Andy on Twitter

  • Love this... ,
  • Like how McKinsey frames culture and behaviour together. ,
  • Fed Up with Super Rugby games stopages for criminal investigations. Equaly tired of thuggery ,
  • Quarter final super rugby and the stadium looks pretty empty. Sad state of super rugby in AU,
  • Agree with Mark - don't get it. Don't need to be reminded that my sandwich was a beauty chook. ,
  • I just published “The Cannes Conundrum” ,
  • Church in London has a little cafe in the entrance serving Allpress coffee. How good is that. God and coffee to go. ,
  • That flight to London is one epic trip. Thanks for an enjoyable flight.,
  • Must read for all marketers... ,
  • ... instead correlate TV to commercial outcomes, not online viewing ,
  • ... but buying TV so people watch you on YouTube while trying to sell Tide... that's more than strange ... ,
  • Another reason TV is so important a part of the Mix - spillover into online engagement ... ,
  • Well that's a change. Might be better to focus on the tech stuff though. And the need for lots of it. ,
  • Some beautiful coffee kit here... ,
  • Further evidence that the IRB are nearly as out of touch with rugby performance as the ARU ,
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Rivers Of News To Go

Dave Winer’s notion of “Rivers Of News” gets picked-up in The Guardian – a good overall summary of a powerful concept.

“As the name suggests, it’s a simple idea. Each news item arrives in plain text and consists of a date and time, a headline, and usually one sentence…

New items arrive when they are posted, and old ones are automatically deleted to make room. You can dip into the river whenever you like, and click on any headline to get the full story from the original site…

… As Winer commented on his blog: “Predictable backlash from people who say that reading news on a BlackBerry is nothing new, they’ve been doing it for years. I’m sure they have, and people were listening to MP3s on Macs and PCs before podcasting, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a turning point for audio on the Internet.”

Dave is right – and this concept is different in its inherent simplicity and speed. Rivers are reverse chronologies, like weblogs. Current offerings attempt to transport the desktop to the device, are typically slowed by ads and other crap, and are an amalgamation of links that force you to keep on soaking-up bandwidth and minutes. “Rivers Of News” work. Current approaches don’t.

Also, take a look at the NTTimes new mobile site.

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