Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Facebook Places: What it means for media brands — Facebook has launched its much-anticipated location-based service, “Facebook Places,” which allows users to “check in” to certain locations such as restaurants, bars, music festivals, etc. Dubbed a “collective memory” …
Discussion: Poynter Online, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, BetaNews, Guardian, CNN, Webmetricsguru, The Snitch, Gadgetwise, Webmonkey, Faster Forward, PSFK, CenterNetworks, The Social, Financial Times and O'Reilly Radar, more at Techmeme »
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Facebook Places: Best, worst of times for media
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare Notes Record New Signups, The Day After Facebook Places Launches
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Is Facebook stifling innovation?
Paul Smith / Guardian: Facebook Places: should Craigslist be worried?
Pete Cashmore / CNN: Facebook will be new location king
Marshall Sponder / Webmetricsguru: Facebook Places & Web Journal August 15th - 19th, 2010
Peter Jamison / The Snitch: Facebook Places: 'Your Ex-Wife Has Checked in to Your Girlfriend's Knife Drawer'
Paul Boutin / Gadgetwise: How to Use Facebook's New Location Feature
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: ‘Places’ Turns Facebook Into a Location Sharing Powerhouse
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Facebook adds ‘Places’ check-in feature
Paloma Vazquez / PSFK: Zagat, Foursquare And Foodspotting Integrate
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook Places: And now, one check-in to rule them all
David Gelles / Financial Times: Facebook unveils location-sharing service
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar: Facebook Places plays nice with Yelp, Foursquare, Gowalla and Booyah
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Another opportunity lost
Another opportunity lost
Discussion: TechCrunch, Fast Company, eMarketer and Blog Posts, The Praized Blog and Poynter Online, more at Techmeme »
Debra Aho Williamson / eMarketer and Blog Posts: The Advertising Opportunity in Facebook Places
Sebastien Provencher / The Praized Blog: Facebook Places Will Be Huge: Capturing Stories About Places
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Facebook launches Places, targets local businesses
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Get Feature Film Treatment — EXCLUSIVE: The founders of Facebook aren't the only game-changing geeks poised to have their story told on a movie screen. Michael London's Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights …
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: I Won't See the Google Movie Unless Justin Timberlake Stars as Larry Page
Megan Friedman / newsfeed.time.com: Look Out, Facebook: Google Movie in the Works
Catherine Shoard / Guardian: Search out Google: the movie
Lewis Wallace / Underwire: Who Should Play Sergey and Larry in Google Movie?
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap: Brace Yourselves for Google: The Movie
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: “Googled” the Movie: Coming to a Theater Near You?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Feature film to be made of Google founders
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Coming: Google The Movie
Krystal Clark / ScreenCrave.com: A Google Movie is Headed Our Way - Thanks A Lot Facebook!
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google founders may get their own Hollywood film
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google, The Movie? — Deadline New York reports Google might make it to the movie screen.
Dirk Smillie / Forbes:
The Highest-Paid Authors — Times may be tough for book sellers, but for Stephen King, James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer, the money keeps rolling in. — Publishers are feeling the heat, with hardcover sales weak and the rise of e-books promising to upend their business models.
Discussion: ArtsBeat, New York Magazine, The Second Pass, New York Observer and ResourceShelf
Julie Bosman / ArtsBeat: No Cliffhanger: James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer Are Top-Earning Authors
Willa Paskin / New York Magazine: Guess Which Novelists Make the Most Money?
John Williams / The Second Pass: Soon You Will Be Legally Obligated to Buy a Novel by James Patterson
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Brian Williams: Serious anchor and a jokester — Commentary: You'll find him on ‘30 Rock’ or ‘SNL,’ but not Facebook … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams made his reputation as a self-assured anchor man who could discuss Iraq and Afghanistan in decisive tones.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Williams: 'I don't do Facebook for a very specific reason'
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Auto-Tune the News Hits the Billboard Top 100 — Online video stars The Gregory Brothers continue making strides towards world domination. Their latest hit Auto-Tune the News single, Bed Intruder, debuted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 today. — Billboard uses a number …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Techdirt, Trends in the Living Networks, Gawker, The Lede and Billboard.com The Feed
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Autotune The News Becomes A Billboard Hit
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: Culture jamming is where it's at: morphing the news into a Billboard hit single
Robert Mackey / The Lede: ‘Bed Intruder’ Rant Earns Family a New Home
Chris Tolles / TechCrunch:
When Attorneys General Attack — Earlier this year Topix CEO Chris Tolles got the call no one wants to get - that they were under investigation by a government entity. Two attorneys general, one of which was deep into his senate run, were leveling accusations of abuse at Topix.
