Just think of all the publicity my album will have. It’s a brilliant opportunity because 120 million people watch that show.
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From The PA Report:
But let’s get back to the general ecosystem out there: How do sites justify running longer, in-depth stories that won’t bring in the huge page views? I have bad news. They write shit. Popular shit.
I stopped getting mad at the “Top Ten Japanese Panties I Jerked Off To Last Night” stories on certain sites when I realized that the hundreds of thousands of page views those articles received helped pay for a writer to spend a week gathering sources and do original reporting for a feature.
The “Sexy Cosplay” galleries are worth an epic amount of page views, and they get passed around social media, so the uniques aren’t bad either. The sad truth is that the content you hate on most gaming blogs is usually incredibly popular, and helps them pay for any solid reporting you do enjoy.
Golfers have a saying, ‘drive for show, putt for dough’, and I think the same brush stroke is also true for online journalism.
That said, I find it very telling that even this infrequent Facebook user found himself interacting with status updates instead of doing other stuff on my phone — Home radically increased my Facebook usage. If Facebook makes good on its promise to release monthly updates and these updates can significantly increase the basic utility of the homescreen, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see a lot of people start using it.
That’s what Zuckerberg needs… Facebook Home has you interacting with Facebook more often, and for longer periods of time, on your mobile. Stop looking for deeper reasons, the one on the surface is the one that counts.
And then, finally, yesterday, almost three years after we originally registered the domain, we were flooded by a very sudden and very certain torrent of texts and Facebook messages, emails and Twitter replies. She is dead, they all said. In a panic, I forgot the site’s password, and then put up the wrong page for a few seconds, by accident. Jared did the same.
It lived, it burned, it died. What now? It’s a monument, a story, a mad idea seen through to competition. It’ll be imitated, but never bettered. In their own words, this is how Jared and Antonio shepherded IsThatcherDeadYet.com
Deadspin’s Drew Magary decides he wants to sing the Anthem at a ball game, and the Potomac Nationals oblige. This is his story of the anthem.
Loogit all the big words! I have no fucking idea what a rampart is. If you’re unsure of the words to the anthem, this section will out you as an imitation Enrico Palazzo. Melody-wise, this section represents the end of your honeymoon period. The American Ninja Warrior portion of the course comes next. You better have taken in enough breaths before this happens:
and the rockets’ red glaaaaare…
So there’s a leak of just part of the new Bond theme, which hints at the ‘big ballad’ style and the use of John Barry’s motif. But it’s not quite long enough to fully get the track. It’s leaked at almost the same time as the time and date for the full reveal of the track is announced, and is being squelched on YouTube and SoundCloud for copyright reasons. But it’s really easy to find the ‘leak’ and hear the forbidden fruit…
That’s rather handy, in a PR building up the media buzz sort of way.
“The goal is that Firefox OS shows that the Web can be a viable alternative to proprietary applications,” [Director of Research Andreas] Gal said.
As the major websites online turn away from HTML to native code on smartphones, why is Mozilla’s Firefox OS pushing it as one of the main selling points? More to the point, there have been countless little mobile OS projects like this (such as Save JE), what makes this one special… beyond name recognition?
Jeff Jarvis on the issues NBC is having thanks to the incredibly smart decision to tape-delay the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
The bottom-line lesson for all media is that business models built on imprisonment, on making us do what you want us to do because you give us no choice, is no strategy for the future. And there’s only so long you can hold off the future.
I could have just said “Pearltrees have launched their iPad app” and pointed out they bought me a croissant in 2009, but isn’t it more interesting to ask why the next step after a desktop browser app is Apple’s tablet?
Based in Paris and launched around the world less than two years ago, Pearltrees launched their iPad application today. Given the user base of the iPad, it’s one of the smartest moves Pearltrees could have made.
The discussion is over on Forbes.
Back in olden times, people would get up and complain about the weather. Now that we have evolved and do everything else online, the weather is always the same – slow internet connection and not enough cute pictures of cats. What is there to moan about now?
So thank you Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, you’ve given the internet something better than rain. You’ve given us something to moan about every… single… day…
Tip of the hat to GD, if I could ever find the link on Facebook again. Must remember to moan about that as well.
But, as with any arts venture and any entrepreneurial effort, the realistic odds are that you’ll be one of the people whose efforts fail to shake the world. The realistic odds are that you’ll earn more working a regular job in an office than you will trying to invent fictional worlds and then invent new ways of selling them. There’s only one good reason to do that kind of thing: because it makes you sane and whole and happy.
…Apple has sold ten times as many iPads as the three biggest competing devices combined have shipped, which we’ve already established is a very generous way to represent device success. The iPad is clearly dominating the category in a massive way.
When you make the category, make the rules, and tell the public what they want, of course you’ll dominate it.
Bill Wyman (no, of NPR, not the Stones) lays it al out in depth over on Slate.
The trouble facing the movie industry right now is the same one the music industry had to confront 10 years ago. This is the summing-up sentence I referred to above.The easiest and most convenient way to see the movies or TV shows you want is to get them illegally… Again, to belabor the obvious: The illegal version isn’t just free. It’s better.