It’s etech this week, and as I’m not there I’m reliant on the efforts of others to track it (this is in itself an interesting experience, like watching a massively distributed real-time interactive play). So thanks to Joho for writing up “four guys from the BBC” (including Matts Biddulph and Webb, and Tom Coates) talking about reinventing radio:
Now they want to go further. They want the individual to get value from their contribution, the contributions should provide value to others, and so should the BBC. The BBC should, they say, be more like a participant than ‘an overarching Sauron’s eye.’ They talk about a demo that allows you to use your phone to bookmark songs that you like. ‘We’re not immune to fashion’ so they let users tag the songs. Then they get a folksonomy going. And you should be able to do ‘group listening’: See what your friends are listening to, listen along with them, interact in ways that support the shared experience, and schedule future interactions.
Exciting and interesting if the BBC did this – it’s very similar to last.fm which, round here, is official The Best Web Service In The World. They need money. The BBC has money (they sent four people to etech for this one presentation, for a start). Need I say more?
(Via Joho the Blog.)