Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

It is a well-established fact that celebrities use Twitter. Ashton Kutcher is fond of tweeting about Demi Moore. Britney Spears tweets about her babies.  And of course, Barack Obama tweeted his way to the presidency.

In a similar high-profile foray into social media, it was just last month, that the Pope, in an effort to connect with a new generation of Catholics, launched his own YouTube channel.

So it was not entirely surprising when reports began circulating this weekend that the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, had launched his own Twitter stream. Read more

First, full disclosure: I have a very direct interest in Plastic Logic’s electronic reader. That is partly because, today, the company announced a deal with the Financial Times and others to put content on its device, which is due out next year. But there’s more to it than that.

The Plastic Logic Reader offers an alluring promise to publishers who depend on advertising. With a bigger screen than Amazon’s Kindle (latest model out today), it may one day become a device onto which newspaper and magazine publishers can transfer their existing products – and business models.

One side-effect of that would be to keep me in a job. Unfortunately, though, that day still looks some way off. Read more