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Trends and Signals — Economic


Agile Vs. Formal Production: Traditional top-down models are increasingly running up against agile bottom-up approaches on the Web, creating a clash of cultures, but also driving innovation.

DIY Distribution: Digital tools and processes have enabled independent producers and creators to use the Internet as a distribution channel to directly connect with consumers and audiences in the process circumventing some of the cultural industries’ traditional intermediaries.

Aggregation: The vast amount of content on the Internet provides ample opportunities to become an aggregator, helping users navigate and curate consumption.

Prosumers: Inexpensive digital production tools, digital storage, the proliferation of free online social platforms, increasing broadband speeds, and computer processing power have made it easy and inexpensive for non-professionals to create content.

DIY Technology: Open-source software and hardware is making it easier for individuals and groups to assemble customized devices that provide the functions they desire.

Transmedia: The creators of properties in one medium are repurposing the their story, their characters and any other aspects of their IP in other media.

Signals




Experts Warn Over Shortage of Rare Metals
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5c70746c-78a3-11df-a312-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1RESKqRti(external link)

David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/magazine/16-01/ff_byrne?currentPage=all#ixzz0xeKNuEC6(external link)

Declaration of Independence: The Ten Principles of Hybrid Distribution
http://www.peterbroderick.com/writing/writing/declarationofindependence.html(external link)

Declaration of Indies: Just Sell It Yourself!
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/movies/17dargis.html(external link)

Distributed Version Control Systems
http://joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/03/17.html(external link)

Why Cheaper Cable Opens a Pandora's Box
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-why-cheaper-cable-opens-a-pandoras-box/(external link)

World Economic Forum — Digital Ecosystem Scenarios
http://www.weforum.org/issues/regional-country-scenarios(external link)
http://www.decommunity.net/(external link)

In Sun Valley Media Chiefs Fret Over Economy Voices
http://allthingsd.com/20100708/in-sun-valley-media-chiefs-fret-over-economy/(external link)

The Economics of Digital Content
http://paidcontent.org/(external link)

Projections On PC Market
http://allthingsd.com/20100617/pc-truck-tablet-bike/(external link)

Few People Are Using Wi-Fi On Airplanes — But It's Early Yet
http://www.switched.com/2010/07/06/few-people-are-using-wi-fi-on-airplanes-but-its-early-yet/(external link)

How Much is That Data Plan Going to Cost You?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/preet-banerjee/how-much-is-that-data-plan-going-to-cost-you/article1781976/(external link)

The Battle for Your Digital Living Room
http://www.forbes.com/2010/09/17/apple-tv-google-sony-entrepreneurs-technology-wharton-small-biz-toolkit-10.html(external link)

Look Out Windows, the Enterprise is Warming Up to the Mac
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-look-out-windows-the-enterprise-is-warming-up-to-the-mac-2010-7#ixzz0ttlD36zi(external link)

Watch an Ad, Make a Virtual Buck
http://allthingsd.com/20100929/watch-an-ad-make-a-virtual-buck/(external link)

Web Ad Dollars Finally Overtake Newspapers
http://allthingsd.com/20101220/web-ad-dollars-finally-overtake-newspapers/(external link)

Ontario's Creative Cluster — A Framework for Growth
http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/creative_cluster/creative_cluster.shtml(external link)

Our Growing Data Appetite
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/tech-news/ubb-internet/our-g=rowing-data-appetite/article1896708/(external link)

People-Per-Desk Ratio Climbs As Virtual Incubator Offices Profliferate
https://www.intelligentcommunity.org/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=196&category=Innovation&blogid=196(external link)

Old Media is Being Unbundled Just Like Telecom Was
http://gigaom.com/2011/02/23/old-media-is-being-unbundled-just-like-telecom-was/(external link)

“TNS Digital Life” Calls Itself Most Comprehensive Study of the Global Digital Consumer Ever
http://www.tnsglobal.com/research/key-insight-reports/6A4E6B1BD5B340AF97C45293644B203C.aspx(external link)