Professional

A selection of articles and blogs on digital publishing and public sector data issues 

Professional

Cutting the Gordon knot!

We must freely admit to a touch of guilt -  for expressing some slight cynicism (however artfully veiled!) -  in The Walls of Jericho last week.

Read more

Professional

What Google giveth, Google taketh away!

Perhaps only Google can cause a panic by their refusal to issue a statement on their intentions! Last week’s non announcement i.e. their refusal to deny the launch of a UK Google Property portal was a surprise only  to the tabloids and the City who gave it such coverage.  Slashing Rightmove’s  share price by a double figure percentage margin was a reaction from the “panic early and panic often” school of media monitoring.

Read more

Professional

The Walls of Jericho

The Prime Minister's potentially historic announcement this week on the freeing up of mapping data signifies a very early win in the Making Public Data Public initiative headed by Tim Berners Lee and his trusty cohort Professor Nigel Shadbolt.

Read more

Professional

Social community building - the return on engagement

SONA Associate company, I Publishing Consultants, and ourselves have been sifting through dozens of the interviews we have completed with leading social network experimenters and practictioners.  A digest of our findings will be published shortly. But a number of very strong themes emerge from all of these (necessarily anonymised) but frank contributions to the study of a nascent publishing discipline.

Read more

Professional

Contribution is King

Many of our Associates work in the public and third sectors - bringing our commercial disciplines and experience to bear to market segments which no longer have to rely on the professional internediary to communicate their messages to their communities.

Read more