Friday’s Video Views

The Newspaper, Alas Here’s one person’s sobering look at (paper) newspapers’ diminished presence in our lives. (via Nextnik’s YouTube channel) Coupon Crazy Groupon CEO Andrew Mason via TechCrunch’s Evelyn Rusli Social Talking (PR) Heads Five dimensions of social media PR by Cohn & Wolfe’s global digital president @chadlatz: (via @odwyerpr) Sounds good. Now, I ask, […]

Friday’s Video Views

Apple on the Skewer As if Taiwanese video re-enactment of Al Gore’s alleged trysted massage wasn’t enough, we now have an animated take on six months’ worth of foibles by everyone’s favorite Cupertino-based company (h/t The Next Web): Flipped Out While we’re talking Apple, the launch of this week’s latest and greatest tech product generated […]

Friday’s Video Views

Tooling around on the Mashable site this week, I stumbled cross a section called Mashable Battles in which the site’s sociable editors pit two digital platforms, gadgets, smartphones, whatever, against one another. The latest battle asked readers to weigh in on the perennial leader in online video, YouTube, versus the upstart Hulu. Is this a […]

Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of “Video Views” features some hype for TechCrunch Disrupt, Marc Andreessen, Mashable’s Ben Parr and Jim Lehrer. “TechCrunch Disrupt” Debuts Next Week TechCrunch NY-based co-editor Erick Schonfeld promotes TechCrunch Disrupt (May 24-26), which will present established and emerging players who are “disrupting” the media and technology landscape. The confab is what’s left […]

Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of “Video Views” features the founders of Google and Mashable, a Facebook privacy tour, one company’s vision for the magazine stand of the future, and yet another Chatroulette clip. Enjoy. Mashable founder Pete Cashmore on curation as journalism, a term he’d prefer to lose given its varied (and “loaded”) meanings (via emediavitals).Facebook […]

Stupid Car Tricks

Over the weekend, astute PR observer Jennifer Van Grove took to Mashable (with a HT to the Chicago Tribune) to speculate on the authenticity of a video “fast approaching viral status.” Said video, shot on the streets of New York City, shows a wayward wrecking ball broadsiding a Dodge Minivan, flipping it on its side. […]

Evan and Biz Verified

Evan and Biz Verified

Nearly two years ago, my blogging buddy Ike Pigott called my cell with a brainstorm. Let’s start a service that offers to protect the branded identities of those using the day’s popular blogging platforms, e.g., Blogger, WordPress, Typepad… (Twitter was still a twinkle at the time and Facebook was not nearly as ubiquitous as it […]

Why Newspapers Matter

Why Newspapers Matter

In the wake of yesterday’s news that The New York Times had captured five Pulitzer Prizes, bringing its total to 101 — more than any other news organization — executive editor Bill Keller offered the following: “It comes in a year when a lot of newspapers are on the ropes, it is a reminder of […]

Two Vids with the Social Media Trimmings

Two Vids with the Social Media Trimmings

As we head into this weekend’s gorgefest, gorge on these: My Space (pointed to by Corante’s Francois Gossieaux on Twitter via Facebook)Who’s Your Favorite New Media… (from Scoble via Pete Cashmore of Mashable) Happy Thanksgiving.