Today the Guardian launches a new participative journalism platform, Guardian Witness. Like CNN’s iReport, or pure-play citizen journalism outfits like Citizenside, Guardian Witness allows news readers to become contributors and participate in the making of the news. It’s already getting lots of reactions online. So – will it work? 1. Experience The Guardian has form […]Read more "Six reasons Guardian Witness will sink or swim"
I believe WikiLeaks made a mistake in releasing the diplomatic cables the way they did. But the combined US response has been positively frightening. I can imagine Assange’s position a few weeks ago, before the diplomatic cables went live. Assange was in charge of an up-and-coming website that had broken several important news stories. He […]Read more "WikiLeaks – Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right"
Richard Bartle is one of the Elders of the Univesrse when it comes to Game Design. He had a good rant in the Guardian the other day. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it before. But there you go . . . I’m talking to you, you self-righteous politicians and newspaper columnists, you relics […]Read more "Attention, Non-Gamers: Extinction Approaches"
In a recent article, Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield (right) has voiced some pretty significant concerns about video games. With their explosive growth into mainstream culture, video games are taking up more and more of our collective brain cycles. What effect will this have on our species? Quite a profound one, she suggests. I agree – […]Read more "Is Gaming Melting our Brains?"