Recently, I interviewed Nick Bilton. Nick is a New York Times reporter, and lead technology writer for their Bits blog. He's also the author of the new book, I Live in the Future and Here's How it Works. It's a lively, entertaining read, and an excellent overview of the new environment of digital media. Part of the book discusses the way more and more of us are finding news, arts, and entertainment not by turning to one official guide, such as the New York Times or CBC, but based on recommendations from our 'anchoring communities', the people in our online social circles. That got me wondering about friends as 'discovery agents'. How do you find new music, great videos and books? Do you read trusted critics? Consult your weekend paper? Rely on your Facebook friends? Let me know!
A shorter version of this interview will air on a future episode of Spark, but you can hear the full, uncut interview below if you download the MP3. [Runs 16:47]
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