The Daily Fail – Digital refusnik of the year?

7 10 2009

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The Jackenhack Awards 2009 are just over a week away, and over the past couple of days the nominations have been coming thick and fast. So far, we’ve seen shortlists for:

All the nominations are quite funny, and the ‘one to watch’ in my opinion is the Twitter Twat category.

dailymailThat said, what most caught my eye was the Digital Refusnik Of The Year category. This one is designed to award those who are ‘making the best bid to stay retro’ and ‘refusing to acknowledge carnage in their business and the wider industry’ as a result of things moving digital.

The Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday are among the nominees, and The Jackenhack’s summary for them borders on sublime. Here it is verbatim:

“Anyway, we thought we’d nominate the Mail for suggesting that use of Facebook and Twitter will…

Every now and then (ok, daily) The Daily Fail gets taken to task for it’s over the top headlines or hysteria-inducing editorial.  Chris Applegate’s Daily Mail-o-matic app and Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project are probably among the nicest examples of this on the web. But I had no idea how utterly insane it was with respect to Twitter/ Facebook until seeing that list.

But anyway, my tickets are bought and hopefully I’ll see you there next week?

Now, back to online crime, drugs, prostitution and pornography

The Jackenhack Awards 2009

[Photo credits: B3ta, Jackenhacks]





‘I bore of your analogue attitude’

5 10 2009

I came across the video below via Seventy Seven’s Spinning Around blog, in an aptly named post called ‘Social Media Wank.

In James Gordon-MacIntosh’s words:

“This film sums up exactly how I feel about too much social media talk… all you social media specialists could do with watching this because, too often, it’s exactly how you come across.”

Harsh, but fair. Watch and you’ll see why.

I think that anyone who has taken an interest over the past couple years in how social media is impacting the ways brands communicate online would be lying if they didn’t feel slightly uncomfortable at one point or another while watching this video.

But that’s probably a good thing. We should feel uncomfortable if this is how we come across as an industry, and don’t address some of the underlying criticisms in the video.

‘I bore of your analogue attitude’

I came across this video via the Seventy Seven blog, in an aptly named post called ‘Social Media Wank.’

http://t4w.blogs.com/

http://t4w.blogs.com/spinningaround/2009/10/social-media-wank.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKCdexz5RQ8&feature=player_embedded

“This film sums up exactly how I feel about too much social media talk… all you social media specialists could do with watching this because, too often, it’s exactly how you come across.”

I think that anyone who has taken an interest over the past couple years in how social media is impacting the ways brands communicate online would be lying if they didn’t feel slightly uncomfortable at one point or another while watching this video.

But that’s probably a good thing. We should feel uncomfortable if this is how we come across and don’t address some of the underlying criticisms in the video.