Tag: Social media

The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker (good read related to my Digital Obesity meme)

Interesting point below; yet I think of unplugging more like scheduling a diet – just having a few days where you eat less, and get hungry again… The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker That is why, I think, the Day of Unplugging is such a strange thing. Those who unplug ...

New video: Infotrends Sao Paulo 2013: the Future of Media, Content, Advertising (Keynote by Gerd Leonhard, Portuguese subtitles)

This is a pretty nice recording and it shows that I really enjoy speaking to Brazilian audiences – check it out!  You can view the original video here.   Please note: only the short intro is in Portuguese – the rest is in English.  Download the slides here. UPDATE August 19th: new ...

Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 2: the cashless society, 3D printers and piracy, mobile devices as external brains …and more

So here is part 2 of my Guide to Disruption, continued from points 1-7 last week, here. Update: download the PDF with all 3 posts: Gerd’s Guide to Disruption 2013 Before I dive in, this is a key point to remember: because of global technology-fueled empowerment (hopefully not enslavement😉 and the ...

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media – and what it means for NGOs (MustRead :)

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media – and what it means for NGOs *MustRead 🙂. Great piece on how social media is changing NGOs and NPOs and the entire business of donations. MUST READ. Key point: re-defining contributions:)) When organizations emphasize financial donations as the primary means of support, they may be doing ...

Special Report with Stowe Boyd: Social TV and The Second Scree. Plus: Media Futures Collaboration with Stowe

I am happy to anounce the release of a special report that my colleague Stowe Boyd has recently written, Social TV and The Second Screen, developed cooperatively by his company 'Work Talk Research' and  The Futures Agency, as part of an ongoing series on the future of media. You can ...

Cloud-based music streaming trends: told you so!

From a new eMarketer post (and related report), here are some interesting snippets: "In a sign of how important online streaming and subscription music services have become to the recording industry, trade publication Billboard recently updated its weekly Hot 100 song chart to include data from Spotify, Slacker, ...

New video: MIDEM Academy 2012: Making a living with music in a digital world

This is the complete video of my presentation at MIDEM 2012 (Midem Academy), courtesy of https://www.midem.com/ and https://blog.midem.com/  touching on topics such as the future of music in a digital, social and networked society, the need for a public music license, why mobile is first, using social media to promote ...

Good read: Brands Want Content Curator Jobs | Digiday

Brands are publishers, the people formerly known as consumers can go direct. Welcome to the networked society;) Brands Want Content Curator Jobs | Digiday "There’s little doubt that brands can amass sizable audiences of their own nowadays. Show me a chief marketing officer who isn’t interested in an owned, earned, paid media ...

Here is a good way to read my tweets (using Twylah)

Twylah is a cool tool for sorting and reading tweets. Related articles "I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I've…" (futureof.biz) Get the free PDF of my Music 2.0 book – just pay with a tweet or Facebook post! (mediafuturist.com)

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