It’s official – I’m the new Editor in Chief of Citizenside. There’s even a press release, if you’re into that sort of thing. Citizenside is a Paris-based startup that has become one of the world’s largest citizen journalism agencies. The concept is simple: now that many people carry a phone capable of taking photos and […]Read more "Hello Citizenside"
The audience has mutated. Consider exhibit A, this video: It’s been sweeping the viral video nets over here. Over 700,000 hits in a week is pretty damn good. UPDATE: This video has accrued over 6.8 million hits in 11 days. It’s the most shared video on the net right now, according to viralvideochart. This vid […]Read more "We, the Medium"
Nifty. also – YouTube has gone to 16:9. Also nifty.Read more "This is Immersion"
Ten hours of video get submitted to YouTube every minute, but the 90/9/1 rule holds, most of the time. If you’re running an app where user contributions are important, 90% of your users will just lurk, contributing nothing 9% of your users will contribute from time to time, 1% of your users will contribute often […]Read more "Why Online Video Sucks"
It’s been 20 years since Space Invaders taught us that the alien hordes will approach zig-zag fashion through the sky in even, serried ranks. Happy Birthday, Space Invaders! In honour of this momentous occasion, here is a totally whacked out Sunday-evening anime head trip . . . I wonder what the single character they form […]Read more "Happy Birthday, Space Invaders"
For years, I’ve been hearing that video games are bigger business than movies and music combined. But no one seems to know where this statistic comes from. It could be true. One thing that is clear is that video game sales (hardware and software combined) are going through a period of explosive growth right now. […]Read more "Recession = More Gaming"
What makes online content good? What gets mad hits in the world of social media? I think I’ve found the answer. It’s one word: Authenticity. I’ll try to prove my point with the example of online video. Why did this get over 3.4 million hits: While a lot of these madly tank? The BBC is […]Read more "How to Make Online Videos Rule"
What makes some stuff spread through the internet like a flame through a field of firecrackers, while other stuff sits on YouTube for weeks and gets crap-all attention? And how do you make the good viral meme stuff? Mark wrote about this recently. The trick seems to be in creating unique bespoke content for the […]Read more "Pass the Ammo"