Anthropomedia

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

It’s Jerry Time

February 20th, 2007
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it's jerry time, jibjab
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It’s Jerry Time is a stand-alone site, which mainly presents Flash animated comedy shorts, staring who-else-but-Jerry. The shorts chronicle (supposedly true) adventures in the life of Jerry Zucker, as prepared and presented by who-else-but-Jerry and his brother, none-other-than-Orrin. The content is all original, and bears a resemblance to JibJab’s style of animation. The stories are […]

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Apple iTV

February 16th, 2007
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apple, bittorrent, comcast, iTV, joost

I intended to only post a review today of an interesting Web program, “It’s Jerry Time.” But before I do, I feel the need to discuss an I, Cringely article. In keeping with the theme from my earlier post addressing Google’s seemingly contradictory stances on Web TV’s viability, I want to close out the week […]

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Wacky World

February 13th, 2007
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second life
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A few, disparate stories caught my attention over the past several days. Why? Because they underscore the wide-open and wacky world of New Media, and really make me love the concept of Anthropomedia even more. It’s like our creations have developed minds of their own and taken over the world. Maybe I should rename this […]

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Google and Web TV

February 13th, 2007
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google, mark cuban, web tv

Mark Cuban, Web luminary who made a bundle selling broadcast.com in the Internet Boom days, blogs that Google has announced their belief Web TV is not viable due to technical limitations. He crows that this confirms his post that broadband video is overrated. Here’s a link to a USA Today article on the subject. The […]

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String Cheese

February 9th, 2007
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discover, string theory, wikimedia, wikipedia
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Sponsored video contests are proliferating on the Web. I posted about the Doritos advertising contest, and now I have to mention the Discover Magazine: String Theory In Two Minutes Or Less Online Video Contest. How cool is this? String Theory for the masses. It’ll be fun to see how this, er, unwinds. Taking on an […]

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Independent Media . . . in a time of war

February 7th, 2007
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democracy now
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Democracy Now is a daily radio and TV broadcast, that also has a significant new media offering on the Web. The outfit is anchored by Amy Goodman. The site itself is interesting, and I plan on reviewing it in the near future. But today I want to write about a 30 minute documentary they have […]

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Independent Media

February 7th, 2007
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politics
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I have posted about the concept of a Newsplex, and efforts to redefine news reporting in a new media age. Now I want to touch upon a specific case, the power of the Internet, and its shortcomings as well. We live in polarized times, and all manner of social issues are now politicized. I do […]

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more cheese

February 6th, 2007
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advertising, federated
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It occurs to me I missed something in yesterday’s post when writing ad agencies needn’t fear about user generated content: there is a large and, I imagine, lucrative local advertising market. Now here could be the real sweet spot for user generated content. After all, what better way to run a campaign featuring a host […]

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Cheesy

February 6th, 2007
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advertising, doritos, seti
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Doritos ran a contest. Submit a 30 second ad spot and get a chance to win some cash and get the spot aired during the Super Bowl. Let the madness begin. The results were stunning. Lots of ads. Lots of decent ads. Some good ads. A few spots aired during the Super Bowl, and scored […]

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