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Archives for October, 2008


Videoing My Vote

by Allen Weiner  |  October 31, 2008  |  Comments Off

Since I always do what Google suggests (he said, tongue firmly planted in cheek) I noticed YouTube suggested that U.S. voters record their voting experiences on November 4 and upload them to YouTube for a special Video Your Vote channel. Here’s the hitch: not all states in this great union of ours allow you to […]

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Tell Your Statistics To Shut Up

by Allen Weiner  |  October 30, 2008  |  1 Comment

I believe that’s what Charlie Brown once said to Linus or Lucy, but in this case a new study somewhat contradicts or at least puts into question a YPA survey about the usage of print Yellow pages I blogged about last week. A new study (as such studies become commodities) now says that print Yellow […]

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Dr. Horrible Makes Top Inventions List

by Allen Weiner  |  October 30, 2008  |  Comments Off

Time offers a great video on the best inventions of 2008 (figuring we are done inventing for the year) featuring Dr. Horrible. “It’s just so out there,” says Time. I guess that’s one way of putting it. I would embed the Time clip (powered by Brightcove) but for some reason, you can socialize it using […]

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Strike.TV Provides New Channel for Hollywood’s Creative Community

by Allen Weiner  |  October 29, 2008  |  Comments Off

There’s an old adage (I think) that says out of chaos comes opportunity. I believe it’s the first cousin to the empty confidence booster that posits when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. I know of two examples in the media world where disasters were turned into media gold. I will try not to digress. […]

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The 2009 Digital Transition Made Easy

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2008  |  Comments Off

One video is worth a googol of words. Can you spot the UHF antenna?

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Christian Science Monitor to Axe Print Version

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2008  |  Comments Off

A story in The New York Times gives us he bad news: after a 100-year run as a powerful voice in the print media world, The Christian Science Monitor will cases its print edition in April 2009, publishing online only after that. The publishing company said that saving print costs will allow it to maintain […]

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Yellow and Green and Read All Over

by Allen Weiner  |  October 23, 2008  |  2 Comments

According to a study by Knowledge Networks on behalf of the Association of Directory Publishers, a significant majority (85%) of the US population has used the printed Yellow Pages in the last year with awareness remaining strong, as 78% of consumers stated they contacted an average of two businesses after looking up a listing in […]

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Do I Miss My N95?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 22, 2008  |  3 Comments

About six weeks ago, I shelled out $299 for an iPhone as our corporate policy changed to allow us to use the device to access company email and calendar services. For someone who travels as much as I do, this was a big step which allows me to stay in touch without finding a WiFi […]

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Troubled Economic Times Forces Newspapers to Ponder Their AP Relationship

by Allen Weiner  |  October 20, 2008  |  1 Comment

A story in The New York Times reveals a number of U.S. newspapers are in the process of giving Associated Press notice that they wish to terminate their relationship. For the Columbus Dispatch, which recently announced the move, the down economy is a significant factor as the deal between the paper and AP costs the […]

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Who Won the Michael Phelps Search Test?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 16, 2008  |  2 Comments

During Google’s Q3 earnings call, Sergey Brin, the company’s president of technology, was talking about Google’s search improvements for the quarter and mentioned the evolution of its “blended results.” Blended results means a search query returns not only the best text links but also images and video. Brin suggested that we type in “Michael Phelps” […]

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