Great day today at Digital Doughnut event at the RGS in Kensington. I missed the start and end due to diary clashes, but managed to see the bulk of it. The theme was Inspiration: The Life Cycle of Ideas My highlights from the day are ... Tom Ollerton from We are Social reminds us that … Continue reading Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!
I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch! Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)
So it's happened. Google got spanked to the tune of $22.5 million dollars for monitoring the behaviour of people using Safari browsers notwithstanding browser settings (i.e. user instructions) that did not permit it. Think this just matters State side? Think again. The cookies stuff which came into force last year (but which people only paid attention … Continue reading Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!
I love ads, let's just get this straight right away. I used to think the Apple Think Different ads were my all time classic, but I have to say that the recent Guardian Three Pigs has blown that off the number one slot. But not all ads are that engaging. And sometimes you are just … Continue reading Freedom to skip ads – could it be a human right?
Sorry for the delay in writing this - had an evening event yesterday, so a bit short on time. Anyway, the themes from day 2 are these: - Channel 4 has got the bit between its teeth and is really going for the digital/social/content overlap space and will have a new 'channel' called 47 (four … Continue reading FT Digital Media conference day 2 – we are all in chains
Jimmy Wales, what a legend in his own lunchtime. To sum up today, in true cryptic style: - there are four screens now and we need to treat them all the same (but slightly differently) - data rocks, it's not the new financial services, it's the new rock and roll - privacy matters, but there … Continue reading FT Digital Media Conference – four screens and a Joan Collins
We had a big fuss about PIPA and SOPA. It has gone quiet, but it's still bubbling under, whether through that legislation or another. Clay Shirky has, as ever, some views. Happy watching! Just as an aside, what a great week of meetings I had last week - topics included getting greyhound racing recognised as … Continue reading Sunday night Monday morning TED talk – a little bit of Mr Shirky
Tomorrow the EU will announce the most far reaching reforms to data protection law ever (well, you know, other than when data protection was actually born, but that doesn't count). Viviane Reding, a 'let's get stuck in' EU Commissioner, will announce plans to reform data protection laws across Europe and finally remove the many and varied versions … Continue reading MASSIVE day for digital privacy
There is much harping in the press about how Google is bad, so nice today to see some positive stuff. With the Citizens Advice Bureau here in the UK, a nice little booklet (and other online resources, like videos) to keep you informed about how to keep you and information safe online. http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/news.google.co.uk/en/uk/goodtoknow/pdfs/booklet.pdf So, nice one Goog … Continue reading Good to Know (Google)
I was at the Walpole luxury e-commerce event yesterday and Guy, Julia and the team put on a great event with really high quality speakers. There were speakers from many fashion and publishing brands as well as speakers from the technology and social media industries. Interestingly - and perhaps a sign of the times - … Continue reading Walpole – where luxury meets ecommerce