For many discerning content creators the vertical vs landscape video conversation is still raging. Some are happy to digest content as it’s delivered. Others are vocal in their frustrations. When faced with the trend to shoot video in an upright format, some foreheads are slapped. Angry mumblings mumbled. I hesitate to use any video capture app that does not favour landscape over … [Read more...] about Landscape Vs Portrait Video
When I first started working at a daily newspaper there was a darkroom alongside a bank of neg scanners. It was 2001 and thankfully I had arrived armed with a digital SLR. I learned that to deliver what the news desk demanded within 12 hours or less, I had to move fast, get the shot in a few frames and get to the next job as quick as possible.After a while I discarded the map book for my PDA with … [Read more...] about Working in Digital Journalism (Case Studies)
Whenever talking about social stuff I'm often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. "I haven't got time for that. It's just people tweeting their food." There is often a tone of distain in the voice. As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look at sandwich after sandwich, cake after cake, snack after snack. Unable to avert … [Read more...] about Why do we tweet what we eat?
When I talk and give workshops I often have a slide stating my concern for the demise of stories on the web. Of course some people use Twitter for just that. Disposable throw-away comments. I doubt micro-bloggers and journalists always feel the same way. Or the people who use twitter instead of email. Or those serialising novels through these channels, seeding projects, replacing letter … [Read more...] about A tweet is not just a tweet – Linkrot and our digital history.
For the last few days I've been sharing more selectively and yet i've written more than I have in a long time. As I have been recovering from my recent operation, most of what I have written has been offline. The recent update to the app 'Day One' has had me now adding photos to my daily diary. There is something liberating about writing a blog for an audience of one. It's not a cheap app, but … [Read more...] about Social Networks Aren’t Free