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After Social Networks, what next?

This is an interesting Guardian report on an event hosted by the Said Business School in Oxford on Monday night. Some US entreprenuers spoke to a packed house with speakers including top execs from Paypal, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.

‘Ram Shriram, a founding board member of Google and one of the search giant’s first investors, pointed discussion in a different direction. “Combining social and mobile – there is a new wave of oppportunities coming up, a growth of users, so mobile internet is clearly the next major computing cycle. And this time this didn’t start in the US, but in Asia and Europe from where it is going to the US,” he said.’

social radio

blipping marvelous, it launched in May ’08 and exploded this August.  blip.fm from Fuzz Artists, Inc is one vision of social radio.  Radio from the bottom up not top down.  When things are turned on their head the world can seem upside down, a revolution is taking place.

Radio listeners are being courted 1Kbit at a time via the web & the mobile web.  My colleague Dean Whitbread explains blip.fm here (and I will not try to repeat his text here) and Mark Ramsey of Mercury Media Research shows a mobile vision of social radio here.  coupled with efforts by radio’s vanguard like Rick OShea on RTE 2FM, who is using twitter & blogs to enhance the channels with listeners both on & off air,  social radio is sparking and it is resonating with audience and by passing the powers that be.

Below are some of my blipped tracks.  One thing I can add about blip, it’s lean forward & lean back radio, very clever.  To discuss this more meet me in Kilkenny Sept 27th 2008 at podcamp ireland where I hope to demo the PSP version of ilikeradio player.

ustream or not to stream?

doop have been broadcasting Tattersall’s bloodstock auctions for over 5 years using the Realmedia Platform and for this year’s September Yearling sale we tried something different. Why?

Well, we wanted to try out ustream.tv, an FLV live streaming service. This service is a major advance on streaming with only a 1 or 2 second video delay on the live event – as opposed to the 50 second delay delivered by older technologies. What was the outcome?

Well it worked – and beautifully. This prestigious bloodstock sale was broadcast to international vendors and buyers in almost realtime – allowing them to practically participate in the sale and keep a close eye on the action.

The sale was broadcast live for 72 hours over a three days from Ratoath in Co. Meath. As well as the video broadcast we provided audio only feeds of the sale for an audience of 128 listeners, increasing to 512 on demand.

doop, through Talking Voices (our podcasting services division in Ireland) have facilitated conference podcasting for many Irish events. By providing podcasts of conferences and seminars, event managers are able to open up the conference content to both delegates and potential attendees unable to attend due to geographical restrictions. Now by using a FLV live streaming service we can provide LIVE views of the conference to a larger audience. Talk to us for more information.