- Just today, mighty, mighty Clear Channel Radio...the world's largest owner of commercial radio stations and the licensee of almost a thousand radio stations in the USA announced that they are taking the word "radio" out of their name. HUH? "As part of the ongoing digital and multimedia makeover of the company, Clear Channel Radio is erasing the word 'radio' from its masthead. It will now be known as Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. The company says the core business will remain its 850 radio stations, but the rebranding signals its continued expansion into new areas such as digital, satellite, dashboards and live events," says the news story at INSIDE RADIO. This comes right on the heels of...
- ...a story in USA TODAY that says, " Beginning this month, YouTube is gambling $100 million that by seeding professional production firms such as Young Hollywood — whose slate of YouTube-only programming premieres Monday — it will draw more eyeballs for longer viewing sessions.
The story goes on to say: Put simply, the word “television” is being redefined. What once was something produced by a network or cable channel for a screen in the living room is fast becoming anything cobbled together by nearly anyone for a range of devices. This is the culturally revolutionary, highly interactive future YouTube is banking on.
But none of this should surprise us, considering how the consumer nowadays expects to, well, consume media, as per...
And along those lines, did you ever wonder what literary figures from the past would tweet if they had had Twitter accounts and smart phones? Here is a web site that makes some suggestions.
Enjoy. And if your kids know who Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn are, they may get a kick out of this, too. You KNOW they know what Twitter is!
Don Keith N4KC