Recent Brilliant Things

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Remiss of me, I know, but I’ve been posting at Brilliant Noise without linking here. 

So, here are three things I just have to post here too: 

Working out workflows

Right now there’s a couple of workflow projects I’m tinkering with, in the hope of not just getting more done, but more of what I want done.

Leaving the the laptop at home

I haven’t managed to do it yet, but this is about trying to use my iPad as a laptop replacement. My backpack is ridiculously heavy, and while it is a small triumph of The North Face baggage engineering the temptation is always to fill all of the useful little pockets so that I am never without everything I might possibly need to establish a mobile office. Travelling light is definitely not my style.

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Google channels content strategy


This post is by way of a test for Blogsy – the iPad blog editor app… bear with me…

Matt Locke on “Is YouTube a TV channel?”:

There are so many competing strategies on Youtube right now that comparisons like this are not hugely revealing, but there do seem to be three kinds of channels emerging:

  • Talent-led channels – broadly music based, views driven by organic search, very few uploads
  • Broadcast-led channels – linked to existing TV shows/channels, lots of uploads, (mainly clips), views largely driven by organic search, but few subscribers
  • Youtube-native channels – lots of subscribers, lots of uploads, most traffic driven by links within the Youtube platform

It's a welcome analysis of a platform that could be said to have grown but not yet evolved and his post is worth reading in full.

The Guardian recently put Sergey Brin at number in its Media 100 as “past year has seen Google morph from being a search portal into a content and hardware company.”