April 24th, 2007
Quick Hits Returns! (And this time it’s personal…)
- Al-Jazeera launches YouTube channel, apparently leaving film editor at home. On a related note, American conservatives launch a site to keep House Dems “accountable.”
- Internet Now Infested With Offensive Content. I believe my work here is done.
- Presidential Debates Go Online. See previous item.
- But wait! Is porn losing the popularity contest, or simply penetrating the popular?
- MySpace Launches Site For U.S. Spanish Speakers. Candidates, hitch up your translators and let’s go for a ride on the bilingual social networking frontier.
- But we’d better get there quick or people might think you’re a weirdo. Why come you have no MySpace? “In the future, those without profiles risk being ostracized. Privacy not as privilege, but as crime.”
- MoveOn vs. McCain: It’s Smackdown Time. Hotline has the numbers on MoveOn’s primary-state ad buy, and Slate thinks it might just backfire.
- Up the revolution — No More Landing Pages! (via AdRants). But wait, here’s an AdRants story worth landing on: short shorts return.
- Digg.com reveals news stories fade after 1 hour. I can think of quite a few that I WISH had faded after an hour.
- Is advertising being supplanted by conversation? Another AdRants find (clearly on a roll).
- 2,914 MarketingSherpa Readers Can’t Be Wrong. At least, if they’re talking about viral marketing.
- Why RSS can make your life better: singing the praises of Netvibes, and Jason Z. finds that stick people make the best RSS explainers of all.
- One hit too many: Bizarre photos from White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Wonkette readers unsure if Julia Allison was replaced by a wax dummy or just photoshopped herself into the pics. My, what a nice (and consistent) back-arch — you simply MUST refer us to your personal trainer.