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Will Media Backlash Doom Twitter?

Doubtful. Mainstream Media Do Not Have A Good Track Record On Calling Fads. My 81-year-old father, who uses his MacMini to play solitaire and who lives in rural/agricultural southwest Georgia, asked me about Twitter over the weekend. That’s penetrating the mainstream. And yet the incumbent backlash has begun, on the heels of Twitter’s launch into […]


JibJab Gets $7.5 Million

It looks like there’s still some lending going on. JibJab just closed $7.5 million in investor funding, according to TechCrunch. I guess no one told them that they were supposed to be asking Uncle Sam for money. JibJab is in the top 100 most popular sites in the U.S. It is best known for its […]


Want To Increase Online News Readership?

Here’s a suggestion: provide links to primary source data. The inspiration for this mini-rant? Two stories on Navy and Marine motorcycle fatalities. The first ran in the NYT (and Seattle Times) on Sunday; the second ran on yesterday. In the last 12 months, 50 of the 58 sailors and marines killed on motorcycles were […]