Posts Tagged ‘online’

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YouTube’s Top Money Makers Are Record Labels

November 21, 2009

Music videos from Sony and Universal on YouTube have more advertising sold against them than any other group, according to analysis from TubeMogul.Below is an approximation of the daily share of YouTube’s monetized views based on the number of videos that carry ads in YouTube’s daily top 100 most-viewed.

This is why Sony, Universal, and YouTube are teaming up to launch Vevo, the big web music video site, December 8th. According to TubeMogul, 3.94% of YouTube’s daily views come from the two labels.

This also shows how broad YouTube’s base of publishers is, since only two represent more than 1% of the daily share of monetized views.

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Facebook…. it’s like watching soaps at work!

November 9, 2009

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Interesting piece on Salon.com depicting how nowadays people are broadcasting their personal dramas online before a bewildered friends’s audience.

Between people who whine about their dog/cat, the little jimmy learning to shit on the potty, not to mention the slutty friend who screws a different guy every night and by the way, keep you in touch with all the details you certainly dont want to hear about while sipping your coffee.A constant soap opera on the feed posted by people whom are looking for a social connection,support as they  don’t know anymore how to cultivate real friendships.I’m a fairly private person and the saying “you don’t put your business in the street” definitely applies to me.I am amazed at how many people post the most intimate details of their lives on Facebook. I would die of embarrassment if the whole world knew the details about various disagreements and fights I had with friends and family members, not to mention my sexual exploits.It’s completely trashy and so low class.

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Op Ed : Magic has lost his luster with beef against Isiah

October 29, 2009

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As a rabid fan of 1980s NBA basketball, I was saddened to read last week that the friendship between Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas has evaporated and that Johnson has devoted a portion of his latest book “When the Game was Ours,” written with Larry Bird, to trash Thomas.

Once he learned about the book, Thomas simply said he had no idea that Johnson felt that way. However, even though Thomas has taken the high road, it’s still being reported as him “feuding” with Johnson. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ fate was sealed in 1987, when he made the comment that Larry Bird “is a very, very good basketball player. He’s an exceptional talent…” before adding, “but I have to agree with [Dennis] Rodman. If he were black, he’d be just another good guy”.

That was 1987, the era of Reagonomics. For a black athlete to call America’s racial double standard into question back then took a degree of courage. Prior to that statement, Thomas was viewed as a golden boy in the same way that Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were. After that statement, however, he was never seen in the same light again.

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Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do

October 13, 2009

Harvard’s wildly popular course “Justice” with Michael J. Sand, a moral philosopher who has devoted his life to pondering what is the right thing to do.“I’ve wanted to do Michael’s course for more than 20 years,” said Brigid Sullivan, vice president for educational programming at WGBH, which is co-producing the show.“The difficulty in this course is in teaching what you already know,” he tells his students. “It works by taking what we know from familiar, unquestioned settings and making it strange.

Would you switch a runaway trolley from one track to another if it meant killing one person instead of five? Would it be just as moral to push a person in front of the speeding trolley to stop it and save the five? What about a surgeon killing one healthy person and using his organs so that five people who needed organ transplants could live? Is that moral? Why not?

He has apparently succeeded, at least with some. “The course changed how I think about politics,” Vivek Viswanathan, who graduated in June, wrote in an e-mail message. “Questions of politics, Professor Sandel suggested, are not simply a matter of governing the system of distribution but are connected to what it means to live a ‘good life.”

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