BBC Online Briefing: The Day through Twitter
Sarah Montague closes the BBC Online Briefing. Seated are Tim Davie, Ralph Rivera and Roly Keating
Back home from today's BBC Online Briefing, I've had another look at the event through the eyes of Twitter.
Over a hundred executives, designers, and technologists converged on the Radio Theatre today to hear ideas and strategy. Quite a culture clash, noted @MadeByKite:
Potential for suits versus hipster gang warfare in the BBC Media Café. If the croissants run low it could get ugly. #BBCOnline #Switzerland - 11:11AM
Ralph Rivera talked about the Connected Studio (@BBC_Connected) - the innovation fund that was looking for a name at the November briefing - and how people would go into it expecting not to experiment, but to build something.
@GinaFegan, of the industry group D Media Network, summed up:
@NicoleYershon, like Ralph, remembers BBC innovation projects with a more experimental, focus:
Mark Friend, demonstrated the new Radio 1 homepage, to the joy of its developers, @MadeByKite:
The event was hosted by Sarah Montague of the Today programme. She put speakers on the spot - asking Mark Friend how he could arrest declining radio audiences. @MadeByKite again:
Sarah Montague grilling Mark Friend. Terrifying! Radio 1 homepage is his shield. #BBCOnline - 12:25PM
Mark Friend, the Controller of Multiplatform and Interactive for Audio and Music, has also blogged today to say that Radio is Thriving in the Digital Age. His social media executive, Jem Stone, has blogged specifically about digital particpation with Radio 1.
Holly Goodier presents audience research at every BBC Online Briefing, and it's aways interesting. This talk said that instead of partcipation falling into a pattern of 90% / 9% / 1%, the ease of sharing means that light participation is now the norm, with 77% of the online population participating in some way. She has already blogged her talk, called The Participation Choice.
Steve Rosenbaum blogged about his topic - Curation - on Wednesday. He stressed the amount of information being created, and that the role of the curator was, in part, to separate signal from noise. Apple's @VParksMurphy linked the two talks:
Could it be the passive 23% are just tuning out the noise? #BBCOnline - 2:03PM
Steve challenged the room: if you could take one content curator to a desert island, would it be the BBC? Steely Eye's @GWilliamRob (William Robinson) said:
Who would I choose as my information curator? It's between BBC, The Guardian, and The Economist, who's it between for you? #BBConline - 1:53PM
During the final question and answer session, Telefonica's @GlynPovah enjoyed Ralph's banter about the quirks of language - such as the British English meanings of "brave", "proper", and "journey":
Next week the BBC Internet Blog will publish the video of the presentations, and you won't be limited to a view through Twitter. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.
Ian McDonald is the Content Producer, BBC Internet Blog