Press Pause Play

‘The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.

But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era’

Lots more over at PressPausePlay


My Digital Identity

As Jamie Hewlett states in that Times online advert, it’s all about the internet these days. This is where you can find me:

Twitter: @JustPressPlay_

I’m a massive fan of Twitter. I don’t really see it as a social network, I just see it as a huge information tool. I regularly use the following analogy when describing the service to non-users; It’s your own personal newspaper, you follow the people/businesses/bands/brands/whatever that you are interested in and you’ll glean a whole range of info.

It really comes into its own when there’s something major going on; Take the recent riots that happened on our very doorstep. The tweeting done by the local community gave a real insight into what was happening on the streets (Don’t get me started on the whole ‘lets blame twitter’ for the riots business. You can’t blame technology for what happened, what would happen if you did ban twitter? Ban mobile phones as well? Ludicrous).

It’s certainly not perfect, there are way too many people who endlessly retweet anything they have done of any merit, people who feel the need to fill you in on the minutiae of their every day life. But that’s what the follow/unfollow button is for.

I posted up this blog earlier in the week, Why Twitter Is Not Just For Twats, I’ll end this by quoting the last paragraph

Hating Twitter seems perverse. It is like hating the future, the truth, the mighty river of information that we all swim in, like it or not. And despite what the Twitter refuseniks will tell you, those 140 characters give you plenty of room to say something. Just as long as you have something to say.

Read the full article on Behyped.

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