The idea behind this project is that there are certain undiscovered opportunities in the data we have at our fingertips. Indeed, we have access to an extraordinary amount of data: the BBC-produced content, the BBC News archives, all the content produced by other publishers in the UK and around the world, and of course, all the data that we can use thanks to the internet (open government sources, FOI aggregators, custom feeds…).
But so far, it’s just news stories, like the hundreds we produce every day. Every news organisation is in the position of having advanced monitoring tools. The catch is that the BBC has been working in the past months on a way of linking its data together, and making it more accessible and meaningful. Tools are available to us at the moment to explore via simple APIs a large proportion of the English-language news content published by the Beeb every day, and here is where the big fun begins: this content is tagged and referenced semantically.
Experiment, Refine, Repeat
In the upcoming months, we will be prototyping and experimenting with various data sources.
My first priority—as I am a journalist first and a hacker second—is to prototype a tool useful to journos: the kind of app they’d launch first thing in the morning. As for today, the prototype is a dashboard gathering several kinds of information, from trending topics in the news at a given time to live analytics of our websites. I’m putting together a demo with Bootstrap to use it for a one-man alpha test. Hopefully, the project will be refined many times and people will punch holes in the idea so we can move towards an increasingly attractive concept to present to our newsroom.
So far, I am focused on these main concerns and ideas:
What if the tool could show what is “hot news” at the moment and suggest to the journos relevant data sources to work on it?
What if we could better monitor the news publishers to follow the original angles developed after the news leads?
What if we could use the vast semantic engine to do some meta-journalism and observe the patterns in the news coverage itself?
If the future Web will be able to fully leverage the scale and quality of online media, a Web scale layer of structured, interlinked media annotations is needed, which we will call Linked Media, inspired by the Linked Data movement for making structured, interlinked descriptions of resources better available online. Mobile and tablet devices, as well as connected TVs, introduce novel application domains that will benefit from broad understanding and acceptance of Linked Media standards. In this talk, I will provide an overview of current practices and specification efforts in the domain of video and Web content integration, drawing from the LinkedTV and MediaMixer projects. From this, I will present a vision for a Linked Media layer on the future Web will can empower new media-centric applications in a world of ubiquitous online multimedia.
The star of the successful direct-to-Netflix drama, House of Cards, called on the TV industry to recognise the audience's changing habits. He recognised that audiences are desperate for content, if it's produced and delivered in the right way. TV viewers love stories and should be able to enjoy those stories "when they want, in the form they want it, at a reasonable price". Audience demands are changing and the TV industry is transforming to reflect these changes.
The future of news might be difficult to predict, but by looking at successful consumer apps and the broader news industry, we can start to develop a picture of what a truly next-generation news industry could look like.
1. How will news products grow and retain large 7-day-a-week customer bases? 2. How will news products make money? 3. How will news products address the content discovery problem? 4. What’s the demarcation between the future of publishers and next-gen news product companies?
For organisations small and large, local or multinational, developing a big data strategy is a difficult and time-consuming exercise. In fact, big data projects typically take 18 months to finish. Developing the business case is only the beginning of such a long road, but nevertheless a very important one.
So, creating awareness with your business leaders and having them understand the potential that Big Data offers for your organisation is an important starting point of the business case.
Once the context is set, it is important to create the right objectives of the Proof of Concept. Especially when your organisation is starting for the first time with Big Data, these objectives are difficult to determine. However, with a Proof of Concept it is not all about financial objectives, but all the more about the learning experience for the organisation.
With clear objectives set it is important to determine the scope of the Proof of Concept. There is a reason why a Proof of Concept is called a Proof of Concept; it is to test the validity of your thoughts and whether it is the right way to move ahead.
Developing a business case for a Proof of Concept is a great way to start gaining an understanding of the potential Big Data has to offer for your organisation, so the earlier you start with it the better.
IBM's Watson supercomputer has been tasked with profiling users from one side of the Internet to the other, using information it gathers from social media accounts to learn about individuals. This information can then be used by service providers and similar to best reach out to customers and potential customers, and could also be used by advertisers.
