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The time has come

It was the summer of 2005 when I decided to quit my last job. I was working as a web journalist at Sydsvenskan at the time. I’d been to Lawrence, Kansas, and written a report together with Andreas Ekström about how a successful local student site could be run. Now I was doing some temp…

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Disruption through low margins

For a long time, I’ve been writing about technology as the main source of disruption in the media industry. Yesterday I started thinking that perhaps I’ve been wrong. Technology plays a part, but perhaps it’s a factor rather than the main cause. The most disruptive thing must be people that don’t play with the same…

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Good Old x TEDx

Before the summer, I had the privilege of being part of the first TEDx event in Sweden. I got a five minute slot to ramble about an idea I had, about the importance of ‘connectivity’ over ‘proximity’. Make sure you don’t miss the other videos from the event either – a lot of inspiring stuff.

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Illegal downloads and social media

Don’t worry about the gratuitous use of the word “illegal” before the word “download”, that’s just a generation thing. Like saying “social” before “media”. – JP Rangaswami One short quote from an article that has about ten, equally quotable, paragraphs that should be read, and re-read.

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On the payment of news

Through Per-Åke I find a really interesting article written by Jeff Sonderman. You should definitely read all of it, but the key paragraph is this one: “Consumers couldn’t care less how much it costs to produce a product, be it news, clothing or cars. They don’t inspect your production facility and balance sheets to determine…

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Worth thinking about

From Gareth Kay: Given this volume of content generation, is our usual strategy of ‘build it and they will come’ one that holds water? Isn’t it time we thought better about how we might swim with, rather than against this, tide? Think more smartly about how we bring online and offline marketing together as one…

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Moving Images, a (very) brief summary

Yesterday, I was at the Moving Images conference in Malmö. I won’t review it as it wouldn’t come out as well as I would like it to. But I will say this: it’s was so refreshing to hear new ideas from new people, but themed around the concepts that relate to what I do. So…

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The future of internet consulting

As a part of Moving Images blog relay, a few selected bloggers will be writing about future scenarios within their line of work. I’m taking over from PM Nilsson at Newsmill who wrote about the future of journalism yesterday. In contrast I thought I wouldn’t write about media for once, but about the line of…

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New blogs at Good Old

My new colleague Jonas Carlsson has started a new blog here at Good Old. It’s in Swedish, but so interesting that all of you that don’t speak it should grab a language course. It’s called Good Old Think and takes up the business and sociological side of the web. Same thing goes for my other…

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