Senate Approves Amended DTV Delay Bill: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 30, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. As quickly as the House defeated the DTV delay bill, the Senate approved an amended bill calling for the delay. An aid for Senator Jay Rockefeller has confirmed that the Senate passed a bill to delay the transition until June 12. The House ...

Let's Talk Twitter: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 29, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The House of Representatives defeated the bill to delay the DTV transition. For now the transition will still happen on February 17th, 2009. However, an amended bill could be reintroduced as early as next week. The RIAA may be teaming up ...

Amazon Set To Unveil Kindle 2.0 : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 28, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Amazon is expected to roll out a new version of the Kindle next month. Jeff Bezos will unveil the second version of the e-book gadget at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York on February 9th. Currently, there is a 4-6 week wait for ...

Senate Approves DTV Delay: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 27, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The Senate has approved a delay of the digital Television transition. The approval, supported by President Obama, now schedules the transition for June 12. Last week the government reported that 1.4 million Americans were on a waiting list ...

Obama Issued Secure NSA Approved PDA: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 26, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. After much debate, President Barack Obama will get to keep his PDA. However, reports are that he won't be using a BlackBerry, rather a Sectera Edge, “developed for the National Security Agency’s Secure Mobile Environment Portable ...

Social Network Etiquette

Social Network Etiquette

Excerpted from my upcoming book Get Digital: Reinventing Yourself and Your Career for the 21st Century Economy (2009, Lake House Press) We've already discussed the power of social networks for promoting your personal brand. However, it is important to never underestimate the potentially disruptive force social networks ...

Zucker says #1 show is TiVo: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 23, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Yesterday, while at a Google TV ads conference, NBC head Jeff Zucker noted that TiVo is the number one show on at 10pm. Last year at a conference, Zucker made a similar remark on the future of television, saying "Why should I trade analog ...

Obama's Inauguration Draws 40 million TV Viewers : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 22, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Nielsen is reporting that nearly 40 million Americans watched the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on television. While the largest television audience recorded during an inauguration came for Ronald Reagan in 1981 (41.8 million ...

Obama Inauguration Spikes Web Traffic, Streaming Video: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 21, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The Inauguration of President Barack Obama effectively spiked web traffic yesterday and put a lot of stress on many sites who were streaming the event. CNN said that it had over 21.3 million video streams during their nine-hour online ...

Obama's Digital Inauguration: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 20, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Looking for the best ways to follow the Inauguration at work? Hulu will offer a live stream of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, while both CNN and C-Span will offer streams on their websites. Facebook will also log updates from ...