Stephen Colbert White House Correspondents Dinner BitTorrent

Download a high quality version here. Colbert’s piece begins at 0:52:10. 625 Seeders and 1677 Leechers so far. Wow. This will be remembered for a long, long time. My thoughts: the negative reaction coming from many on the pro-Bush bandwagon is, unfortunately, par for the course these days�as is the celebration of Bush�s �bravery,� especially […]

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Philly Future news and a lawsuit you should know about

I’m happy to announce that my membership to the Media Bloggers Association, for Philly Future, was approved. See Philly Future for the details. Congrats to all the new members, which I see includes Seth Also on Philly Future, we are helping spread word about Maine Web Report and the multi-million dollar federal lawsuit it has […]

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“the more it starts to look like real life”

Slate: Paul Boutin: A grand unified theory of YouTube and MySpace: When trying to rope in the movie and TV studios, YouTube should point to MySpace, where A-listers like Eminem peddle their wares alongside unsigned bands and lip syncers. MySpace makes it easy for musicians, kids, and grandparents to post their own pages by removing […]

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“Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”

I can’t wait for Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen’s anthropological look at Heavy Metal to be released on DVD later this month. Yahoo! had a writeup about the film earlier in the week. Check out “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”‘s trailer. From a Chicago Tribune review: Unlike the current youth movement Emo, metal was never “a […]

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Philadelphia bloggers engage the local political establishment

Monday’s Daily News profiled Hanna Miller, Albert Yee, and Chris Bowers and their efforts to not just speak out – but to make a difference by getting involved in the political process here in Philadelphia. There are a lot of challenges, and one of the not so surprising ones is that long time local leaders […]

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“Power Law of Participation”

Ross Mayfield’s Weblog: Power Law of Participation: Most of Chris Anderson’s Long Tail examples have focused on models of consumption, not production, where intelligence is largely artificial. Amazonian algorythms guide users down the long tail from Britney Spears to Nobodys, made available without the constraints of shelf space. But the interesting question is will the […]

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