Portal shmortal:
Birmingham arts portals, eh? You wait years for one, and then along come eight at once (artsnet, B’ham What’s On, BAM, BBC, B’ham .org, Lycos What’s On Birmingham & B’ham Alive). The eighth and latest is the rather tasty MyBrum. It’s headed up by the very street-savvy Roifield Brown (Interview, New Media Age, 31/01/02) and features a smattering of unique content, such as short mini-interviews with creative Brummies such as Matt Rawlinson (CODE, Raw Design), Adam Cole (Custard Factory manager), and Max Kandhola. MyBrum’s navigation is a little un-intuitive, some links don’t work, and some of the interior pages need enhancing graphically – but it looks promising.