Watson is a brainy supercomputer that is able to pick through Internet users' social media posts -- assuming they're public -- and use what it reads to learn about the individual much in the same way a human would, getting a feel for personality and what is going on in your life. Using what it learns, it can then find the user on other social websites, creating a bigger picture.
If there's one thing we heard ad nauseam in 2013 (and 2012, 2011, 2010...), it was that "content is king." Frankly, this phrase has been said so many times that it has lost its meaning. What exactly does that mean?
Content will continue to be a key part in SEO moving into 2014. I don't think that will ever change. But your strategy has to adapt if you're going to keep up.
Here are five ways to make sure your content will sustain in the New Year and move you past your competitors.
1. Marketing Automation to Measure It2. Smarter, and Personal, Content in Emails3. Make It Available On the Move4. Separate Content From Link Building5. Small Tastings Mixed With Larger Portions
NYT Now, a new mobile app from the New York Times, will provide readers with a curated feed of stories with specially crafted blurbs of key points.
The need for a news product tailored to mobile readers — and not newspaper readers — became evident as the Times saw mobile traffic spike, particularly during periods of breaking news. Levy said as much as 65 percent of Times traffic came through mobile when big stories broke
This white paper presents the initial findings of a major study, using SecondSync’s social listening technology and social TV expertise to analyse total discussion levels on the Facebook platform in the US, UK and Australia.
This is the first in-depth analysis of Facebook’s social TV data across multiple territories, and the first time Facebook has released social TV analytics to the industry at this scale.
BuzzFeed is no scrappy little start-up anymore. It’s a big, profitable, influential news organization. The viral videos it publishes—generally without vetting—occasionally turn out to be hoaxes, the kind of mistake that delights old print curmudgeons eager to assert their ethical superiority. But as BuzzFeed continues to grow—four new employees checked in at the front desk in the 10 minutes I spent waiting there one morning—they’re not just adding brilliant headline writers and producers who get the gestalt of cat lovers. BuzzFeed has decided it’s no longer good enough to fix errors after publication, at least not on its most popular posts. They’ve decided it makes good journalism and business sense to assure readers that their posts are true, so BuzzFeed is embracing the ultimate symbol of the overstuffed print newsrooms of the pre-digital past. BuzzFeed is hiring copy editors.BuzzFeed, as much as any newsroom, is the antithesis of traditional. A neon sign celebrates the Hot List, BuzzFeed’s signature form. The receptionist hands new employees swag—a sweatshirt and a canvas bag decorated with a classic BuzzFeed headline: “84 Things That Aren’t on an Everything Bagel.” The conference rooms ringing the newsroom are named for viral cats: “Shironeko,” “Princess…
For nearly two decades, a culture war has divided journalists. The gap seemed mostly generational, but it always boiled down to a battle over the very purpose of what we do. All the dismissive sniping and straight-out antagonism between old-school defenders of the print craft and the young digital brains propelling start-ups came down to a debate over values: The old guard argued that they were driven by the quest for truth, and by their sense of what citizens need to know to be informed participants in democracy. Reporting was all about locking down the facts and presenting them to readers, who would know best how to take advantage of the light we shined. Digital journalists countered that their way was more honest and democratic—and quicker. If that meant presenting stories before they’d been thoroughly vetted, that was okay, because the internet would correct itself. Truth would emerge through open trial and error.
This site provides information and links to the ontologies released by the BBC.The following ontologies are available:Programmes Ontology
BBC Programmes aims to ensure that every programme brand, series and episode broadcast by the BBC has a permanent, findable web presence. We have developed the Programmes Ontology to expose this data following the Linked Data approach, enabling the interchange of programme information on theSemantic Web.
Consumption of video on mobile devices has grown so rapidly that advertising and marketing executives now have an opportunity to convey a message ten times more powerful than traditional written content.
Millennials have shifted their video viewing from TV to mobile devices. Availability of broadband networks and the rapid growth of video platforms, such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Vine and Instagram, has made it seamless to create, view and share videos on mobile devices. Powerful cloud technology, combined with a variety of factors including more sophisticated mobile devices, faster networks and more affordable data plans, is leading consumers to spend more time watching video -- beyond just short, viral content -- on their mobile devices.
