At TV Unfestival

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I’m in Edinburgh today for the TV Unfestival, an unconference about TV, as an adjunct to the Media Guardian TV Festival.

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Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007

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Coverage of this year’s Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007 and the Media Guardian International TV Festival will appear across both tbites.com and – where the topic is on digital media – mediabites.com. Stay tuned…

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Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007

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Coverage of this year’s Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007 and the Media Guardian International TV Festival will appear across both tbites.com and – where the topic is on digital media – mediabites.com. Stay tuned…

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iPhone hacked

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Now for all networks it seems…

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Brunch Bites 1.5 networking event

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NEXT EVENT: Brunch Bites 1.5 (BETA)

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

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The Dana Centre
165 Queen’s Gate
South Kensington
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The nearest underground station is Gloucester Road, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

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What is Brunch Bites?

Work in digital media, marketing, music, mobile or “Web 2.0”? Working in or on a startup?

Brunch Bites is a new “salon” style event built around discussion and open networking over good coffee.

Your host is blogger and journalist Mike Butcher, of mbites.com and publisher of Bites Media, new ‘mini network’ of blogs:

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• Brunch Bites is about business, debate, discussion and ideas

• You can also pitch your company but be prepared to debate/discuss it

Who is the perfect Brunch Bites attendee?

• Tech startups / entrepreneurs

• Digital Creatives / Designers

• Developers

• Bloggers in the Tech / digital media/marketing

• VCs

• Angels investors

• Journalists

• Analysts / researchers / academics

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MashupCamp Dublin

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Are you a developer with a strong interest in taking something like Yahoo Maps and mashing it together with your Salesforce.com data to come up with some cool new innovative Web-based application? Or, are you thinking of building something unique and interesting on top of the application programming interfaces (APIs) from Amazon.com and Eventful.com? Check out MashupCamp in Dublin Sept 12-13.

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Virtual worlds open for marketing

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Brands buying advertising space inside virtual worlds are free to do so in the UK, since the Advertising Standards Authority state that only ads in the 'public realm' – for example, those placed on a virtual billboard – would fall within its remit. In other words there are basically no restrictions.

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Will closed social networking kill off User Generated Content?

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I just need to blog this while it’s still in my head. I’m sure others have come to the same conclusion in a more erudite manner, and posted longer pieces. But I’m starting to wonder if the “User Generated Content” revolution, which was supposed to be taking over the world somewhere around about now, may not hit the heights it was predicted to. Why? Because social networking could well take over from where content creation left off. Ok, that is a massive generalisation. Of course that won’t happen for all demographics all of the time. But think about it. Even the biggest bloggers of the last 2 years – Robert Scoble, Loic Le Meur etc – are now producing almost as much content and getting possibly more interaction inside social networks than they did out on the wild-web or blogosphere. Of course, I’m referring in large part to the enormous pull of Facebook right now. But I’m also thinking that it’s specifically proprietary social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter, which are not open platforms in the way blogs were, that will have this effect. We all have a limited amount of time. If the former Live Journal member or Blogspot Blogger switches to Facebook, then they are going to spend a lot of the time which they used to create content now socially networking (writing on walls, checking mini-feeds, staling people’s statuses etc). I’ll try and add more to this later…

UPDATE: I added more in my comment below.

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Facebook still running ads on racist groups

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Adverts continue to appear beside far-right and racist groups on Facebook despite major advertisers pulling their campaigns following revelations that their brands were appearing alongside such groups.

First Direct, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Halifax, AA, and Prudential have already pulled their ads after finding they were appearing next to the far-right BNP party, following a story broken by New Media Age this week.

But research by tbites has found that adverts continue to appear alongside groups associated with the BNP, including the groups BNP – People Just like you making a difference, Old-Fashioned Fascists and Vote BNP and Save The World.

In each case the advert in question is for Searchanything.co.uk, an affiliate advertising search engine run by Advertising.com International Ltd, the UK subsidiary of US-based Advertising.com Inc, one of the world’s largest interactive advertising network. There is no suggestion that Advertising.com is aware that their adverts are appearing beside these groups. In all likelihood there is an automated script making these ads appear which Facebook appears not to have taken down.

BNP
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Facebook still running ads on racist groups

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Adverts continue to appear beside far-right and racist groups on Facebook despite major advertisers pulling their campaigns following revelations that their brands were appearing alongside such groups.

First Direct, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Halifax, AA, and Prudential have already pulled their ads after finding they were appearing next to the far-right BNP party, following a story broken by New Media Age this week.

But research by tbites has found that adverts continue to appear alongside groups associated with the BNP, including the groups BNP – People Just like you making a difference, Old-Fashioned Fascists and Vote BNP and Save The World.

In each case the advert in question is for Searchanything.co.uk, an affiliate advertising search engine run by Advertising.com International Ltd, the UK subsidiary of US-based Advertising.com Inc, one of the world’s largest interactive advertising network. There is no suggestion that Advertising.com is aware that their adverts are appearing beside these groups. In all likelihood there is an automated script making these ads appear which Facebook appears not to have taken down.

BNP
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