Every December going back to 2004, I’ve done an end-of-year review of the top Internet technology trends. This is my sixteenth year doing this, but the…
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Dear subscribers, Bad news first: I’ve decided to end paid subscriptions to Cybercultural. Despite your generous support, unfortunately I haven’t been …
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There’s growing evidence that the Web 2.0 ‘Long Tail’ theory is a bust for the online creative sector. Back in 2004, then Wired editor Chris Anderson t…
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Welcome back, Cybercultural subscribers! This week’s theme is how the virtual world is increasingly crossing over into the physical world. From James D…
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The theme of this week’s newsletter is 20th century cultural institutions trying to find their way in the digital-first 21st century. I’ll look at cult…
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Welcome to your weekly subscriber update. The theme this week is new forms of cultural content in the digital era. I’m not just talking about the obvio…
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Welcome to the first weekly subscriber newsletter in this new phase of Cybercultural. Today I’m debuting a fresh format for the subscriber emails. It’s…
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Dear subscribers, After much thought I’ve decided to make some adjustments to Cybercultural. I’m going to shift to one newsletter per week, which will …
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Happy Monday to you all! Today’s subscriber update covers streaming tv, visual innovation in music, online media M&A, and a wannabe Soundcloud competit…
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Radio takes the lead in today’s newsletter, but also note the second story about Spotify (also radio-related). Then my takes on two fascinating culture…
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In this third and final part of my audio vs text series, I examine where podcasts fit into the cultural content landscape. The thesis of this series is…
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Who can forget that image of LeBron James after JR Smith’s match-losing blunder in the NBA Finals 2018. Well that was also the reaction of Sports Illus…
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