Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear is a London-based consultant, educator, and journalist, focussing on the Internet and all aspects of digital technology. He advises businesses and not-for-profit organisations on how to exploit the collaborative and publishing opportunities offered by the Web, and has written for numerous publications including The Guardian and Macworld. Steve is also the director of a new documentary on Silicon Valley, called <a href="http://www.insearchofthevalley.com">In Search of the Valley</a>, and in 2002 was made a fellow of the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Art.</p>

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Has iTunes opened it doors to 'indie' film producers?

Has iTunes opened it doors to 'indie' film producers?

After ten months of negotiations (read: pestering), Apple has agreed to sell downloads of the 'indie' snowboarding film, That, through the company's iTunes video download store. So does this mean that iTunes is ready to embrace the Long Tail, and help small independent filmmakers monetize their content?

February 28, 2007 by in Apple

Beware the MySpace eco-system

Beware the MySpace eco-system

For some companies, tapping into the MySpace eco-system provides an additional revenue stream, while for others, it's a lifeline. Getting blocked from MySpace can be the equivalent of turning off the life support machine.

February 27, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Digg, a political snapshot

Digg, a political snapshot

Do Digg users favor one presidential candidate over another? Are there attempts to game the social news site, by one set of supporters? Is the so-called 'bury-brigade' censoring political opinion? A look at the last 30 days of Digg's political submissions.

February 26, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Dell crowdsources innovation

Dell crowdsources innovation

Last week, Dell launched 'IdeaStorm', a Digg-style customer feedback site which invites users to submit and vote on ways to improve the company's product line and service.

February 19, 2007 by in Dell

DOPA returns from the dead (act two)

DOPA returns from the dead (act two)

More DOPA-esque legislation is being proposed, this time by Illinois state senator, Matt Murphy. As with the failed Delete Online Predators Act, the Social Networking Web Site Prohibition Act would ban access to social networking sites in public schools and libraries.

February 14, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

John Edwards' campaign enters Second Life

John Edwards' campaign enters Second Life

It may not be official effort -- yet -- but thanks to a grass-roots effort, John Edwards has become the first presidential candidate to set-up-shop in Second Life. I caught up with Jerimee Richir, who, on a voluntary basis, is managing Edwards' in-world campaign.

February 13, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Barack Obama launches social network

Barack Obama launches social network

Barack Obama, the Democrat presidential hopeful, has launched his own social network which he's calling MyBarackObama.com. The site invites supporters to create a profile, blog their campaign experiences, plan and attend events, find other supporters, and help raise funds for the campaign.

February 9, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

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