Looks like Yahoo and Reuters are getting into the ‘citizen journalism’ game – though we’ll have to wait and see what this actually turns into.
via The Register
Yahoo! and Reuters are creating a website to collect video and photos taken by readers.
The site is called You Witness and will be available from tomorrow here.
Initially, the service will provide stills and video media for the Yahoo! website, but from early next year the content will be offered to other Reuters customers. Yahoo! is still deciding how punters will be paid if their photos are sold on. Most existing services split the proceeds 50:50.
If you’ve been thinking “wouldn’t it be great to have something like YouTube but with high quality video” then think no more.
Zudeo by Azureus promises just that.
They’ve been growing on our dining room table …
Bound for the Cleveland School Craft Fair. Wouldn’t you want to pin one of these to your jacket ?
I like clouds as a visual tool. Quintura clouds help you search – roll over a cloud element to see sub clouds. Quintura.com
Where is Internet advertising going ? Look to the UK:
Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and it is expected to account for as much as 14 percent of overall advertising spending this year, according to media buying agencies.
That is the highest level in the world, and more than double the U.S. percentage.
Full story here.
Our recent panel discussion on Work-Life balance sparked a lot of interesting discussion. This story in the Christian Science Monitor looks at what they call Extreme Jobs…
Although workaholics have always existed, their image has been glamorized. Today’s overachievers are cast as “road warriors and masters of the universe,” says Sylvia Ann Hewlett, president of the Center for Work-Life Policy in New York. Yet despite their impressive financial rewards, those burning this midnight oil face challenges. Warning that their pace is not sustainable, Dr. Hewlett says, “There’s a lot of risk attached. The fallout in private lives is huge.” In addition, women are being left behind because many cannot put in 70-hour weeks.
9am, Dec 3, 2006
From the New York Times via the International Herald Tribune:
I suspect that even some of our more enlightened smokers will be surprised to learn that cigarette smoke is radioactive, and that these odd fears spilling from a poisoned KGB man may be molehills compared to our really big cancer mountains.
Riding the Sunrise Lift, Cypress Mountain.
9am, Dec 1, 2006