Catching up .. clearing the scrapbook ...
Stevie Ryan, AKA Little Loca, has become the first YouTube discovery to get her own network TV show. She'll co-host reality-based "Online Nation". The half-hour series will showcase user-generated clips found on YouTube, Revver and other sites.
I hate this stuff - Al Gore's CurrentTV would be watchable if they got rid of the amateurish 'announcers' top-n-tailing some actually interesting product. Maybe that appeals to teenagers, doesn't to me. They'll be a looot more of this ... Little Loca's definitely got a demographic, girlfriend. Pour moi? One clip's enough. Later!
- How Microsoft battles Google in Search warfare
“Enterprise search is our business, it’s our house and Google is not going to take that business,”
- Five things you didn’t know about Google’s search Googleer Matt Cutts in very interesting online dialogue with the New York Times.
The psychology of banner ads
repeated exposure to a product via banner ads generates a positive feeling towards that product.
repeated exposure to a stimulus that's barely perceptible can enhance a person's feelings towards what's otherwise a neutral object
familiarity-based advertising may work best for impulse buys, where more detailed evaluations aren't likely to occur~~~~~~~~~~~
An OpenNet Initiative report has found - apart from what you'd think about the usual suspects
no evidence of filtering in more than a dozen of the surveyed countries, among them Russia, Venezuela, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel and Iraq.~~~~~~~~~~~
Motivation, context, and citizen analysis of government data
Swivel is just one place showing how communities can use stats mashups. Jon Udall examines another on his blog and points at his own mash-up which, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, is publishing/explaning crime stats details.
Talking about 'patient intimidation', he comments:
Similarly, when your neighborhood is sick, you’ll be motivated to engage with government data, and you’ll build yourself a context for that.He likes Excel.