VIDEO: Sir Tim Berners Lee at Buckingham Palace

What does the father of the World Wide Web look for in a website? No flashing lights and clear navigation. He also reveals that understanding how to make the internet accessible via mobile phones is the online growth area that interests him most.

Sir Tim Berners Lee at Buckingham Palace talking about the re-launch of the Queen’s website, his favourite websites, the future of the internet and the semantic web.






Barack Obama’s Internet strategy

ReadWriteWeb has a great article highlighting a presentation all about Barack Obama’s overall Internet strategy. (Click here for the FULL PRESENTATION  if the embedded player takes a while to load)

Created by Igor Beuker of, with research by Paul van Veenendaal, the presentation highlights just how effectively Obama used social media to boost support for his campaign.

This is an area of development online that I’m incredibly interested in so it’s great to have such a comprehensive resource to refer to!

Young people on the future of newspapers

Last month I blogged about Sarkozy’s plans to give teenagers free subscriptions to French newspapers. In the US, a campaign was started to encourage people to buy newspapers in support of the flagging industry.


I’ve been told off here for stating that the newspaper industry doesn’t deserve to be bailed out but, in my defence, it’s not just me who holds this view.


Last week at a talk at London’s LSE Clay Shirky said: “The problems of newspapers are so much of their own making its hard to show an ounce of pity. The people who go down to see the government every day though, just to take a look and see if something is going on – the loss of that function is pretty big.”


Today’s Media Guardian asks young people around the world for their opinions on news consumption. The findings are diverse and revealing…