Slippery Waves Of Media Management


Neturality and longtail theories are at odds with each other

the telecoms model is about pushing data to you. you sending data back out is messing with their plan

but publishers love all that UG content for advertising

the long tail theory is suposed to invigorate the back catelogue business or at least fuel the digital asset management systems (photobucket)

UGC doesn't map to the broadcaster model (cuts out the profressional from their usual work) and the broadcaster model does map to the internet (dialogue not message)

grass roots and top down dont help here - where just getting interference throughout - and the current leaders or 'wave riders' (skype/kazza) - expect project venice to be another short term splash to which we'll watch the ripples for years to come.

Tim says:

But these are not paradymn shifts. Is the market only ever going to make these tatical moves or realy go for something socially strategic. Or is that the role of government. Let the people vote or blog or make a video about it..

"The net changes the power law of the media curve. If you look at relative popularity on the web, using something like Technorati, you get a power curve that goes all the way down gradually, to the bottom where you see pages that got just a single click. If you look at popularity in the "real" worldbest-selling books, or top musicthe power curve drops like a stone from a very high level. That's because in order to get a book published, or a piece of music recorded, you have to convince somebody that you're going to sell a million copies. You end up in a zero-sum game, where people pour enormous resources into being the number one, because number two is only half as good. The promise of the net is that the power of all those little links can outweigh the power of the top ten."

Kevin Marks. [Via]

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Preserve the Internet Standards for Net Neutrality

This all comes down to production, distribution and design, which are ultimated managed by 3 sectors:-

* Manufacturing
* Communications
* Networks

How to work with these sectors has yet to be mastered, or perhaps that's the issue, to control or not to control.Credits. But what we should be aware of is the lack of free space:

The body, landscape, time all progressively disappear as scenes. And the same for public space: the theater of the social and theater of politics are both reduced more and more to a large soft body with many heads. Advertising in its new...dimension invades everything, as public space (the street, monument, market, scene) disappears. It realizes, or, if one prefers, it materializes in all its obscenity; it monopolizes public life in its exhibition... It is our only architecture today: great screens on which are reflected atoms, particles, molecules in motion. Not a public scene or true public space but gigantic spaces of circulation, ventilation and ephemeral connections." Jean Baudrillard, "The Ecstasy of Communication" in The Anti-Aesthetic, ed. Hal Foster (Port Townsend, WA; Bay Press, 1983), pp. 129-130. [via:]

Without this public space, innovation will cease; free will becomes free labour.

Business follows meaning, but meaning follows creativity. Start there and we'll have an open future.
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