For anyone living and working in Toronto, Monday was absolute hell.
On the hottest, and smoggiest, day of the year so far, the TTC Subway service was derailed by a wildcat strike that left an estimate 700,000 commuters stranded.
Cabbies across the city rejoiced as they picked up fares at a record level and the Toronto media had their big story for the week.
As much as I found the strike unpleasant it was the media’s coverage that I thought left something to be desired.
In an era where the news media has to be aware of the news making capabilities of a citizen armed only with a camera phone or other multimedia device, surely they could have used a few pieces of consumer generated content?
Link Shack – B52s. Links for Wednesday May 31, 2006
Tech Web – businesses are tapping into the power of the community through CGC
iMedia Connection – what will surely do for CGC what Stormhoek did for blogging relations. The ultimate case study….Snakes on a Plane. I wonder how many people who see SoaP will be bloggers and CGC proponents?
Jaffe Juice – Joe Jaffe on his favourite subject! I’ve just picked up “Life After the 30-Second Spot” from the library and I’m really looking forward to cracking it open. If you haven’t seen Joe’s own bit of CGC please check it out
Caveat – despite the example that I used, it seems that some “traditional” media companies are actually quite good at embracing social media for their own good.