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Now Playing: A Short Film Starring Branded Content — IN “Charley,” a nine-minute film by Dee Austin Robertson, a young couple visiting New York for a romantic weekend, Courtney and Ryan (played by Alexia Rasmussen and Brian McElhaney), are first seen through a glass door with an Ace Hotel sign painted on it.
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Social media lessons from the “Ground Zero Mosque” — A small plot of land near the World Trade Center in New York City has been thrown into the spotlight recently. A Muslim organization called The Cordoba Initiative set out to build a mosque and community center in the space …
Discussion: New York Times, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, The Daily Caller and Salon
Paul Vitello / New York Times: Islamic Center Exposes Mixed Feelings Locally
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: What would the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ be, anyway?
Chris Moody / The Daily Caller: Mosque spokesman defends Twitter tactics, but cuts down on the snark
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque
AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque
Samuel Goldsmith / NY Daily News: They won't build it! …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: AP editor elaborates on ‘Ground Zero mosque’ memo
Andrew Grossman / Metropolis: For Strippers Near Ground Zero, It's Business as Usual Amid Mosque Uproar
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: An open letter to Michael Calderone regarding the definition of ‘Ground Zero’
Javier C. Hernandez / City Room: Giuliani Says Mosque Near Ground Zero Is Offensive
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: Media Masks Mosque: AP Bans “Ground Zero Mosque”
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Can Animals Save Mainstream Media? — Forget crime and celebrities. These websites know what really sells: critters. — SAN FRANCISCO — Can Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs save mainstream media? Probably not. — When it comes to making his own products a success, however …
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
What ‘Fact-Checking’ Means Online — The day I became a fact-checker at The New Yorker, I received one set of red pencils and one set of No. 2 pencils. [FC: There used to be a training period before the pencils.] [[VH: O.K. for “the day I became a fact-checker” to designate end of training period?]]
Nick Axelrod / WWD:
No News at the New York Times Magazine... Fashion at Google: Out or In?... NO NEWS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: The proposals are in to executive editor Bill Keller (he received upward of 20 applications, according to sources), but that's as far as The New York Times has gotten in the process …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Report: NYT's Keller has about 20 magazine editor applications
Wall Street Journal:
Violence in Mexico Takes Rising Toll on Press — MEXICO CITY—When unknown assailants recently lobbed grenades at the offices of Mexico's powerful broadcaster Televisa in Monterrey and Matamoros, the blasts were seen as a message to the country's media: Beware covering the drug war.
Chris Faraone / thephoenix.com:
Is micro-news the future? — AOL thinks so, and the Globe and GateHouse are fighting back — AOL is like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going through a staggering number of transformations and reinventions, and now it's betting $50 million that it can beat America's newspapers …
Leonard Witt / PJNet: Patch.com seeks dozens of Atlanta metro journalists
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
ChatRoulette Made Relevant Possibly for the Last Time by Genius, Hysterical Marketing Campaign (Video) — Yes, if you can see that headline, you read it correctly: “Genius,” and “Hysterical.” Two things people haven't thought about ChatRoulette being since, well, everyone got over the initial excitement of ChatRoulette.
