June 20th, 2007
When Quick Hits Attack! So much is going on this week that I’m splitting Quick Hits into a Presidential Edition and everything else:
- Where Have All The E-Mails Gone? It’s all fun and games until someone gets subpeoned.
- Hackers in Homeland Security’s Own Systems: Congress Investigates. See above.
- Wild combined ad campaign. Fascinating combined online-offline campaign — I’d be frightened to find out how much it cost.
- The Bivings Report goes on a social networking frenzy: Designing for MySpace, Facebook as a News Site and an examination of the limits of Facebook Applications.
- Daily Online Video Consumption Spikes 56 Percent. In other news, officeworker productivity is down 56 percent.
- In a Virtual Universe, the Politics Turn Real. Massive Eve Online game wracked by internal controversy.
- Zack Exley and Amanda Michel Join OffTheBus.Net. Zack’s site has more about this foray into citizen journalism.
- YouTube plays role in Croatian political squabble.
- Homestar Runner Rejects TV to Stay True to Web. Strongbad denied new worlds to conquer.
- GOP Campaign Arm Embraces New Media. NRCC launches new web platform; David All has more.
- Bloggers Fighting To ‘Take Back America’. Lefties! Lefties EVERYWHERE!
- Ethiopian bloggers first to report shock guilty verdict. Not a damn thing funny about this one.
- Rumors Of The Decline Of MySpace Are Exaggerated. Facebook still has a long way to go to catch up.
- Show Me the Numbers: Can Group Fundraising Help You?
- How to Pitch Blogs. Via Getting Attention. For more, see the e.politics blogger relations article.
- Don’t hire an Internet person. Dammit Zack, baby needs a new pair of shoes.
- YouTube: Attack Of The Spam. Just what we need — spam videos.
- Second Life meets Google Earth: Second Earth. The ultimate mashup?
- Orkut, Friendster Get Second Chance Overseas. Our latest cultural export.
- Collaborative Radio Shows Invite Listeners into Creative Process. Radio 2.0.
- Bikini Model Turns Newswoman for Fox Reality Show ‘Anchorwoman’. Shockingly, she’s indistinguishable from normal Fox News hosts.
- Scary fact of the day: Only 10 American diplomats in Iraq are fluent in both written and spoken Arabic.