NBC Sports #Fail

I know, that’s a provocative headline. (And Olympics fans are probably laughing.) I’m am regularly driven insane by email marketing that is written by people who remain clueless, even though by Internet standards this industry is incredibly mature. An email featuring NBC Sports just happened to be my tipping point. NBC Sports fail is related to […]

NBC Privileges Facebook Connect

I won’t be commenting on any NBC Olympics blog posts, or giving them a thumbs-up. That’s because the only option for commenting voting is Facebook Connect. Unlike the federal government, which has also privileged Facebook Connect, NBC is a corporation. It has no “taxpayer public interest” that should mandate the option of an open — […]

Wikipedia, P2P Hit “Big Time”

I just watched the first two episodes of NBC’s new web-only sciFi series, GeminiDivision. A rant about the fact that NBC’s “download” service is Windows-only: later. A rant about the poor user experience: later. A discussion of the business model: later. But Wikipedia and P2P are endorsed by NBC. The “downloading videos” FAQ: Peer-to-peer (P2P) […]

NBC To Test “Late Night” Online

Lorne Michaels, the man behind the 1970s phenomena Saturday Night Live, plans to take NBC’s “Late Night” to the web this fall. According to the Los Angeles Times, Michaels wants new host Jimmy Fallon “to work out as many of the rough spots in his presentation as possible in performances on a website” before current […]

Newsvine, NBC Launch TV News Talk-Back “Club”

This announcement from Newsvine, which was recently purchased by MSNBC: If you see a segment on the NBC Nightly News you want to discuss, simply head to the new Newsvine-powered NBC Nightly News Discussion Club at nightly.newsvine.com and an inventory of every single video clip from the most recent broadcast will be waiting for you […]