with Bogus Data
Since the PR giant Edelman and Technorati are working together they are both trying to become an industry reference for statistics on the blogosphere. The question is how reliable is Technorati’s data?
Partner in Astroturfing: Boycott Technorati?
We all had a bad feeling about this right from the start. Why is the blog watch-and-search engine Technorati bonding with the No.1 PR giant Edelman? Can we trust them?
Web 3.0: You Say You’re on a Revolution?
Web 1.0 started as a streaming publish-to-read medium; web 2.0 has established itself as a publishing platform for everyone. Now web 3.0 is said to be a technologically advanced Internet, where the user executes and the machines do the thinking.
Read Different: Apple Ads in Japan
Last Sunday, they started airing the "Hello, I'm a Mac… and I'm a PC" ads here in Japan. And here's a surprise: they're different. The Mac guy isn't particularly cool and the PC guy is a real "salary man" type. The ads aren't as obvious as the Western originals.