My friend Nick Hill (shown right) has just got back from the Isle of Wight workshop and is shown here with Adnan Hadzi of Deptford.tv and LiquidCulture. We met at Deckspace in Greenwich to discuss how the Deptford.tv database of user submitted video clips could be mapped geographically without infringing copyright map data. So I asked Nick to invite Steve (of OpenStreetMap) who has been working on Free The Postcode. Despite being very busy he kindly joined us before heading up to Mapchester.
At the recent We Media conference, big media hitters continued to investigate the astonishing relentless rise of blogging. Such conferences let established media concerns comfort each other in an age where traditional journalism is under the spotlight. Though it is emerging that the BBC, Channel 4 and the Guardian are at the vanguard of the off/on-line blur. Amongst the main issues are speed and coverage, so called citizen journalists, (or just people with mobile phones and digital cameras) are catching stories and uploading photos/video/text and audio quicker because sites like Blogger, Flickr and YouTube allow quick (and easy) content hosting, tagging and comments. Then sites like Digg create flash floods of traffic, and Technorati tracks links to blog posts. In other words, blog a little and let others group content by tags and relevant links in comments.