links for 2009-12-14
by Martin Belam, 14 December 2009
"We live in a world saturated with stories, then one day along came the web and suddenly anyone could design, write for and contribute to a mass of websites, and storytelling got lost in the mix. This needn’t be the case though. Storytelling is the most powerful way of organising and communicating information so it lends itself nicely to the web, we just have to think of more appropriate ways of telling stories online and this can be achieved in several ways."
"Cadmus is a real time filtering service that manages your stream (Twitter, FriendFeed and RSS) by displaying the most relevant content since the last time you checked in. It helps you get caught up on what you have missed."
"In the end, it comes down to what the media want to fight for, and how they want to appear to the outside world. Will they rally around the BBC, who have deleted an investigative report into Trafigura and toxic waste dumping under legal pressure; or will they instead demand the right to print photos of a golfer's @£#!?"
"When the BBC's Director-General Mark Thompson and the British Library's Chief Executive Lynne Brindley add their signatures later today to a Memorandum of Understanding, it'll mark a major new chapter in the relationship between these two remarkable and very British institutions."