Saturday, 06 October 2007 20:00

Chat with Brendan, the web 2.0 man of The Economist

Written by  Abhishek

Brendan Greeley is the Web 2.0 Guy of The Economist. Currently, a week old in the organisation (at the time of the conversation) literally this one man army is spending his time to help The Economist embrace the nuances of the new media! He has shuffled many roles over the past few years and had also served as the 'Blogger in Chief' of the public radio show, 'Open Source' of which he was the founding member. In this candid conversation, Brendan and his sense of humor reign throughout!

Although his job description demands him to be a conference hopper and socialise not only on the internet but, also at cocktail parties, he confesses that he would love to live his life a little less digitally if he had the choice. Having said that he is an admirer of the new culture prevading the internet of social networks and blogging. He considers himself a journalist and believes that a community which is built around a solid service (say, content in case of The Economist) is the future and that journalism is a craft which cannot be outsourced and diluted.

While he has grand plans for The Economist and already inundated with tons of work in strategising about how a 150 year old company will lubricate itself to suit this new web culture, he was prompt in his response to our emails and spared his time for this chat. Go dowload that file and enjoy the "interview." Brendan is more Point Blank than Aditya and I are in this chat. And a few of his one liners will give your eye brows some exercise! 

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