Anthropomedia

We all create for one another. And our creations assume a life of their own.

Wikimedia

December 26th, 2006
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geocities, google, stumbleupon, wikia, wikimedia, wikinews, wikipedia, youtube
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On a lark, I typed the URL Wikimedia into my browser. Did I find the multimedia equivalent of Wikipedia? No, nor did I expect to. But I did sort of hope to find at least a skeleton of that beast, awaiting some flesh. So what did I find? The homepage for the Wikimedia foundation, Wikipedia’s […]

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Wired guy pulls the plug

December 20th, 2006
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broadband, cable, wired
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My brother has shared an interesting article in Wired with me. A crazy Wired reporter agrees to cancel his cable subscription. No, he doesn’t replace it with Satellite. He goes with the Internet — Broadband, baby. Take a look here. The reporters treats the experience like a big social experiment. It’s an interesting read, but […]

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Time Person of the Year

December 19th, 2006
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churlish, person of the year, time magazine
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Drum roll, please . . . from the magazine which once considered Osama Bin Laden for Person of the Year honors . . . The Time Magazine 2006 Person of the Year is . . . You. Huh? Are they daft or just looking for an excuse to have an animated GIF on their Website? […]

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CBS Records

December 15th, 2006
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cbs, garageband.com, itunes, music
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CBS is reviving its record label. This is an interesting story. (Parenthetical: it’s funny I chose “reviving” as the word to contain the link to the story. Is there a correct grammatical usage for linking? Should I have used a noun?) CBS will market the label purely as a digital distribution medium. It sounds like […]

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Congdon, day 2

December 14th, 2006
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abc news, abcnews.com, amanda congdon, rocketboom.com, sag
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No video on ABCNews from Amanda Congdon??? Okay, this is annoying. Rocketboom has a new entry each and every weekday. When’s the next Amanda? It’s dumb enough to have to click around to play the video, rather than the simple elegance of Rockboom, which plays automatically. Rocketboom 1ABCAmanda 0 Another update for y’all. I still […]

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Amanda Congdon Debuts on ABC NEWS

December 13th, 2006
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abc news, abcnews.com, amanda congdon, flash, rocketboom.com
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She’s baaaack. Sorry, a cliche just felt right there. Amanda Congdon’s officially back in a Rocketboomsian yet mainstream ABCNews.com segment. It has the feel of Rocketboom . . . with some interesting differences. There’s a 30 second pre-roll ad . . . and a post-roll ad and a looping post-roll Amanda blurb followed by, you […]

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2007

December 12th, 2006
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2007, apple, brightcove, google, iTV, prosumer, web 2.0
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If 2006 was all about Web 2.0 and the resurgence of the dot-com boom, 2007 should represent the payoff, with many of the 2006 start-ups going-to-market. Certainly, many of these products will focus on chasing online digital media revenue. So the question for the day is, who chases best? The deck chairs are being reshuffled […]

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TED

December 11th, 2006
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anthropomedia, freakonomics, TED
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Have y’all checked out the TED site? Click on What Is TED -> About TED -> Highlights and go to town with all the great video. Don’t miss Levitt — even though I’d read the story he tells in “Freakonomics“, I still laughed heartily at his punchline. Dean Kamen provides a simple and extraordinarily succinct […]

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Convergence and Apple

December 7th, 2006
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apple, convergence, ipod, itunes, iTV, tivo, xbox
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For years now, the term ‘convergence’ has been bandied about as the ‘next big thing.’ The paradise envisioned has all media in digital format, and distributed from a central location to multiple devices throughout the home. The Web on your TV. TV on your PC. Music everywhere. Your refrigerator ordering food on the Internet. Your […]

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Amanda Congdon

December 6th, 2006
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abc news, amanda congdon, rocketboom.com, video blog
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A video blogging celebrity, former host of super popular RocketBoom.com, Amanda Congdon has finished her cross-country video blog and among other projects has accepted a position as the sole ABC News Video Blog correspondent. Amanda Congdon certainly has a following, and has achieved a celebrity that may, ahem, rocket her into the media stratosphere. This […]

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