Darn. I did it again. I am presently sitting up in bed, typing merrily away on the Mac Powerbook. I’m using Camino, as a browser and I have more than a few windows open.
I had been jumping around the ‘net and landed on the ecto site. Offline blog editor. No, I don’t think that I need to invest in one of those. And so I started a post about interactivity and radio staions being better at it than newspapers and what did I do? I closed my Camino window without saving my post. Arggghhh. I hate it when that happens.
Statement to ponder:
On my recent travels I’ve been listening to a lot of radio. Radio is way ahead of newspaper because they invite interaction from their listeners. Certainly, it’s on their terms (and I publish this blog on my terms too), but they invite conversation and interaction via several methods. You can text, email or phone some of the bigger stations and you can have your say.
Can you do the same with a newspaper? Or the TV? In all fairness, once the Herald has landed on your dining room table and you’ve spilt coffee on it maybe you don’t want to interact. But what about the online version?
Kids and young people’s TV does invite comment and involvement. Watched What Now recently? Imagine if you could be part of the news? The BBC have.
So, quickly before I lose it again, I’d better post version 2 of my post.