Anthropomedia

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

Wired 15.02: A Second Life for MTV

January 29th, 2007
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google, metaverse, MTV, second life, there.com, virtual world
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Wired Magazine has a nice feature on MTV’s efforts to regain relevance in the minds of their fickle target audience (Wired 15.02: A Second Life for MTV). The concept would be stunning, if it wasn’t already old hat: create a free virtual world where your fans can congregate and be served content, then offer premium […]

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TheBurg

January 29th, 2007
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reviews, the burg
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I’ve previously posted about tech and trends in the world of New Media or Media 2.0 or whatever you want to call it. Now I’m ready to mix in some discussion of the content that’s out there, part description and part review. I’d love for anyone out there to comment on these posts in particular. […]

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Online Video Gets Real

January 26th, 2007
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brightcove, itunes, pc magazine, revver
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PC Magazine has a cover-story article, “Online Video Gets Real.” It’s a nice piece, short and easy to digest, and it discusses, albeit without much insight, ways to make money off Web vid. I recommend checking it out for the links. There’s a lotta luv in the article for Brightcove, and I think it’s justified. […]

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Politico

January 24th, 2007
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politico, washington post
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A hyped political Website aggregating news and editorials with some blogging debuted today. Politico aims to be a one-stop shop for politics in the USA. One of it’s differentiating hooks is the absence of a traditional editorial page; instead they offer a “Speak to Power” blog type page where folks can rant. It appears the […]

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Newsplex

January 22nd, 2007
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convington, ifra, newsplex, nieman

I picked up an interesting story today on the Web. There’s a Nieman report on the Newsroom of the 21st Century, which is one of the best short articles on the subject I’ve read. It’s aptly named “Goodbye Gutenberg.” The author, Randy Covington, points out that news organizations must acknowledge the extremely disruptive nature of […]

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Obits

January 19th, 2007
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dv, youtube
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Obits? Yes, even obituaries are going New Media. Check out the wonderful Art Buchwald piece offered up by the NY Times. Somehow, this seems like an important development. If New Media is about breaking down barriers and redefining boundaries, then the obituary is the exemplary target for such reinvention. After all, what’s more personal and […]

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iPhone mania

January 18th, 2007
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apple, cingular, ebay, iphone, skype
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Apple shook up the mobile phone world with their iPhone announcement. How big is this product to Apple? They changed the name of the company from Apple Computer Inc. to Apple Inc. I think that says something. Of particular interest to this blog are the iPod and video capabilities of the device. I’ve trashed the […]

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Mildly interesting

January 17th, 2007
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apple, apple tv, media center, netflix
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Lots happening in the ole New Media world, most of which is mildly interesting. For example, Netflix have announced they’ll allow movie rentals over the Internet, straight to your PC. Good for them — they recognize they’re dead in the water if they don’t start to offer such a service. But only Windows? Only PC? […]

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Back

January 16th, 2007
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I started this blog with the thought I’d post each and every day of the business week. Well, I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, so I suppose I owe an apology to my adoring fans. Or is that fan? Two very exciting things have happened during my hiatus. Firstly, I was able to […]

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