Bits and Bytes

August 22, 2007


>”Internet usage is now approaching TV usage — in the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, and Japan — according to an IBM study to which Om Malik points us. Note also that TV networks’ share of online TV viewing is only about 33 percent, below YouTube and barely ahead of Google and social networks in the U.S. — and the alternatives are only beginning (in the life of internet video, it’s only 1954). ” (JeffJarvis)

 >”I love when a friend texts me late at night and says ‘I just saw this band called _____ and i think you’d love them” and then you remember the text a few days later and they’re totally right…’ the sad part is when that band is already signed. the good part is that you get to just enjoy them.” (Ultragrrl)

 >”We know you’re always hungry for more on The Daily basis and that’s why we’re delighted to present you with the gift of Chic Report. We’ll be showering you with more scoops, more fashion, and more of the splendid characters you love! So sit back, enjoy, and come back often for this yummy treat! It’s zero-calorie!” (Fashionweekdaily)

>”Not everyone hates Jason Calacanis, although for those who follow the latest skirmishes in the blogosphere, it may seem that way. The former publisher of Silicon Alley Reporter (it crashed and burned with the dotcoms) and the man behind Weblogs Inc., the blog syndicate he sold to AOL for a chill $25 million two years ago, welcomes any and all comers to the round-robin slugfest that is his online life. He posts his cell-phone number and email address on his blog, priming the flow of conflict. Not even his bosses are spared: While an executive at AOL, after the Weblogs purchase, Calacanis publicly advised his bloggers to quit if their new corporate parent tried to censor them–and bashed AOL’s own search engine, calling it ‘bad, very, very bad’ from a user’s perspective. And he was right.”

 >” Infamous blogger Perez Hilton, who’s being sued for $7.5 million for copyright infringement, for some reason showed up at Clarendon Ballroom recently. ” (ReadeExpress)

>”WHEN: Thursday, August 23th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m WHERE: Apple Store – SoHo, 103 Prince Street, NYC COST: Free, No RSVP required. Seats are first come, first serve. Seating is limited … To coincide with the IFC Center‘s film series “The New Talkies: Generation DIY,” Wednesday, August 22 -Tuesday, September 4, indieWIRE is pleased to present: Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, LOL), Aaron Katz, (Dance Party USA, Quiet City), Greta Gerwig, (Hannah Takes The Stairs), and Aaron Hillis (Fish Kill Flea) , who will participate in amoderated discussion about filmmaking, their similar styles and differences, and the definition of ‘independent.'”


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