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Revenge of the TV Writers — Annoy a television writer at your peril: You could wind up committing unspeakable crimes or dying a horrible death—in prime time. Settling scores with difficult stars, clueless executives and childhood enemies. — After several seasons of disappointing reviews …
Discussion: Company Town
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Revenge of the writers! …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Dr. Laura, Associated Content and the Googledammerung — I was on vacation for much of the last couple of weeks, so I missed a lot — including the self-immolation of Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Apparently Schlessinger was the last public figure in the U.S. who does not understand the simple rules …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Hulu brouhaha — A top Hollywood producer lashed out against Hulu amid reports that the popular online hub for watching TV shows is preparing a $2 billion public offering, saying content providers will come away empty-handed. — Steven Levitan, who created ABC's hit comedy “Modern Family …
Diana Marszalek / TVNewsCheck:
CNN's Switch To Oasis Troubles Stations — Not long ago, KPHO Phoenix producers used to air up to eight CNN Newsource stories a day in its newscasts. — “Now, they use virtually none,” says Ed Williams, director of engineering at the CBS affiliate. One, maybe two, CNN stories make it on air a week, he says.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: New Distribution System Holds Up CNN Newsource Stories
The 48th New York Film Festival:
Film Comment September/October 2010: Revenge of the Nerd — The misanthropic soul at the heart of The Social Network, David Fincher's 21st-century moral tale — It was E.M. Forster, of course, who scripted that immortal, oft-abbreviated imperative: “Only connect, and the beast and the monk …
Discussion: The Middletown Press and Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown
Steve Johnson / Chicago Tribune:
For Ben Huh and his Cheezburger Network, Internet success rolls in on little cat feet — Ben Huh came to Chicago in the mid-1990s to find success as a journalist. A decade later, he left it to try to make his mark as an Internet entrepreneur. He has done that, big time.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Cheezburger Network aims ‘to make the world happy for five minutes a day’
Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for Ads in Books — For those who think this too radical a notion, consider the overwhelming product placement in movies, music videos and video games. — With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers' profits?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, broadstuff, GalleyCat, ResourceShelf and The Atlantic Wire, more at Techmeme »
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb: Advertisements Coming Soon to e-Books
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Advertising in eBooks — You knew it had to come - RWW:
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Ads in Books Debate Divides Twitter
Erik Hayden / The Atlantic Wire: BREAKING RANKS: Books Need Ads
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
An Airline Magazine That Makes Travelers Want to Pull the Rip Cord — Safi Shows the Real Afghanistan, From Dog Fighting to Dry Swimming Pools — KABUL—Safi Airways, a start-up Afghan airline, ventures where few air carriers dare to go: Its in-flight magazine tells the ugly truth about the place where you're about to land.
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com, Romenesko and New York Magazine
Megan Friedman / newsfeed.time.com: Afghan In-Flight Magazine Is Realistic, Depressing
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: You won't find a “Best Salons” story in Afghan airline's in-flight magazine
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hearst Opening ‘Think Tank’ For Apps — As Hearst Magazines continues its app rollout through the end of this year, the publisher is opening an “App Lab” at its New York headquarters next month. The lab will serve as a “think tank” for marketers and ad agency staffers to help jump start some collaborations.
Discussion: Folio, Hearst Corporation, MinOnline, Poynter Online, eMedia Vitals blogs and MEDIA BEESWAX
Jason Fell / Folio: Hearst Launches Mobile App ‘Think Tank’
Steve Smith / MinOnline: Hearst to Open ‘App Lab’ Mobile Development Center
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Hearst to open “app lab” in NYC
Media Bee / MEDIA BEESWAX: Hearst to open mobile think tank
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Can Augmented Reality Help Save the Print Publishing Industry? — There's a memorable scene in the movie Minority Report where a man reads a futuristic newspaper with rich embedded multimedia updating live with breaking news. While we are a long way seeing anything like this in the hands …
Discussion: CJR, Journalism.co.uk, Mobile Marketer, TechCrunch Europe and MarketingVOX
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: German Paper Tries Augmented Reality for Print
Peter Finocchiaro / Mobile Marketer: German magazine features augmented reality in special issue
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe: Video: The “first” dead tree magazine with Augmented Reality support
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism — When we're constantly inundated with information via e-mail, text messages, push alerts, tweets and Facebook updates, it's hard to make time for that 5,000-word New Yorker essay we bookmarked or the serial narrative we keep telling ourselves we'll read but never do.
Discussion: Depth Reporting