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Hard Comparison: Legacy Media vs. Digital Native

3 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  by Frédéric Filloux From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies and digital natives ones seems to widen. The chart below maps the issues and shows where efforts should focus.  At conferences and workshops...Show More Summary

Clayton Christensen Becomes His Own Devil’s Advocate

3 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  by Jean-Louis Gassée Every generation has its high tech storytellers, pundits who ‘understand’ why products and companies succeed and why the fail. And each next generation tosses out the stories of their elders. Perhaps it’s time to dispense with “Disruption”. “I’m never wrong.” Thus spake an East Coast academic, who, in the mid- to(...) No related columns.

Payment Systems Adventures – Part II: Counting Friends And Foes

3 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  by Jean-Louis Gassée It’s still too early to tell if Apple Pay will square the circle and emerge as a payment system that’s more secure, more convenient, and is widely accepted. MCX, a competing solution that faces more challenges than Apple Pay, helps shed light on the problem. Show More Summary

How to make a new professional connection by blogging

An incredible thing just happened: I got an email from my WordPress system telling me it just got a notification from someone else’s blogging system that someone has linked to a post on this blog! Called a Track Back, these kinds of messages used to happen all the time. Now they are so noisy and [...]

My Conversation with Business Insider about Net Neutrality

Hey Mark, A few things that stood out from your recent string of Tweets: Yes, broadband speed and quality have gotten better. But it’s still behind the most of the developed world. We pay a lot more on average for slower speeds on average. The overarching problem is that there is no competition among ISPs....

3 Great Lessons in Building Fan Communities from the Latest Hunger Games Digital Campaign

As new technologies allow audiences to consume and interact with content across a variety of mediums, story-makers are now expanding their narrative universes across multiple platforms. Lionsgate, the studio force behind the massively popular Hunger Games movie series, is capitalizing on these new developments in innovative ways. Show More Summary

The power of note taking and re-reading

I love taking and re-reading notes. Rereading your notes about an experience after some time has passed offers a whole new level of insight, I believe. I’m trying a new experiment now where I take notes about something in near real time, throw out open questions in my notes, put down working answers, then set [...]

Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s New Film Recounts Journalist Maziar Bahari’s 118-Day Evin Nightmare

Do not risk a thought. These are strange times, darling… He who knocks on the door at midnight has come to kill the light. In This Deadend, Ahmad Shamlou, 1979 They came for him one morning in June 2009. He was in his bedroom in his mother’s house, not quite asleep, yet not fully awake. Show More Summary

Storytelling Leadership with Students, Starbucks, and the Internet of Things

You’ve just started your first class of graduate school and, instead of prepping for an end-of-quarter test or essay, you’re given a real-world imperative: crafting a social media storytelling strategy and proposal for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s (KCPA) office. Show More Summary

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