Do we all stand behind each other or what? During the Writers’ Festival there were all kinds of opportunities for writers to share their experiences about marketing of books and how some people in the life of our books might become life coaches or death coaches. People who promise the world tend to be usually death coaches and no one can get more brazen than having your marketing guru a.k.a. coach of taxing death in Robert Lorraway ;-) However, bloggers like Daily Kos and Maurice Levy have been spreading the story of future income streams like water flowing downhill ... Wheee!
The boss of global advertising behemoth Publicis, Maurice Levy is the Napoleon of advertising. Maurice Levy is something of a monument like Iron Curtain himself ;-)
What do 18-year-old guys want to watch on their cellphones? MTV grapples with creating entertainment for the smallest screen The Shorter, Faster, Cruder, Tinier TV Show
The Blog, The Press, The Media: Can Bloggers Get Real?
Message to the Netroots: All politics is corporeal.
Las Vegas, as the ad campaign likes to remind us, is a place people go to untether themselves from reality — to become, if only for a weekend, anonymous and uncensored. It's odd, then, that Vegas is about to play host to a gathering of ordinary Americans whose objective is precisely the reverse. Next week, 1,000 devotees of the liberal blogging universe — people who know one another only as pseudonyms on a screen, connected by only their running commentaries — will descend on the Riviera Hotel in hopes of affixing names and faces to their online personas.
• Kos the Greek Island (aka Julie ;-) The event has been dubbed the YearlyKos convention [Advertising was called the "folklore of industrial society" as early as the 1950's, when Marshall McLuhan used that phrase Free Advertising ; The information is provided "for the purpose of intensifying control over the activities of discotheques The secret Soviet rock list ]
• · Design, photography, music, film, motion graphics — unbound by discipline, creative pros are drawing from any or all of them to redefine the work they do. Redefining Creativity: The New Pro Site ; Hey young workers: One way to reach the top is to start there. Future income stream
• · · An article on Googling America's brain, in which we discover the inner iguana Google is a toy with which to tap into the written word of the American people ; Gosslings, Bacon, and a Kobe beef cow: The media misreports the Porter Goss story The CIA that Gen. Michael Hayden will soon take over is badly in need of an overhaul
• · · · In 1939 I was a Hasidic youth of 16, deeply rooted in the Jewish tradition and confident in my beliefs. In 1945, after six years in the ghetto and in concentration camps, I was in a state of physical and emotional exhaustion and spiritual numbness. Along with the loss of my family and my people, I had also lost two important sources of stability and comfort: the belief in divine providence and the belief in the goodness of human beings. Job's Hope: On not knowing God; Browsing Faith A comment on "God on the Internet" ;“Angels and Engines: The Culture of Apocalypse” Revelation’s symbolic violence—its rivers of blood, mass slaughter, and bodies eaten and torn limb from limb—invites us to dissociate atrocity and its flesh-and-blood conse quences Fuel for Fantasy
• · · · · An article on the problem of knowing what a pundit is going to say a few sentences into his column. We Don't Read Political Columns Anymore ; A review of Eric Boehlert's Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush. Interns? Doggy Style
• · · · · · The Devil Wears Prada ON the first day of his internship last year, Andrew McDonald created a Web site for himself. It never occurred to him that his bosses might not like his naming it after the company and writing in it about what went on in their office. No bloggers need apply ; Disintermediation? Bah to a Buzzword: This Digital Life Is Full of Middlemen All Hail the Middleman: So I found a plumber -- on the Internet, of course