In which @mathewi nails the fundamental flaw in Google’s +1: “Sure, I Could Join a Google-Based Social Network, But Why?” http://j.mp/dEOfUf
Publishers who want their content to go viral need to stop thinking about it as...– HuffPo co-founder [Jonah Peretti] explains the secrets of viral content | VentureBeat (via nickdouglas) Very nice.
Kyle Chandler Courted For FX’s ‘Powers’ –... →
I am ON BOARD with this idea. ON BOARD.
RT @mdfsmash: a small reminder about an awesome video circa 2007 http://t.co/6HPNAwA #shoes #letsgetem cc: @alexdelyle @lizlet
It’s difficult to see how a kickboxing hottie like [Jennifer] Garner would work...– Hollywood Entertainment Breaking News - Nikki Finke on Deadline.com/hollywood GUN. IN. MOUTH.
Save the date, LA! It’s gonna be a PARTY! RT @NewTeeVee: April 26 Is Cord Cutters Day: Join Us for Meetups Everywhere http://dlvr.it/Llpz7
Catching up with last week’s @trackinthebox picks. If you love music, you should subscribe — a new song a day, streaming free.
The company that Tumblrs together stays together,” she said, with a laugh.– Why Oversharing Can Help Startups: Online Video News « My favorite quote from this piece. (via evangotlib) Definitely. (via mikehudack) True story: As soon as Annie said it, I think she regretted it — especially when I immediately told her that it was going in the piece. I promised...
Why Oversharing Can Help Startups: Online Video... →
After following most of Blip.tv on Tumblr for years, I decided to write about the company’s use of the service. Which is actually a pretty interesting case study for any start-up. (Of course, then Tumblring it adds a new level of meta to the experience.)
Time and Relative Dimensions in Six Years
wannafeelold: Doctor Who came back to our screens six years ago today. Blimey. Six. This actually makes me feel young.
“Straight Male Gamer” told to ‘get over it’ by... →
This is WONDERFUL. Go BioWare!
Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's "Friday" As... →
This essay is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, and almost makes up for the fact that this song keeps getting stuck in my head. (Via Leslie of the delightful Beastlies.)
RT @ryanlawler: Thwarted the Variety pay wall by leaning in real close and squinting my eyes at the opaque text. Take that, pay wall!
The Writing Life (For the Moment)
So, as of last Friday, life officially changed somewhat dramatically for me. (Pants before noon EVERY DAY. So strange.) But recently, there have been a lot of projects floating around, so let me lay out everything that’s officially going on. Everything that gets published during weekday working hours has been scheduled in advance during non-working hours because, y’know. Job. But...
NOT GEOBLOCKED! RT @meganwest: For five perfect minutes of Doctor Who: http://youtu.be/51JtuEa_OPc then http://youtu.be/RkmiefoRcfU
Mom is in town for the weekend! We are spending our time together engaging with fine art and culture. http://plixi.com/p/85261357
Sooooo I’ve been officially hired on at @aots. (But will continue contributing weekly to @newteevee.) Fun times ahead!
Smith was 29 when she recorded Horses. Joan Didion was 29 when she wrote her...– In Which We Can Feel The Horses Long Before Horses Enter the Scene - Home - This Recording I keep rereading the above, because I’ll never ascribe the word genius to myself (I have too many scrapes and bruises on a regular basis, for one thing), but this piece hits on something I’ve...
RT @urlesque: .@YouTube’r Jimmy Wong breaks down Ching Chong for us and UCLA’s Alexandra Wallace. http://aol.it/i68IoU
A quick thought about the difference between HBO...
…is this: While the House of Cards deal is pretty exciting, I genuinely wonder about what will happen when the show premieres — because of the lack of a live airdate. Sure, when I watch HBO series on the regular it’s often via TWC’s VOD the day after. (Though with Game of Thrones, I’ll probably DVR it because HBO VOD isn’t in HD and wow I am a nerd who loves...
Great night at @funnyordie party. The reason you go to #sxsw - the opportunity to have long high-level conversations with people like @nick.
Except for not being able to sit comfortably in that chair, #sxswfd keynote went well. Thx to everyone who came & @feliciaday for asking me!
In which @meganwest and I buy iPads in Austin. @theappleblog: Opening Night at the SXSW iPad 2 Pop-up Store http://t.co/j2sGBJu
GroupMe may be the #sxsw It App, if only because they are giving out the It Food: grilled cheese sandwiches.
RT @bronwyn: I recommend following @acarvin for updates on the #earthquake in #Japan and tsunamis following it
Barbarian Group's First-Timer SXSWi guide →
spytap: Genius. This guide is correct on all points except one: “Actress Felicia Day“‘s keynote will not be “cute.” It will melt your face off with genius-level tips for utilizing social media to promote your product and Real Talk about the state of web original content today. Also maybe some pyro. Still waiting on the permit.
“Doctor Who” will have same-day premieres in the UK & US in April! Thumbs up, BBC, for acknowledging your global brand. http://t.co/1gnSCiN
Stuff like this is why I enjoy @aots so. RT @dropdeadsuit: Jeremy’s Dragon Corner discusses Water Dragons - http://bit.ly/gDlITu
Big day for @jaybushman @maureenmcq and the transmedia world in general: http://bit.ly/dEM1e6
A quick note about press releases
It’s the week before SXSW, which of course means my inbox is clogged with notes from various agencies and PR reps. Some might ignore them; the wise and mighty Om, however, teaches us otherwise: “Who do you think you are? You are not too important to not reply.” I have adjusted his teachings ever so slightly for my own purposes — I do not respond necessarily to press...
The @nextnew/@youtube deal is official — interesting times for web video ahead. http://t.co/Px7teAT
Reddit made me cry and laugh today
dwineman: I have 51 hours left to live. Ask me anything. I’m 4 years old. Ask me almost anything. Two of the most poignant online conversations I’ve ever seen, and for completely different reasons. “51 Hours…” made me fucking BAWL. So incredibly moving on so many levels.
Today on @gigaom, @maxsilvestri @nick and @funnyordie explain when and why an animated GIF works better than video: http://bit.ly/gtRRa0