Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bend or Break

As regular readers will know, I'm a huge fan of Bill Oddie, one of the presenters of BBC's Autumnwatch. And Springwatch. And Third Tuesday in Pentecostwatch. The reason I like Bill so much is because he is marginally less irritating than the awful Humble and the rutting red deer obsessed King. And as an Autumnwatch fan (= There's nothing on on a Tuesday), I was pleased to hear last night that the BBC is promoting an Autumnwatch group on Flickr:

This is good news, because the BBC has previously displayed a proprietorial attitude towards viewer-contributed photos, even claiming the copyright. So it's nice to see that the post-Brand apocalypse BBC is finally waking up to how social media works, and that traditional broadcasters need to bend their attitudes towards shared and user generated content, or they will break.

Fine, now what's on Current TV?