Jason’s Brilliant New Social Network: Jasonverse

Filing this under “brilliant ideas I’m going to trademark but never develop because I’m broke”: ANOTHER SOCIAL NETWORK! Yes! You need ONE MORE! Or three more. Hear me out! I call it Jasonverse. For lack of a better working title. Think WritersCafe/YouTube/Flickr meets Foursquare meets Klout. You post a story/video/picture and share with your friends…

He’s On A Boat (Or How James O’Keefe Didn’t Do It Right)

So it seems James O’Keefe got busted trying to “punk” CNN by attempting to seduce anchor Abbie Boudreau with some sort of elaborate ruse involving fruit, sex toys, and a boat.   He’s on a boat!  Oh, where to begin on the absurdity. The plan itself is just full of issues left and right, reading like a Mary Sue…

Media Holdouts In The Digital Age

The Economist writes about media’s analogue holdouts and how they may be missing out on some awesome digital benefits: They have some good reasons. Online advertising is worth much less than television or print advertising. It is hard to persuade people to pay much (if anything) for digital content. Technology firms such as Amazon and Apple…

A post about a Washington Post column that mentions Lady Gaga but not Justin Beiber found via Kottke.org

Interesting column from Gene Weingarten about how the new newsroom is different than the old and, in particular, the impact it has on headlines: The only really creative opportunity copy editors had was writing headlines, and they took it seriously. This gave the American press some brilliant and memorable moments, including this one, when the Senate…

Twitter Users More Likely To Be Active Offline

According to a survey by MRI, Twitter users are not only more active online than average adults but are more than twice as likely to be active in their communities offline: The survey finds that Twitter users score high on all dimensions of public activity. They are 209% more likely to have written something that’s been…

New New Media Replaces Old New Media But Nothing Is Dying

Cory Doctorow says that reports of blogging’s death are greatly exaggerated.Content’s just finding more appropriate mediums. When all we had was the stage, every performance was a play. When we got films, a great lot of these stories moved to the screen, where they’d always belonged (they’d been squeezed onto a stage because there was no alternative)….

Newspapers And The Hulu Model

Wesley Donehue over at TechRepublican wonders what if newspapers explored the Hulu advertising model? Let’s look at South Carolina as an example. The State’s John O’Connor and Gina Smith pumped out “must read” material for the nation during the Mark Sanford scandal. Unfortunately the only money they got from the increased readership was a hopeful increased…

Promoting The Right Online And The Negative Value Of My Thoughts

NOTE: I have no idea why this post is suddenly current. It was originally drafted in August, 2007. Why it’s here now, I dunno. But as it’s out there, no point in pulling it down. But do keep in mind all thoughts are in the context of 2007. Then again, how much has really changed…

Virtually Farming For Public Relations or How Not To Game The System

Let’s say you’re BP. You are nearly fifty days into what could be the worst environmental disaster in United States history. Ouch, that’s going to be a heck of a public relations nightmare, isn’t it? But, wait, here’s an idea! Why not invite all those connected Facebook users who live along the Gulf coast to…