SiliconValleyWatcher has published a great in-depth profile of new CNET News.com Chief Dan Farber:
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a media professional for decades, or how young or old you are, understanding the changes going on in the media industry comes from experiencing it first hand. You can see what I like to call the “trajectory of ideas” in the mediasphere, how media is consumed and shared.
And it is that understanding that Dan Farber brings to his new job, as editor-in-chief of News.com, one of the first online news organizations.
Have you upgraded to WordPress 2.5 yet?
Around half of the blogs I write on are now upgraded and I was wondering who else had upgraded.
There are various reasons to upgrade, but just as many good reasons to not upgrade.
Flickr has launched its long awaited video feature, and it’s an interesting addition. First of all, all videos are limited to 90 seconds, and secondly, only pro users can upload videos (everyone can view and embed them though). Why is that?
Well, the idea is to look at video as photos moving, which goes very well with the Flickr approach, something that is pushed on the Flickr blog launch post, no doubt to shut up the criticism. 90 second video is one thing, but limiting to pro users only? I expect people to react, or just go to YouTube, because of that.
Pro is $25/year, by the way. I found the need for it when I was in Japan since I uploaded too many photos, but that’s a completely different story.
What do you think? 90 second videos, will that take off for anyone not being a hardcore Flickr user?