Video killed the radio star :-)

I must say there are some things that I am not sorry to say goodbye too….the British soap tv series are such a bore… what a waste of time, all those 1000s of people just sitting there 3-4 times a week vegetating their life away in front of the tv… good!

“Today EastEnders (the famous British soap) is menaced by something far more dangerous than a rival show and way deadlier than any serial killer dreamed up in a script meeting: the digital revolution that’s wreaking global havoc in industries as diverse as broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, film and music. Challenged by technologies that allow anyone to read news, watch TV or listen to music on a bedroom computer (or to make these things oneself for consumption by other people on the same computer), these businesses are frantically scrambling to reinvent themselves. EastEnders must now fight for an audience not just with other terrestrial channels but with cable and satellite stations, while younger Brits spend more and more of their time trawling online sites like YouTube and Facebook. Mark Byford, the BBC’s deputy director general and the Corporation’s head of journalism, says there’s a noticeable “falling away” of large swathes of TV viewers who are “under 35 and especially under 25.” The BBC derives 78.5% of its $8.5 billion income from an annual license fee of $275 payable by any household equipped to receive TV; in return, it’s obliged to cater to all ages and socio-economic groups. “In a world of fragmentation, a world of more choice, of a revolution in how people are accessing content, one of our big, big challenges is to hold that reach,” Byford says. Read more….

Blogging and digital cocktail parties..?.

What do you think? I really think this analogy is a bit of an over exaggeration, digital cocktail parties indeed, can someone or something digital throw a piña colada in my direction please… 😉

“Yesterday the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) presented a number of recommendations on how to improve data privacy at Social Networking Sites (SNS) at the eChallenges conference in The Hague. These networks were like digital cocktail parties, at which one met many people, partook of copious amounts of alcohol and after which one was liable to wake up with a terrible hangover the next day, ENISA writes in its first detailed position paper (PDF file).” Read more…

Software Universe Barcelona

I’m going to be presenting at HP’s Software Universe in Barcelona end of November. I will be talking about HP’s ISSM framework for Information Security Management. (ISSM stands for Information Security Systems Management.) This is a new concept developed of which I am part of the team in formalizing -just as we did with ITIL using ITSM- the process of information security management. So see you there, if are planning to come. Should be fun!

Does your online history matter?

Do you agree with this?

“I just celebrated my ten-year blogging anniversary. I started blogging when I was 19, and before that, I regularly posted to public mailing lists, message boards, and Usenet. I grew up with this technology, and I’m part of the generation that should be embarrassed by what we posted. But I’m not—those posts are part of my past, part of who I am…..”

Read more of this posting from danah boyd. It is another and extremely interesting viewpoint on the issue of how our reputation could be influenced by our online activities, particularly when it refers to today’s teenagers and what they want to achieve tomorrow. Reading this I wonder if it is us, are we -my generation and older- just too inhibited by society norms… and the online social networking space is just throwing these to the wind! Maybe it’s a good thing?

Class distinctions online

Does anyone really believe this?

Facebook users tend to be more affluent, with its users skewing towards households earning over $60,000 per year, while MySpace users skew toward lower income levels, with 12% more of its users earning under $60,000 per year. Using the psychographic system Mosaic to track U.S. Internet users, it’s clear that there’s a class distinction between users of the two social networks. Facebook’s most predominant group of visitors in Mosaic is “affluent suburbia,” a group that Mosaic describes as “the wealthiest households in the U.S., living in exclusive suburban neighborhoods enjoying the best that life has to offer.” The predominant group for MySpace, on the other hand, is “struggling societies,” or households that are primarily single parent, single income, raising families on lower incomes and tight budgets. Read more…