BBC special on “the Virtual Revolution”

Making of the programme

The Virtual Revolution’ was previously known as Digital Revolution (working title). It was also a radical change for BBC documentary making – an open and collaborative production, which asked the web audience to debate programme themes, suggest and send questions for interviewees, watch and comment on interview and graphics clips, and download clips for personal use and re-editing, all months before broadcast. Last but not least, the name of the series itself was up for debate. Stephen Fry helped to launch our Twitter namestorm, and after hundreds of suggestions, the final name was a mashup between us and you ? a fitting way to round off the experiment….

Protecting Europe against large-scale cyber-attacks
Source: House of Lords European Union Committee, UK
From the Summary:

We all rely on the Internet, at every level: individuals, small firms, large companies, international corporations, and at national level. Yet at every level our Internet communications are vulnerable. The Internet is run by private companies, but it is an increasingly important part of the critical national infrastructure (CNI); and we have always expected States to take significant responsibility for CNI………..

IC3 2009 Annual Report on Internet Crime Released
Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), released the 2009 Annual Report about fraudulent activity on the Internet today.

3 New Studies Prove Social Media Marketing Growth

from Social Media Examiner by Amy Porterfield

Who Will Buy the iPad? [STATS]

from Mashable! by Christina Warren

Reactions to announcement of paywalls at Times and Sunday Times

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald
Last week, News International’s Times and Sunday Times announced their plans to charge for access to the papers’ new websites (see paidContent’s exclusive preview) which will be launched in May this year. The move was not surprising: News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch expressed a keen desire to charge for online content on several occasions last year, and enthusiasm for paid online content seems to be growing around the industry.

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