Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in binary any more

As social networks grow up, they grow acne and facial hair. But they also start to mature, and to become more complicated. Analysts that are unaware of those changes risk missing out on some of the subtleties. danah boyd’s ‘None of this is real’ describes what Garde-Hansen calls “the binary logic of computer culture” expressed […]

The Biggest Problem In TV: Split Attention (slides)

Two talks in a week! Went to Loughborough University yesterday to give a talk to 1st year undergrads + MA students about companion apps for TV shows. Lots of (hopefully) handy frameworks + examples in there. Someone on Twitter picked this one out earlier: Here’s the full deck. Questions welcome. T The Biggest Problem In […]

How to understand Facebook

Joanne Garde-Hansen again: Facebook is a database of users for users; each user’s page is a database of their life. I disagree. Facebook does have a huge database, but it’s how it uses that data that is important. Its real strength is using context to create meaning. Check this out. A user (in this case, my […]

A typology for interactivity in TV

Academics have offered a wide range of definitions of interactivity (Kiousis 2002). I prefer to follow the lead of Cover (2006, p.140) in defining interactivity as occurring when Content is affected, resequenced, altered, customized or renarrated in the interactive process of audiencehood. So an interactive show is defined as one in which the audience directly […]

#DoctorWho and The Norwegian Texters

Espen Ytreberg reports an interview with a Norwegian TV viewer who was describing the experience of sending an SMS and seeing it appear on the TV. Interviewee: It’s great fun… You get that return message, ’Your message will be screened within so and so long’, right? That’s a real kick, you have to try it too. […]