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Dear blog,

My posts are at a mere trickle these days… It’s not that I don’t love you… It’s just that you end up at the bottom of a very long list full of other lists. Regardless, I have decided to feed you some clips of things what I like. I hope you enjoy.

The Rethink Scholarship advert is also amazing… Well worth a watch.


I love it. The low-fi vibe clashing with tech. Nice work… For a viral campaign!

*UPDATE* It seems I’m not the only one questioning Fred & Shazza. The Museum Of Hoaxes have written about it too: linky

Hello all, sorry for my disgusting lack of updates on this blog. I once again realise that this seems to be somewhat of a trend of mine, in fact I think I will always start my blog posts with an apology of some kind… You know… Just to be on the safe side.

I’m really interested in a collection of Youtube videos by a user called ‘FredSpencerpu’. Now somebody linked me to one of their videos, which then turned out to be on the top ten video viral chart. It’s doing huge numbers and immediately sparked my interest.

At this point it’s worth me saying that I haven’t gotten to the bottom of whether this is a clever, clever piece of comedy Youtube material, or for real. Either way, for me, this is some brilliant online content that I am enjoying by the bucket load.

Somehow I can imagine a comedy drama series coming off of the back of this, but I’m pretty sure I’m wrong.

What do you guys think? Anybody know anymore?

I realise that my last Multiplatform link dump was also (prematurely) called Jan ’08, hence the pt 2.

There are going to be quite a lot of links, but there are some crackers in here so I hope you enjoy them. Interesting things are afoot already this year and I am witnessing first hand the increase in appetite for ARG’s specifically within the UK broadcasting industry. I feel very lucky indeed to be able to be a part of this and all I can say is that this year is going to have some stunning projects hitting the market.

Cloverfield still Cloverfield still 2

J J Abrams is once again bringing his flavour of conspiracy, intrigue and mystery to audiences worldwide with Cloverfield. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following his breadcrumbs across the internet although I still haven’t seen the actual movie. It’s amazing how much this has had an impact on the broadcasting industry and their interest in using some of the same tools to build around their own projects. Of course, I hope to be playing a role within implementing these ideas!!

OK, onto the link dump, I hope you enjoy.

“Alternate Reality Business” makes annual “Top 20 Breakthrough Ideas” List
Hmmm, maybe there is gold in them there ARG hills? Jane Mcgonigal once again writes a great article with links to her report on how ARG’s can benefit business.
QNX PocketGeek – Home
I love this little Flash coedy game type thingy… Hmm, I get zero points for that description!
Fight Amongst Yourselves on Outquib
Outquib is an upcoming site that lets you debate or voice your cause, rally up other users around the topic, and see where things go.
MySpaceTV Signs the BBC
MySpaceTV is officially going global, with a new deal with BBC. Hallelujah for that!
Cloverfield is Out — What Now?
A great break down of what is going on with Cloverfield in the ARG world. Great links as well.
JJ Abrams Enables One CMU Professor To Check Off An Item On His Own Personal Bucket List!
It’s 2:48am as find this, all because I watched the videos you’ll find within. A truly great watch. Randy Pausch is a legend. Very touching and inspiring.
Website with the editorial controlled by a young team of editors aged between 13-18. Nice design too. Music, writing and culture collide. Makes me feel old though… Grrrr.
Ruby Pseudo Wants a Word: Tribe Talking
Ruby Pseudo is my favourite non TV/Online focused blog. Always great insight, perfect resource when trying to keep up to date with teen trends. This post is about ‘Teen tribes’, from a teenagers point of view, how the different people in London can be defined b the fashion and the area they live… The Tribe hey are part of.
The Slowskys
Love the stop frame animation style web design – kind of like a cross between steam punk and Pee Wee Herman!
Looks like an amazing agency. Great design, had fun looking around here.
YouTube – kungfu bunny 2
Nice piece of work. Live action and animation.
New video blogging site. I now have an invite and will be looking to have a go soon, keep your eyes out for me!
White Dwarf – Flash Game
Fantsatic Flash game!! Love it.
xavierenigma’s next physics game
Very simple physics based flash game (not really a game, more of a tech demo really). – showcasing the best in independent games.
Games games games!!
How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days
Thanks again to Phil. Great link.… Flash Mobbing with food?
I like this, I’m not sure whether it has the same scope as other instalation based stunts, but Its original.
The Multiplatform Game
I’m a bit slow on the uptake! Great blog with tons of great stuff in it all multiplatform focused. Brilliant.
BBC iPlayer bags 1m users in festive season
Thanks for this link Phil! iPlayer is steaming ahead… And lets be honest, it is very very good.
My run is a videogame — wanna play with me?
I’ve a few friends that got themselves Nike+ running gear for xmas, Jane Mcgonigal writes about her experience with it and how she thinks it would make a great ARG. I totally agree, with the success of the Nintendo Wii we can see that people want to play.
Sock Master’s Video Game Controller Family Tree
The evolution of the videogame controller.
Vinyl Sleeve Heads
I’ve seen a few iterations of this concept for a while but I like it.
Big Think – We Are What You Think
Youtube for brainy people?

I got so excited that BBC’s iPlayer is finally up and running on my Mac, that I thought I’d see what the rest of the web has to offer right now in regards to video content. There are plenty of big players out there all trying to gain their ‘piece’ of online broadcasting real estate and below is a list of links to what I feel are some of the best in hosting content and allowing users to upload their own… er… content.

What is interesting is how many of them have already been bought or are part of major broadcasting corporations, again showing how much this area of the Internet is growing. The Guardian reported that 16-24 year olds are spending 12 hours (on average) a week online which is up 1 hour on last years figures. So after they they have watched 11 hours of porn, they obviously have some time for ‘other’ video content! With viewers moving fluidly between TV broadcasts and online broadcasts and the convergence of their delivery (I already have friends that view the Internet via their PS3 watching content from the Internet on their TV) it’s not surprising that so many corporations are increasing their visibility and fighting for an audience.

Here is also a great blog post from ‘read write web’ giving an Internet TV review of 2007.

Enjoy my gift of linkage…