Category: Media Trends

Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

A new Web application, Social Collider, visualizes the network of connections created by activity on Twitter. Given a Twitter username, phrase, or a selection from a list of current trends, the application maps points for each tweet and then connects them with b-splines to create an image inspired by the tracks produced by the collision … Continue reading Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

Old Habits Die Hard: What Matters in Media Metrics

In between the flurry of stories about Fox Broadcasting declining to air the mysterious 13th episode of Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and concerns that the series may be summarily canceled, an interesting tidbit appeared on Twitter from the Whedon camp. Despite rumors that Fox has already decided to cancel "Dollhouse," published reports have claimed that the … Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard: What Matters in Media Metrics

Scott Kirsner’s “Fans, Friends, and Followers”: How Artists are Using the Internet to Build an Audience

In his new book, Fans, Friends, and Followers, Variety columnist and CinemaTech blogger Scott Kirsner tackles one of the key issues facing contemporary creative artists: how to build an audience and generate revenue to support their work. The means of artistic expression, even in media previously inaccessible to most (like the equipment to make a … Continue reading Scott Kirsner’s “Fans, Friends, and Followers”: How Artists are Using the Internet to Build an Audience

Cable Channels in the Internet Monetization Gap

There was more buzz about whether (and how) cable companies should make their content available over broadband at the annual Cable Show confab in Washington D.C. this past week. According to the report in Variety, Comcast is developing "On-Demand Online," an initiative similar to Time Warner's plans for "TV Anywhere," which would provide subscribers with … Continue reading Cable Channels in the Internet Monetization Gap