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With more than a billion people online worldwide: it’s time for Digital Britain

By Dr Hannah Rudman
1 October 2009

{Article originally posted to AmbITion Extranet by Hannah Rudman} The Economist this week report that the number of people going online has passed one billion for the first time, according to comScore, an online metrics company. Almost 180m internet users—over one in six of the world’s online population—live in China, more than any other country. […]

Digital Britain – Charles Leadbeater responds: are you a boulder, pebble or hybrid?

By AmbITion
1 October 2009

{Article originally posted to AmbITion Extranet by Hannah Rudman} Charles Leadbeater has responded to the Digital Britain report (see previous blog) – read the full response here. His main thoughts are on how the report fails to specify ambitious bandwidth targets that would enable new services to emerge in light of newly shifted cultural behaviours. […]

Social Media – your audiences are aggregating and syndicating their content

By Dr Hannah Rudman
16 September 2009

Wave 4 is the latest in a series of reports from Universal McCann (ummm… the fourth one… see what they did there?) about how people are using social networks, especially in relation to aggregating digital content together that they’ve created – like vids and pics, newsfeeds and chats, etc. This reflects my experience – all […]

Arts content in the cloud – but where’s the freemium model?

By AmbITion
23 July 2009

Arts magazine Wound has launched an iPhone optimised mag form—and claims to be the first publisher to put out print, digital and iPhone versions. But none of it is free: the quarterly print title is subscription-only at £7; the digital edition is £5 while the iPhone version will set you back £3 from iTunes. This […]

The 21st Century Event Organiser – You!!!

By AmbITion
19 May 2009

I’m not sure who started it first – but the “user generated event” really took off with Twestival – where Twitter was used to create events in cities around the world, with local groups taking on the job of organising the events, putting on the activities and raising money for charity. I’m fascinated by a […]

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