Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the Prankster Brothers Behind “Jenny,” the Whiteboard-Using, Farmville-Exposing, HPOA Girl — Yesterday, everyone on the Internet loved Steve Slater, the Jet Blue flight attendant who quit his job by cursing out his passengers and bolting out of his plane using the emergency slide.
Discussion: New York Observer, Tuned In, Mashable!, BoomTown, Boing Boing, TechCrunch, theCHIVE, Switched, Technically Incorrect, Fast Company, The Atlantic Online, Geek.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Dealbreaker, Blog.games.com, Jezebel, New York Magazine, Citizen Mom, The Consumerist and All Facebook
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Steven Slater, Road Warrior: JetBlue Mints a Folk Hero
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Woman Publicly Outs Boss for Playing “FarmVille” at Work
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Web Meme: BoomTown and the Internet Is on #TeamSlater and His Inflatable-Slide Rage
John Biggs / TechCrunch: It's Official: The Best Bosses Read TechCrunch!
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Woman Quits With E-Mail Reveal of Boss's ‘FarmVille’ Addiction
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect: Report: Crafty quit note outs boss' FarmVille habit
Dan Macsai / Fast Company: Open Letter to HPOA Girl, JetBlue's Mad Flight Attendant, Other Meme-tastic Quitters
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Girl quits job on camera, exposes boss as Farmville addict
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Girl Quits Job With Dry-Erase Story Board, Outs Boss As Sexist Videogame Addict*
Jenny Ng / Blog.games.com: FarmVille LOLs: Girl quits broker job and outs her boss as a FarmVille jerk
Margaret Hartmann / Jezebel: Woman Quits Her Job, Becomes A Hero
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine: Another Excellent Way to Say ‘I Quit’
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Girl Quits After Boss Spends Day On FarmVille
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: HOPA Dry Erase Girl Is A Hoax, Identity Revealed — “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos)” is indeed a hoax, say its creators John and Leo Resig. — I'd love to pull out some well-worn meta-media analysis about how memes are increasingly …
Discussion: The First Post, PE Hub Blog and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: Sacca Isn't Whiteboard Girl Funny, But He's Close
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: “Hot Piece of Ass Girl” Meme Confirmed as Hoax
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Quitting Tale That Suckered the Whole Internet — Photos of an aspiring broker purportedly telling off her boss garnered widespread news coverage and more than 105,000 Facebook “likes” Tuesday. Too bad the story was published by two guys who have pranked the media before.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
A Weekly Magazine Meant for Mobile — A small group of former magazine journalists and editors, including the former president of Newsweek, plan to launch a weekly digital magazine this fall that they hope will capitalize on the idea of creating content specifically for mobile technology.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Romenesko and AdPulp
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals: Nomad Editions: a mobile-only magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-Newsweek president to launch weekly digital magazine
Dan Goldgeier / AdPulp: Freelance Journalism Is Goin' Mobile
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek's editor exodus — Pressure is mounting to find a new editor-in-chief of Newsweek, as the staff defections continue in the wake of the sale two weeks ago to stereo mogul Sidney Harman. — Jon Meacham, the current editor-in-chief, is telling staffers he hopes to pack it in by Labor Day.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek's Evan Thomas leaving the magazine
Newsweek's Evan Thomas leaving the magazine
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wrap, Gawker, New York Observer and New York Magazine
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Evan Thomas Departing Newsweek
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Another Newsweek Editor Announces He's Leaving
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Evan Thomas Leaving Increasingly Empty Newsweek
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Netflix Pay Too Much for Epix Content? — The news that Netflix is teaming up with Epix to bolster its online catalog has generally gotten good reception today, with Netflix stock up 8 percent and analysts like J.P. Morgan's Imran Khan giving the deal a thumbs up.
Discussion: Company Town, Moneywood, Light Reading, Cinematical and The Wrap, more at Techmeme »
Ben Fritz / Company Town: Epix and Netflix digital partnership to make new pay channel profitable [updated]
Lacey Rose / Moneywood: Netflix's Billion Dollar Bet
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Netflix-EPIX Deal Puts Pressure on Cable
Christopher Campbell / Cinematical: Netflix Lands Major Deal Allowing You to Stream Movies Earlier
Wall Street Journal:
H-P Board Surprised Hurd Didn't Go Quietly — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board got caught off guard by the public relations campaign waged on behalf of its ousted chief executive, Mark Hurd, to defend his reputation in the wake of his departure. — H-P's directors “hoped he would move on,” …
Discussion: DailyFinance and Deal Journal
Hugh Collins / DailyFinance: HP Board Blindsided by PR Campaign on Hurd's Behalf
Stephen Grocer / Deal Journal: Deals of the Day: Hurd's Next Act, Private Equity?
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
To click or not to click: Could tiered data plans water down advertising possibilities for news publishers? — In the good old days (of three months ago) you could surf the web on your iPhone with abandon. Do I want to watch this video? Sure! Do I want to download this huge attachment?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals: Could tiered data plans water down advertising revenues?
Channel Five ‘bloodbath’ as Desmond culls seven directors — • Desmond plans to invest £1.5bn over five years — • Up to 80 jobs to go in £20m cost-cutting drive — • Five may return to Project Canvas — Channel Five is to lose seven of its nine executive board directors …
Discussion: Variety, The First Post and Media Week
Steve Clarke / Variety: Channel Five's new owner wields ax
Eliot Sefton / The First Post: Desmond to cut 80 jobs in Five ‘bloodbath’
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Media Industry to Grow Faster than US Economy — A new report out today from Veronis Suhler Stevenson forecasts spending on media and communications will outpace economic growth as consumers invest in mobile and web access and companies pay to reach them there.
Discussion: Business Wire, rbr.com and MediaPost
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Stefano Shows Off His Very Own Vanity Project … “I think we should have our salad and then we will go fast through the magazine,” said Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W. It was Tuesday afternoon on the fourth floor of 4 Times Square and Mr. Tonchi was wearing a two-button gray suit and an open-collared white shirt.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Romenesko
James Ledbetter / Slate:
What Happened to Demand Media's Audience? — Something strange has happened on the way to Demand Media's IPO. For the last several years, Demand Media has been like a tornado ripping through traditional media. The company's model is to produce hundreds of thousands of evergreen pieces …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, more at Techmeme »
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: What Happened To Demand Media's Traffic?
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
How News Consumption is Shifting to the Personalized Social News Stream — In honor of Mashable's five-year anniversary, this series is supported by IDG. Join social conversations to market your brand with IDG's social advertising platform, IDG Amplify. Learn more about how it works here.
Discussion: MEDIA BEESWAX
Media Bee / MEDIA BEESWAX: No noise is good news
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Location services to ‘devastate local media’ — As rumored for what feels like the last decade, Facebook will launch its geolocation feature “within weeks,” according to a CNET report: … If you work in local media — or run a neighborhood blog — what does this mean?
Discussion: Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, The Social and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook's Places Feature About to Launch
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook's Foursquare competitor is imminent
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook Places Will Be About More Than Just a Check-In
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Goes Hollywood With New Office And Hires — Back in June, I sat down with Ustream CEO John Ham, who talked about the site's rapid growth and its plans to expand. At the time, Ham told me that one of Ustream's key strategies was to foster its relationship with the entertainment industry.
Discussion: The Wrap
Daniel Frankel / The Wrap: Ustream Opens Hollywood Office
Olivia Koski / Epicenter:
10 Media Takes on the Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal — For a document with no actual authority behind it, the Verizon/Google policy proposal on openness rules for the country's wired and wireless networks has caused quite the media storm. — Today the authors themselves joined in via a Washington Post op-ed.