Digital Revolutionis part of a BBC television series that is to air in 2010.
It is a collaborative examination of various issues related to the Web; its effect, its impact and its power.Any media student would be interested in some of the things that are raised and discussed in these videos and in the other video 'rushes' that are available at their website. Even the way this television programme is being built reflects a completely new approach to broadcast television. I cannot think of a situation where a public broadcaster placed 'rushes' and transcripts in a public forum for comment; where you could follow the 'rushes' as they were created by linking from Twitter or Delicious and were able to download 'rushes' before they went to air.

If you think Twitter is just some 'gossip' room on a large scale- think again. Twitter is being used to communicate breaking stories around the world faster than any newspaper ever could. This does not mean that this type of 'breaking news' story on Twitter provides the type of critical debate or analysis provided by the Fourth Estate, but it often means that the story is being told - often from places that would largely have been marginalised in Western print media.

A very interesting example of this process in action is by Hayley Watson, posted on Friday 11 December 2009, where she provides a slideshow of How to Twitter a Tragedy .
"On Saturday 5 December, a fire swept through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, killing over 100 people.
In this slideshow, Hayley Watson, a PhD researcher into social-networking and politics, explores how Twitter was used to report on, explain and find meaning in the fire."

And now for something completely different (according to Monty Python):


what kind of effect is the Internet having on our brains? One commentator has some original responses:




And, I could not resist this. Imagine you were on a helpdesk that had been set up to assist people in becoming accustomed to handling and reading the book. It might go something like this:



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On another note, (10/2/2010) The Guardian newspaper in England had an extremely interesting article about 'cloud computing' and Apple's purchase of thouusands oof orphaned books and films that they are planning to digitise and place in an enormous 'cloud' digital library that anyone will be able to access. If you imagine an enormous cloud over our heads, but it is filled with tons of data, then you are gettting pretty close to what this is...read the article for yourself here


Do you doubt the power of Social Media over traditional news gathering?


Will 3D change cinema for ever?

The Observers top bloggers in the field discuss whether the success of Avatar heralds the beginning of a new wave of movie-making Sunday 7 March 2010

If you want a glimpse of how marketing and advertising is moving, visit here...AR or Augmented Reality is providing a whole set of new tools as a way of reaching people and using current technologies to do it.


If you want a look at YOUR immediate future in terms of the development and impact of technology, watch this!