Off air? No way!
Now, I know that posting has been a bit light these past weeks ... Lots of biz-related madness (news on that as soon as it is all official) coupled with the fact that I'm still sorting out a new internet connection at home (long boring story) has made it pretty difficult to send as many 'postcards' as I'm used to.
That doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about you, my beloved readers, commenters, family, friends and passers-by. Ha! Far from it. So, without any further ado, here are a slew of tasty links that I've come across over the past week but have not had time to discuss here.
Regular programming will return shortly. In the meantime, it's link madness this lovely Monday morning!
- The Skype hyper | Economist.com
How eBay Created Latest Internet Bubble. If you take the Economist's word for it, Meg may not last much longer.
- IAB Press Release - 2007 Digital Revenue
Historic Second Quarter: Revenues Exceed $5 Billion for the First Time.
- Funny or Die - Chosen Videos - Most Buzz All Time
A nice selection of very funny videos. They pick off YouTube videos and show them on their own site with ratings and other community tools. Sequoia has actually invested in this business.
- Techmeme Leaderboard is live - Techmeme News
Gabe Rivera's latest is a Technorati-like ranking tool for A-list bloggers. Ok, it is a nice, ego-inflating, somewhat gameable interface that could/should take out the Technorati 100 list (which sucks these days), but what I really want is a searchable database of the daily links. I'd get much more value from that than knowing that Techcrunch is the top referenced site on Techmeme.
- Techdirt: Romney Learns About The Pitfalls Of User-Generated Content
Poor Mitt. He obviously never saw the Chevy Tahoe fiasco. Here's the most seen homemade video to come out of their little experiment: Jumpcut - Way! Bravo Mitt ... Doh!
- No Indie Digital Agency Is Safe From Sir Martin - Advertising Age
Article detailing WPP's Blast Radius acquisition.
- Publicis Modem and Dialog talent join forces - Brand Republic
Publicis Modem's Tom Poynter and Dialog's Sebastian Dreyfus are teaming up as joint managing directors of Publicis Modem London to lead digital business for Publicis Worldwide in the UK.
- Online ads save UK from slump - Brand Republic
Internet advertising broke through the £1.3bn barrier in the first half of 2007, preventing the UK advertising industry from slipping into recession.
- Campaign Magazine Digital Awards 2007
- Yahoo Search Just Got Smarter
- How to Quit Facebook - wikiHow
This is funny in a geeky kinda way ...
- YouTube - Project Direct
A nice application of the new Pareto rule, in my opinion. A new competition allowing people to direct an original film using specific elements outlined by award-winning filmmaker, Jason Reitman. Look for much more of these competitions to start popping up. Moving beyond simple UGC concepts, these nextgen comps target specific groups with the aim to motivate smaller groups to produce content for the masses. Here are 3 posts I've written on the Pareto rule, just for reference: Pareto, revisited, Rethinking Pareto, What is the 1% rule.
That's all for now. All of these links are categorized individually over on my del.icio.us page
, in case you need to find them later.
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