Marketers will use analytic tools to discover and dissect this cloud content and speedily respond to emerging trends, provide consumer feedback in real time and tap new insights to create value. Real-time analytics of cloud content usage opens up opportunities for marketers to create new offerings and services in addition to the original intent of the content via the API Economy, enabling them to create and capture value in new ways, not only tapping online but increasingly mobile audiences.
Change happens fast on the web, and now even faster on mobile. Businesses will need to more effectively and quickly glean insight for actions while keeping a keen eye out for changes in consumers' shifting viewer habits and expectations from mobile video in order to remain competitive.
The first day of the #GartnerBI summit in London has just come to an end. It is of course impossible to summarise the key messages from every session, but here’s what we have taken away from the day, as it relates to our clients’ business affairs:
Amazon’s TV streamer will have apps for Netflix and Hulu Plus, and will possibly support DIAL, but don’t hold your breath for a YouTube app.
People in the know have told me that the device will ship with a traditional remote control. But Amazon recently also joined the ranks of companies registered to use the DIAL multiscreen protocol, which makes it likely that users will also be able to launch streams from services like Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix straight from their phones.
Pay per view par SMS+, optimisation des revenus par analyse du contexte, intégration de vidéos dans les emailings, radio augmentée... Voici les meilleures solutions de vidéo online cette année.
La première édition des Trophées de la vidéo online récompensaient ce lundi 10 mars les meilleures solutions vidéo online combinant la puissance de la vidéo et d'Internet. Organisée par Netineo à l'Elysee Biarritz - Paris, en partenariat avec le JDN, la soirée de remise des prix a rassemblé 300 dirigeants d'entreprises.
Les 70 dossiers déposés ont été départagés par un vote en ligne de plusieurs centaines de professionnels du secteur (30% de la note) ainsi que par un jury d'experts (70% de la note). Voici les lauréats de chaque catégorie.
Jay Baer uses this analogy to explain the idea that content is the main substance in any digital marketing campaign; social media channels ignite that content and help it to spread. What this means for marketers is that content must be at the core of your digital marketing initiatives. Content is what people find when searching on Google. Content is what people share on social media channels. Content is how brands tell their story and connect with customers. And content is what ultimately drives leads and sales.
But you can't just create a video, post it on Facebook, and expect it to generate tons of awareness, engagement, and sales. You need to put thought and structure behind the content you create and share on social media profiles. Start with these seven tips for managing and maximizing content in social media.
1. Know Your Audience2. Provide Value3. Expand Your Conversation4. Look Beyond Facebook and Twitter5. Know Your Dimensions6. Don't Ignore the SEO Impact7. Measure Success
Eight indy teams who successfully wowed us at the Connected Studio event in January came to build prototypes and hone their ideas. We were housed in the Titanic Centre in Belfast, long hours sat on chairs rumoured to have been made for the ship itself.
SecondSync vient de proposer un livre blanc SocialTV sur comment la TV génère des conversations sur Facebook
Dans le cadre de Twitter, SecondSync estimait que :
60% des utilisateurs britanniques de Twitter tweetent en regardant la télévision,
40% du trafic Twitter au Royaume-Uni pendant les heures de grande écoute en soirée concerne les émissions de télévision,
90% des conversations en ligne qui concernent la télévision se passent sur Twitter.
Cette année, la société de Bristol vient de publier un livre blanc similaire mais en partenariat avec … Facebook.
Il s’agit de la première analyse sur les données de Facebook en matière de SocialTV sur plusieurs pays. On apprend principalement :
Contrairement aux idées reçues, la plupart des conversations TV sur Facebook se font pendant la diffusion du programme.
Environ 1/4 de l’audience TV publie un contenu sur le programme regardé sur Facebook.
80% des discussions sur Facebook relatives à la TV proviennent d’un appareil mobile.
Julie DeTraglia (Senior Vice President de NBCUniversal) rajoute que « mesurer les conversations sociales liées à la TV est devenu un composante essentielle de l’analyse des audiences [...] Avoir accès à ces données va nous permettre de mieux planifier notre stratégie digitale… ».