Have you ever found out that your friends are broken up over Facebook? I have. No longer are the days of long tearful phone calls, whispers around the office, or discussing who’s going to tell whom and how. And, it’s not just coming from Jon & Kate, who somehow feel that divorce and pain are [...]
Archive for September, 2009
I find this video really interesting. Just how important is advertising to the Courant?
Many have chimed in over the stance the Hartford Courant took in the hostage situation July 7, 2009. A former advertising executive kidnapped his ex-wife shortly after their divorce was final. He held her hostage in their home for many hours and made several demands. Among them was that all media outlets remove coverage of [...]
“It’s what’s inside that counts,” and “Looks don’t matter.” Those words are wise, but completely irrelevant to websites. The age-old argument of form versus content has been brought back to life by websites, especially news websites because of the abundance of content and the need to make it easily accessible. The design of news websites [...]
The Onion is of course just for fun, mostly. To me, it has a an element of truth mixed in with the ridiculous. I think this video on Facebook is hilarious, but it also brings up some serious issues of privacy and just how much we should be willing to share in pictures and status [...]
Is Facebook becoming too powerful? Now able to financially support itself and cash-flow positive, Facebook is clearly not following in the path of the less fortunate predecessor, MySpace. Not surprisingly, reactions to Facebook’s continuing success range between anticipation of future investment opportunities and anxiety over a monster gaining momentum. I never joined MySpace, so I, [...]
In exploring the State of the Media website, I was immediately drawn to the section on developing trends. The nature of new media begs an avid watcher of growing trends because getting even a little out of date is unacceptable in the industry. Journalists, bloggers, and writers who are on top of Facebook, Twitter, and [...]