Archive For The “media” Category

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Public ≠ Property of Facebook: Another round in the Facebook privacy rigmarole

By | March 30, 2010

Facebook has one again issued changes to their privacy policy that is pissing people off. At this point, I’ve pretty much come to accept that facebook has no respect for their users, or their valuable networks, data, and attention they provide. There are a whole series of proposed changes, which are outlined wonderfully by TechCrunch […]

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New Media, Old Culture: meeting the Luce Foundation selection board

By | February 5, 2010

I wasn’t able to get a blog post up earlier this week because I spent Tuesday and Wednesday with the Henry Luce Foundation’s fellowship selection board (and Thursday catching up on all the sleep I didn’t get Monday and Tuesday night). But I wanted to get something up so a handful of scattered, poorly articulated […]

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Navigating Online Communites: a basic primer (part 1/2)

By | January 20, 2010

Over the past few years, I’ve written countless times about brands and online communities and through it all there’ve been several concepts and principles that seem to crop up again and again. It seemed about time to lay out the most basic and general principles more systematically. Brands and Communities: 3 Core Principles Brands understand […]

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Tweeting Grief: the politics of public mourning

By | December 26, 2009

I recently stumbled across a post on regarding the controversy surrounding prominent mommy-blogger Shellie Ross’ decision to tweet about her son drowning. I had heard vaguely about it previously and dismissed it with a long-suffering “oh lord, the internets” eyeroll, but the tomatonation piece make me think about it a little more closely. Putting […]

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Control Issues: YouTube’s new blocking features

By | November 5, 2009

TechCrunch reported this morning that YouTube has added two new video-blocking features to their arsenal for sponsoring partners. The first is a button that allows to easy blocking of duplicate content. By selecting it, partners can automatically block other users from uploading another version of the same content. The second is a geo-blocking tool that […]

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Unimaginable Audiences: why broadcasters miss their targets

By | October 14, 2009

A recent article in Ad Age Mediaworks discusses the success of more “conventional” shows like the new NCIS spin-off, NCIS:LA, noting that broadcast networks are shying away from “clever, unique concepts that drive buzz and conversation” and opting for clones of successful programs as a safer bet for ratings. One part of the article caught […]

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The Future is coming (again)

By | September 2, 2009

As the summer winds down, it’s time again to start gearing up for the Convergence Culture Consortium (C3)’s annual Futures of Entertainment Conference. This November 20th and 21st will be the 4th installment of our biggest and most public event, featuring key thinkers from across industry and academia, hashing it out on a range of […]

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Fans as brand and content promoters: why letting people use your stuff is awesome

By | August 21, 2009

This was originally going to be a globalization/delight post, but then I realized that the thing I was going to write about was in fact a great example of a key point from my recent post on Youtube Vloggers as brand ambassadors about how fans are your best intermediaries and translators. Take, for instance, this […]

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economic demands and community management: Emusic and Imeem’s Mistakes

By | July 9, 2009

Recently, three major music download and streaming sites underwent significant changes in their payment model and service offerings in response to revenue demands, causing a stir amongst their respective user-bases.While a simple logic of “give them what they want” when it comes to how to court communities would be nice, it doesn’t always hold in […]

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Globalization and . . . no, wait, what?

By | July 3, 2009

I was all set to run a Globalization/Delight post to ease into the holiday weekend, but was instead blind-sided by this promotion for the latest LG Cyon phone — Black & White — in Korean markets: In case you missed it: yes, that is two white people, one of whom is in full-body black paint. […]

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