The ticker-tape news runs across the building (click to enlarge photos).
This is a Reuters-run digital billboard right outside the Reuter's Building in the Canary Wharf business district, below right. (Click to enlarge the photo).
Digital billboards and even digital art is the trend of the future. There are a few in NYC, and a couple in London. Always changing, always current, always "on."
Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters, is gave a speech at the Online Publishers Association that Jeff Jarvis live-blogged here today. Thanks, J. Jarvis, for these remarks of Glocer:
(Consumers are not only consuming), "they’re creating, they’re sharing, and they’re publishing themselves. So the consumer wants to not only run the printing prees, the consumer wants to set the Linotype as well….
"Our industry is facing a profound challenge from home-created content…. If we create the right crossroads, provide the consumers with the appropriate tools… we can harnass what otherwise from the outside would look like a punk revolution….
"He says that media historians will see the acquisition of MySpace by News Corp as a “turning point…. Sites like Myspace are rebuilding our world” because they provide a means for anyone who has anything to share to do so. “What we are seeing today is an almost continuing talent show.
"Technology is creating a kind of weird, hybrid world” of mashups, he says. He recognizes a “demand for this new kind of creativity” and there is also an advertising demand for it."
If you are intersted in the new directions that new media is taking and the forces of change in this field, please go directly to Jeff Jarvis' site on BuzzMachine as the discussion is very very interesting on this topic with some pretty saavy commentators.
What does it mean for women to be entering the (formerly) all-male bastion of blogging? See New Media, Splogs and Tampons here. Note: men, you'll want to quit reading when advised.