From the monthly archives:

July 2007

Busy day for online video today: not one but two "professional" video sites have launched -- although one has no content to speak of yet, just an e-mail form and a press release. That one is 60frames.com, which according to the release was "incubated by leading Hollywood talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA)…

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Via a post by my friend Paul Kedrosky I found out that the Drudge Report is responsible for one quarter -- a whopping 25 per cent -- of all inbound traffic to some of the leading British news sites, including The Guardian, the BBC, the Independent and the Telegraph. That's a mind-boggling number. It comes…

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As some of you may know, one of the highlights of mesh 2007 for me was the chance to sit down with my friend Mike Arrington from TechCrunch for a "keynote conversation" (as we call them at mesh) on the future of media. Thanks to the tireless efforts of video wizard Mark Mckay and the…
Who is Tay Zonday? Who the heck knows. But in my eternal quest to bring you the Internet's finest moments (among other things) I feel compelled to share with you this video of him singing his smash Web hit, Chocolate Rain, which as far as I can tell appears to be a cryptic song about…

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After my recent posts on hyper-local journalism as well as NowPublic and the failure of Backfence, I got some comments from K. Paul Mallasch, a former Gannett journalist who runs a small, local "citizen journalism" or "networked journalism" site called MuncieFreePress.com in Muncie, Indiana. We exchanged emails about the failure of Backfence and about the…

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