Web creator lays out vision of what comes next

Sir Tim Berners-Lee tells TED 2009 what the web of the future will look like.

For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together

w00tonomy on the radio

Our Content Marketing Director, Stewart Kirkpatrick, has once again graced the airwaves with his considered opinions. Mercifully for the eyes of the public, he was on the radio this time. (His appearance on BBC 1 Scotland’s Politics Show required teams of makeup artists working in shifts to cover the most appalling crevasses).

Stewart was on Lesley Riddoch’s programme talking about the Scottish media and public sector issues with SNP MEP Alyn Smith and the Leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell.

Content Marketing Watch – improvements to Google Analytics

Content Marketing Watch is the latest feature section to be added to our interviews and opinion pieces. For those of you in the industry who are looking to maximise the most value from the content on your site each week we will have a piece on the latest industry news; covering areas of content marketing such as analytics, internet marketing, content optimisation, search engine marketing and digital communications.

Advanced SegmentationAn essential element to optimising you site content is having the right measurement tools. Google Analytics seems to get better and better and the rational of using its free service instead of a licence product is becoming more compelling, especially in these hard times. Recently Google has announced 7 new improvements to Google Analytics that will see it become more like an enterprise solution. If you are current Google Analytics user then you should see these enhancements rolled out over the next few weeks. The new enterpise features are

  • Improvements to the user interface
  • Improvements to the management interface
  • Integration with adsense
  • Custom reporting
  • Advanced segmentation
  • Motion charts
  • New API

Google has created a few videos in its YouTube channel to help explain these changes in more detail. We particluarly like the video on the new motion charts.

T-Mobile’s ‘Google phone’ – wait before buying one

For ages we’ve been banging on about how the iPhone will change – not because of its tech wizardry (it remains a far from perfect device) but because of what it will make Apple’s competitors do.

Lo and behold, the UK is about to receive the first commercial phone that runs Google’s much talked about Android operating system.

However, the T-Mobile G1 is not a Google Phone. The hardware has nothing to do with Google. The operating system happens to be Android. There are two drawbacks to this.

1) The hardware is nothing like as downright lovely as the iPhone – both in terms of looks and usability. (Fold-out keyboards are sooooooooo 2005.)

2) The exciting thing about Android is that it is designed to be used as a platform for other people to create cool applications for. This has not happened yet and the smart money says we won’t see the jaw-dropping functionality being developed on the Android platform for at least a year.

Our verdict: Android will soon be available on better phones than the G1. Also, wait 12 months before getting an Android phone and you’ll see it loaded with some truly amazing gizmos. In the meantime, stick to the iPhone.

w00tonomy and The Drum create Drum TV

w00t! w00t! we were really pleased to see the launch of The Drum TV this week. This is a new innovation we have been working on with those good people at The Drum so it was great to see it go live. Let us know what you think.

w00tonomy one of top 15 new agencies – The Drum

Those nice people at The Drum have named w00tonomy as one of the top new agencies. We’ve also got a piece in this issue about our seven deadly sins of online publishing.

And we’ve spotted a must-have addition to our bookshelf, “Get content, get customers” by Joe Pulizzi of Junta42 fame.

Content Marketing cast transcript – Mark Gorman

For those of you interested in reading the full interview please download the Content Marketing cast e-book. Hope you enjoy and if you have any feedback on the interview we would like to hear from you.