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  • On The Record: The Last Remote
    The first TV remote control was created in 1950 and was a rather clunky device called the Lazy Bone. Limited to turning the set on and off and to changing ...
  • A Peek Beyond The Schedule?
    As the number of ways in which we can potentially view programming has multiplied, so have the conversations and questions about the impact of such behavior, and the rate at ...
  • Minimizing Measurement
    It's integral to human nature that we ask questions. Similarly, it's pretty much always the case that once an answer is supplied, it spawns yet more questions. It's part of ...
  • You've Got Video?
    An interesting conversational undercurrent seemed to be doing the rounds Monday at the Email Insider Summit amid the balmy groves of Captiva Island. Amid the various interchanges with various email ...
  • Mother, Wife, Businesswoman, Slave
    From the twenty year old student to the sixty-something retired ballet instructor this morning's panel of women showed us a remarkable and varied array of behaviors and attitudes as well ...
  • On The Record: The Great Disconnect
    It's in the nature of the media and communications industries that those employed in them spend inordinate amounts of time deeply immersed in its minutiae. The effort and intellectual capital ...
  • At A TV Screen Near You: Facebook And Twitter
    A number of people outside the media industries have told me recently of the noticeable increase in the number of old friends from high school or college who have connected ...
  • A Little Ray Of Sunshine
    While it's true to say we -- along with the rest of the world -- are in pretty dire economic straits right now (and likely will be for some time), ...
  • Streaming History
    In last week's column, I wrote about the possibility of President Obama's enabling a genuinely participatory democracy that would positively impact news media consumption. I also pontificated on the inevitability ...
  • Will Obama Be Good For Ratings?
    Looking back at the Presidential election and the levels of media consumption it generated, it's a pretty safe bet that next week's inauguration will set some records. Aside from the ...
  • On the Record: Hand-Me-Down Media
    As a general rule, we like to think of ourselves as individuals who make our own choices and decisions. Sure, we're informed by the factors around us, but, ultimately, we're ...
  • 'Tis the Season To Be Jolly
    And with that in mind, I feel the overwhelming need to cast off all gloomy thoughts of recessions, bailouts and what's happened to my net worth in the last few ...
  • Addressable Privacy?
    As we've moved ever-closer to the inevitable reality of marketing messages that are targeted at either the household or individual level across just about any communications platform, the issue of ...
  • Life After Retail?
    Something like 10 years ago, I remember sitting in a pub in London with a couple of friends discussing the promise of the then newly burgeoning Internet and postulating on ...
  • Convenience To Go
    When you think of media innovation, the harnessing of the latest technologies and the reinvention of business processes, you probably don't then think of pizzas (unless that kind of mental ...
  • Share Of Facebook: A Good Night For CNN, Facebook And America
    OK, so you may not agree with the last part of the title for this column, but that's fine, since this isn't about whether or not the right guy won ...
  • On the Record: Can Less Time Mean More?
    Pretty much however you choose to measure the time we spend with media - whether self-reported, metered, observed or some combination of these - the time the average person spends ...
  • The Other Electoral College
    It's commonly believed that this year the younger vote will turn out in greater numbers than in recent elections and deliver a commensurately greater impact. Many also believe, that this ...
  • Electoral Overdrive
    For those of us who get sucked in by elections and their coverage, election night itself is akin to the Superbowl without broadcast exclusivity. Instead of a private party hosted ...
  • All New "Sarah"
    This weekend, Sarah Palin once again demonstrated her media appeal when she helped Saturday Night Live reached its largest audience since 1994. This time it actually WAS Sarah Palin who ...
  • Switching Over -- Or Out?
    I don't know about you, but whenever I encounter those earnest ads that tell us all about the digital switchover and what we have to do to ensure continued service ...
  • The Cut And Paste Candidate
    No, it's not a disparaging reference to any one of the contenders in the current campaign, but to a project going on at Cornell University. Unlike much of the activity ...
  • Getting Them Young -- And Keeping Them
    With the Presidential debates well and truly underway, we are into the final stretch of an interminably long campaign for the White House, made at times to seem even longer ...
  • Featured RW&B Post: Debates Go Better With Facebook
    OK. Fresh from viewing the Obama McCain debate (in fairness the CNN post-debate analysis is still going strong on my TV) and once again the whole experience for me has ...
  • In The Red Corner, In The Blue Corner
    Tomorrow night promises to provide some great one-off TV in the shape of a vice-presidential debate that is likely to draw higher ratings than usual and that might actually matter ...
  • OMG! I'm Watching Mobile Video!!!
    Up until about two weeks ago, I was one of the many, many people who had not developed any pattern at all of viewing video on mobile devices. In essence, ...
  • Mike Bloxham Is... Watching TV Or Using Facebook? Or Both?
    We all know about the phenomenon of people using their computers while watching TV. We even know something about how many people (claim to) do it. ...
  • The Primitive Screen
    Bearing in mind its overwhelming dominance in our daily media lives, it's kind of ironic that in these days of cross-media, interactive, personalized and socially networked media, the TV remains ...
  • Modern Media Times
    For today's offering I am going to borrow heavily from a colleague who sent an email over the weekend after being struck (forcibly, it seems) by the realization that he ...
  • Less Time? More Control, More Focus, More Quality
    Yesterday came the news that the much-respected Verona Suhler Stevenson (VSS) Communications Industry Forecast is reporting a very small drop in total time spent with all media (0.1% on last ...