I subscribe to the New York Times and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, for Sunday-only newspapers, both with full 24/7 digital access. But I’ve gotten sick of throwing a pound and a half of newspapers into the recycling bin every Sunday morning the moment they come through the front door. I’d rather read my newspapers on my […]
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Rick Leibling’s essay “The Cultural Singularity Paradox” sets out the idea that somewhere in the 1980s we passed a point where technology, music and urban culture combined to breech the walls of monolithic mass media in America. Technology has now spread this “cultural singularity” to the point that we can no longer predict how and why culture will change, what trends will become popular and what memes we will chase.
An extraordinary case study published by the Nieman Journalism Lab about the transformation of the Christian Science Monitor from a dying print-focused publication to a Web-first online focused publication that drove page views from 3 million per month to 25 million in two years. Entitled, “Chasing pageviews with values: How the Christian Science Monitor has adjusted to a web-first, SEO’d world,” is was authored by Jonathan Groves and Carrie Brown-Smith.
Flip was in the business of turning everybody into their own video studio for a very low, one-time cost of less than $200. That apparently was a good enough business model for Pure Digital Technologies, the builders of the Flip. It wasn’t good enough for Cisco, a company focused on routers. Yes, there are competitors coming from Sony and Kodak, but Flip had the brand equity, the reputation.
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AMA & Aquent Webinar: The Fabulous Collision of Search and Social
Social networks and search engines are the two primary ways we seek and browse online for information and personal connections. Google and other search engines have seen huge amounts of traffic growing from social networks and are working frantically to take advantage of this transformation.
These two massive worlds of social networks and search are colliding, and this will change the Internet forever. Click here to watch this Webinar sponsored by the American Marketing Association and Aquent.
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Tim Malbon, founding partner at Made by Many in the UK, spoke at an IPA event about Agile and the philosophy of Made by Many. Video courtesy the IPA, originally uploaded by them on Vimeo.
Hans Rosling illuminates the challenges of world poverty with startling infographics:
Douglas Rushkoff of NYU explains why the Internet will destroy our economy--and why that's a good thing: