Jan. 31st, 2010

thermalsatsuma: (Default)
thermalsatsuma: (Default)
[Error: unknown template video]
We were on the telly!
thermalsatsuma: (Default)
I was aching this morning, although I suspect that that has more to do with walking round Leeds yesterday than any lingering side effects of my arsenic overdose. Still, I soon perked up after a walk in the woods and mushrooms on crumpets for breakfast. Yum.

The rest of the day was spent working on a TMA question for T175 which conveniently enough asked me to compare and contrast coverage of a news event between traditional broadcast media and the internet. It just so happens that the ten23 event yesterday fitted the bill nicely and I was even able to include the actual tv news report that I was analysing by copying it off my trusty Topfield and converting it to mpg format to go on Youtube.

I was thinking this afternoon that this sort of protest, and other twitter storms and flash mobs, simply wouldn't have had the same impact even as recently as a couple of years ago. By being able to upload easily available pictures and videos while something is actually happening the news can spread a lot faster than if you have to wait for half a day to see maybe 30 seconds worth of tv coverage on the local news.

I am really enjoying the convergence between my academic studies and things that are actually relevant to current events right now.
thermalsatsuma: (Default)
[Error: unknown template video]
The alternative view


thermalsatsuma: (Default)

September 2010


Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:19 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios