The BBC is hosting a "six hour snapshot of a global conversation as it unfolds" today, simultaneously translating Web2.0rhea contributions into several languages including Chinese, Arabic and Persian. Producer Mark Sandell told us there would be as few barriers to topics as he could get away with. Sandell produces World Have …
That explains it
I'm just back from Johnny-Foreigner land. This explains the saturation advertising this Superpower thing is getting on the BBC World telly service. Honestly it is a non-stop torrent of Web 2.0 banality.
Also it's been a while since I watched BBC overseas and christ is it not just an embarrassment these days?
Welcome to the Tweet-o-Drome
Good grief. And there I was spitting at Today on Tuesday when it seemed to turn into iPM breakfast (iAM??) with some random woman spouting out inchoate views on whether people should try to self treat before going to see the doctor.
Didn't the Now Show try this a while back and get an email from a listener saying that they'd started listening to keep up with British Current Affairs but had been shocked to learn later that it contained elements of satire and/or humour? I've a feeling a similar result may come of this with elements of news...
Then again, from the odd bits I catch on the World Service, their letters tend to be of the wide-eyed isn't radio wonderful variety, or genuinely interesting. If the latter category keeps their end up, this might stand a chance. Not that I think for a second that it will - more likely is an international version of Go 4 It, the reason I discovered 6 Music :o
la la la la la la
"Producer Mark Sandell told us there would be as few barriers to topics as he could get away with."
So let's see...
Don't criticise Labour, ID cards, CCTV, the digital economy bill, extreme porn laws, airport body scanners,...
Turn the idiot magnet up to 11...
...and brace yourselves for the global turdspurt.
Christ, you can't go one single week without some BS about how Twitter is some kind of magic link to the consciousness of the world. A "global conversation" consisting of "I just had a yummy coffee" or "This you? <link>" Can't wait, should be a scintillating read.
When will it end?
Someone set up a twat-o-tron twitter sending thingamy and see if we can brake the BBC in a web 2.0 arse gravy feedback loop.
Arse Gravy Feedback Loop
Thank you! That helped me recover from "touchpoint for training refresh" over in the Dell article.
Ask and you will receive
Mindless bile insinuation has started. Will anyone notice? Who cares!
Between your post and Lesters dead smoking mice comment my Friday is almost already untouchable, bring on the insufferable twats I work with I think I could talk to them all without the need to pull limbs off now.
"As a result nobody knows what's going on."
Well, that's just down to a lack of communication. One would expect from the Beeb something better, a corporation that prides itself on spreading the word of the free world.
After all. Shurlie, hic
I've already made my first steaming contribution. Banality in 57 languages. I can't wait to be famous!
Meanwhile the lads over at Speak-You're-Branes are mightily unchuffed that the Beeb has got rid of RSS comment updates on HYS making it more difficult to harvest the hive mind for nuggets of wisdom like:
"We should have hung them when they were ten. Killing children is wrong and should be punished by death."
same sh1t though... :(
Just waiting for someone to get wise to this
Wait for the torrents of
JESSUP JESSUP JESSUP
to be screened AS THEY HAPPEN! FFS BBC, spend my money on something I want to watch!