business & innovation

Festival of socially powered media in the post-broadcast era

Over the 2nd and 3rd of July the 2gether08 festival in London will look at how ideas and popular technology interact. The event is a forum that looks at improving our lives through digital media. Those presenting or developing ideas in the sessions at 2gether08 can take advantage of potential investment from 4IP’s £50 million fund.

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Internet Statistics Compendium


A comprehensive compilation of internet statistics and online market research with data, facts, charts, and figures.

Our latest version contains numerous updates including new data on social media, blogging, email, search marketing and mobile.

The guide has been collated from information available to the public, which we have aggregated together in one place to help you quickly find the internet statistics you need, to help make your pitch or internal report up to date.

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A creative collective - training discounts for web and print design

Want authorized Adobe training? Want a training provider accredited to ISO:9001? Want to work with Chinwag’s training partner? Want all this at a 10% discount for being a Chinwag reader? Find out how you can benefit.

Mekon Creatives, the leading training and recruitment provider to the design and creative industries is teaming up with Chinwag - a creative partnership of sorts.

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BBC News Interactive moves centre-stage

In the words of Pete Clifton, the BBC’s head of News Interactive: “Online now drives tv content”.

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MeasurementCamp III: This time it's frameworks

Now on it's third installment, I finally managed to escape the office for a couple of hours to attend Measurement Camp III. Sadly, I was concentrating too much to take much in the way of notes, but various people have promised to write up the information on the Measurement Camp wiki, under pain of Will getting grumpy ;-)

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Channel 4 marries learning with social media

Channel 4’s promise? To strengthen their connection with young audiences by embracing mulitple platforms and devoting £6 million of their budget to higher risk projects.

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Pics and audio from Chinwag Live: Micro Media Maze

Everything went micro, at the latest Chinwag Live event, Micro Media Maze. Well, that's not including the panel who, by all accounts, had a lot to say for themselves.

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Bringing together creatives, change-makers and innovators from a wide range of fields to explore collborative technologies and find out how we can use them to solve the greatest challenges facing society today...

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Date: 2 July 2008
Location: Rochelle School, UK

How's the internet feeling today?

“We Feel Fine” was an inspired project from artist and internet technologist Jonathan Harris at the Thinking Digital conference in Newcastle last week. Photos of childhood scrapbooks, oil paintings and sketches from travels were the intro to his presentation, one that took an alternative approach to creative thinking.

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When servers explode

254968866_c428565cb5_m.jpgIf you were trying to reach any of Chinwag's websites over the weekend, please accept our apologies if you ran into any problems.

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Thinking Digital’s northern delights….

The north east has always been a hotbed of economic activity. Since it’s glory days as an industrial heavy weight it’s been a centre of economic enterprise, one way or another. Today the North-East’s new identity as a knowledge-led, high-end technology hub is attracting industry talent.

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The first 88 days of Digital Pulse

88 days ago, Chinwag launched the Digital Pulse, a confidence index for the digital industry.

Why did we do it? What's happened so far?

Early days...

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Alchemy in the micro media maze

Micromedia makes my life better. For one thing – I don’t have to take comprehensive notes at Chinwag events, because there’s always the trusty podcast :-) So I spent most of this event using my more evolved faculties of listening and thinking. Amen to that!

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Online publishing past its peak?

According to The Association of Online Publishers’ (AOP) annual census of revenue growth, online publishing is predicted to be down by 20% this year with a forecasted growth of 31% compared to 52% in 2007.

Despite this forecasted dip, online publishing still fared well compared to business growth in other sectors which is predicted to be 8% for 2008.

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