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Social Media Turns A Page

by Allen Weiner  |  January 20, 2009  |  2 Comments

Online coverage of President Barack Obama’s inauguration brought new clarity to the media opportunity for social networks, proving the inherent value of varying social graphs and demonstrating what it takes to ignite powerful, meaningful conversations at a huge scale. With a dizzying array of online coverage, ranging from Hulu’s feed of Fox News to Livestation’s […]


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Online Coverage of the Inauguration

by Allen Weiner  |  January 20, 2009  |  1 Comment

As someone who vividly recalls the day JFK was sworn in, I am trying to draw parallels between 1961 and 2009 (aside from the fact that JFK’s historic day was shown only on three TV networks). I am hoping the massive online and broadcast coverage helps provide me insight. I will be deploying multiple PCs […]

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U.S. Searchers Say: “What, Me Worry?

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

Economy in trouble? Layoffs coming in horrific waves? Daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy? Oprah packing on the pounds? Hah. We’re not worried about any of that sort of mundane sort of trivia. What we want to know is does a straight beat a flush. Or what did Paris Hilton wear to some wonderful after-party. Or […]

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And They Would Call The Network, Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  November 14, 2008  |  Comments Off

Here’s some food for thought: as NBC and Fox plan to share resources, would it make sense for News Corp to spin off Fox Broadcasting and for GE to spin off NBCU and create a new combined network? Imagine the efficiencies. Heck, I’d call the new network Hulu (the name of their online joint venture) […]

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