Doc Searls: “What if the roles we play are not to pass along substances called ‘data or ‘information’ but rather to feed hungry minds?”

Doc Searls: Beyond mediation: We are all media now, right? That’s what we, the mediating, tell ourselves. (Or some of us, anyway.) But what if that’s not how we feel about it? What if the roles we play are not to pass along substances called “data” or “information” but rather to feed hungry minds? That’s […]

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Porn and Music are the canaries in a coal mine

While it can be argued that the attention economy has hurt the pornography and music industries the most over the past few years, I’d turn that around and say they are both spheres where real innovation can be found. Two cases in point: Andrew Chen: Freemium business model case study: AdultFriendFinder ARPU, churn, and conversion […]

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CNN gets rid of the crawl

I expected this to be bigger news in my circles, but it hasn’t registered. CNN has rejected the news crawl for a far less busy headline flip in its news broadcasts. The new UI makes it far easier to absorb the news broadcast without constant distraction and sometimes even helps to clarify whatever it is […]

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A stimulus plan that sounds worthy of real discussion

David Sassoon: Transition Team Weighing Blockbuster Housing and Stimulus Proposal: The automobile industry was revolutionized with the invention of the hybrid engine that could capture and store energy that would otherwise go up in smoke. Now, there’s a counterpart invention for the housing market that extracts the energy wasted by buildings, and uses it to […]

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