Archive for April 9th, 2008

BBC iPlayer – it’s a hit!

According to this article just posted on TimesOnline it would appear that the massive success of BBC’s iPlayer might just bring the internet to a standstill. Or it might not. To be honest it looks more like an attempt by Tiscali to get the BBC to cough up for some cash for service upgrades…

The article also reports that during March iPlayer received “17.2 million requests to watch programmes“. And just last week over 100,000 people watched The Apprentice online. I think that speaks volumes about how our television viewing habits are evolving in the UK; and how television broadcasters are successfully integrating themselves into our virtual lives.

TV on our terms, I like it! ūüôā

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We are the web!

Web 2.0 has become such a big part of my life now that I don’t even think about it.¬† I even struggle to remember what life was like before Wikipedia, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube…

That said, I’ve been thinking about how best to explain the evolution of Web 2.0 to those with little experience of¬†it.¬†¬† I came across this seriously cool little video on YouTube which highlights the important role we all play in the ongoing success of Web 2.0…if you’ve got 4 mins to spare then check it out.¬† Trust me, it’s fab!


And if that wets your appetite, have a read through this article from Wired.¬† It might be a bit of an¬†oldie, but it’s still a goodie!


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