Archive | November, 2008

Media is more fun than Real Estate

A quick graph to show how the topic of Media Transparent – media – makes for more popular, entertaining copy than the topic of Transparent Real Estate – real estate. It took only a few months. Thank you for reading both.

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How CNN “Holographed” their Correspondents

CNN gets kudos for most original idea during Election 2008 coverage yesterday by “holographing” correspondent Jessica Yellin and pop star Will I Am into the CNN studio to virtually converse with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper. Gizmodo explains how they did it: On the subject’s side: • 35 HD cameras pointed at the subject in […]

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Watching the Election on the Internet

The media buzz on Election 2008 is all about how the internet provides real time updates and commentary much faster than TV and other broadcast media: Passing of the Torch: TV to Internet – Screenwerk I’m Ready to Declare the Winner in the 2008 Race – Arianna Huffington (it’s the Internet) Media groups turn on […]

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Resources for Citizen Election Monitoring via the Social Media

The 2008 Election will be much more transparent with the mass media and social media recruiting citizens to report abnormalities at the polling place via cell phone, Twitter and YouTube. What’s happening in these US elections should have profound influence for future elections around the world where democracies still have corrupt elements. Bravo to the […]

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The Death of Magazines? 52 New Magazines Launched in September and October

(image: Mr Magazine) I went out to find a Sporting News College Basketball magazine for my father who parks it next to his TV for game reference, and could find only two magazine stands in San Francisco. Yes, Borders and Barnes & Noble have them, but the fact is there is no longer any retail […]

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McCain & Palin / Tina Fey SNL Video – Finale to the first YouTubed Presidential Campaign

It’s now obligatory for Presidential candidates to make the comedy circuit. The YouTubed 2008 Presidential campaign officially got started with Paris Hilton’s reply to McCain’s celebrity commercial, and ends with John and Cindy McCain spoofing themselves: Love the White Oprah comment by Palin/Fey… I’m assuming she would enjoy being a talk show host more than […]

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