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What the Hell Happened to Personal Style?
Where a 14-year-old Kate Moss put in her time on Portobello Road with Corinne Day, learning to thrift, self-style, and create her own ambling glamour, the young fashion plates of today have outsourced the development of their style to professionals. And those employed to keep the young and stylish considered that way don’t dare take any real risks, for fear of sartorial missteps, bad tabloid titles (and the online equivalent), or a mention on a worst-dressed list. [...] We are so inundated by these images from paparazzi, from media, from the stars themselves, that we cease to see any meaning behind any of it. Which would be fine (their funeral, as the saying goes), except it’s a very costly absence of meaning, both societally and economically.
personality  Fashion  Industry  Fashion  Blog  Fashion  Magazine  Hollywood  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Celebrity  of  You  culture  Selbstdarstellung  Selfie  Social  Media  society  gossip  gossip  culture  Tabloid  TMZ  Oscars  Daily  Mail 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Google and blogs: “Shit.” – Marco.org
Landscaped changed dramatically ~2009/10 forward for blogs/content creators. >> blogs have to be now niche, focused, regular content w engagement (due to algos/ranking), ... // "If you want traffic, Google’s arc makes clear to publishers, you’re going to have to pay for it." Include Facebook. Include Twitter (Promoted Tweets). Include Snapchat (Discover, Linkedin (Pulse). >> All gained sized, thus noise, people gaming the system, ... thus owner changes rules and system for his/her advantage and gain (profit maximization). // // even content curators (by hand) can be 1/2 noise. And the summaries are just shorter bouts of noise to scan through (medium.com, Mahalo) - its like joining the dark force. // Things come and go in waves/trends; thus the next wave/trend could be self-published long-form niche content partially free (The Information, ebooks, Pando) which are remarkable (Seth Godin) // snacking is SO western lifestyle, even for information/news - is lowering productivity/focus
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Newsweek Feature Stories: The Future of Branding - YouTube
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imyo7r2L_1o << democratisation of voice, KPI - social following, influence, engagement, ... currency is respect; long-term view/long-term thinking - domain knowledge - domain expertise. ... long-form content << measure of quality. not just instagram snaps. differentiation. standing out from the noise. the constant bombardment (( full video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy0VaJL4XO8
brand  Personal  brands  branding  Gary  Vaynerchuk  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  communication  PR  public  relations  barriers  to  entry  democratisation  voice  blog  bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  domain  knowledge  domain  expertise  bullshit  detector  peopleship  peoples  power  Instagram  publishing  self-publishing  publishing  2.0  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  Hustle  quality  engagement  Social  Media  differentiation  differentiate  noise  signal  vs.  digital  natives  digital  economy  digital  content 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Why AOL Should Not Have Bought Huffington Post And Patch - Forbes
AOL's media business not profitable ie Huffpost and Patch not profitable. ... Q can large scale internet only media units not be profitable? - Is that a law? like gravity? Why is gawker profitable, because it doesn't have the excess, overhead and perks AOL's media unit got. << lots of execs, vp's, directors, lots of reporting that isn't really work, vertical structure - hierarchy. || Gawker Media is a Cayman Islands-incorporated online media company and blog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawker_Media "In 2009, the corporation was estimated to be worth $300 million, with $60 million in advertising revenues and more than $30 million in operating profit.[3]" || >> Lesson - don't build overhead, stuff that is not doing actual work for the business to turn a operational profit. || http://bit.ly/1q1BQ4G + http://bit.ly/1i29pU0 + http://read.bi/1lqvmg9 + http://bit.ly/1pyGZ6j + http://bit.ly/1kWGL6i ||
AOL  Tim  Armstrong  HuffingtonPost  Patch  Huffington  Post  journalismus  Journalism  content  network  short-form  content  throwaway  content  paid  content  content  creator  digital  content  content  curation  content  content  distribution  micro  content  Niche  microcontent  paidcontent  TechCrunch  Crunchbase  BuzzFeed  UpWorthy  Gawker  BusinessInsider  Washington  Post  Jeff  Bezos  business  model  business  plan  overhead  Lean  Start-Up  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  engagement  marketing  advertisement  advertising  direct  response  marketing  Yahoo!  web  publishing  publishing  2.0  blog  blogosphere 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something — Tech News and Analysis
ie TC with Mike Arrington, love him, loathe him, or hate him - all that happedn and the rumormill and allegations and he said she said. in the early days Marrington was a voice in the industry.
Blogging  blogosphere  blog  bloggers  blogger  techcrunch 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn’t convincing | Felix Salmon
From my perspective, then, there’s a big disconnect between what I now know about Goodman’s methodology, on the one hand, and how that methodology is generally perceived by the people talking about her story on the internet, on the other. With hindsight, I think that Goodman’s story would have elicited much less derision if she had framed it as a first-person narrative, telling the story of how she and her team found Dorian and were persuaded that he was their man. The story would surely have been more persuasive if she had gone into much more detail about the many dead ends she encountered along the way. The fateful quote would then have come at the end of the story, acting as a final datapoint confirming everything that the team had laboriously put together, rather than coming at the beginning, out of the blue. If Newsweek wanted the greatest chance of arriving at the truth, it would have conducted its investigation openly, with the help of many others. That would be the bloggy way
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
parislemon • Seven
The real key is rhythm. When you’re regularly blogging, you get a rhythm going and it keeps going. Content is key, of course, but at times, words can seem to find a flow. It’s almost as if you don’t have to think about what you’re going to write, you just write it.

But once you interrupt that rhythm, it’s hard to pick up again. And life is continually trying to interrupt that rhythm.

As Om writes:

Be regular. And show up to blog every day. After all you are as fresh as your last blog post.

That’s true and it can be daunting to anyone. Even if it seems like no one is reading, just stick with it.
blog  blogging 
november 2011 by asterisk2a
Everlater
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travel  journal  diary  blogging  blog  mashup  trip  vacation  reisen 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
BuddyPress.org – WordPress Social Network Software
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.

BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

Global, personal and group activity streams with threaded commenting, direct posting, favoriting and @mentions. All with full RSS feed and email notification support.
wordpress  socialnetworking  web2.0  streaming  activity  blogging  blogosphere  blog  theme  plugin  social 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Seth's Blog: Publishing books to make money...
is a little like hanging out in a singles bar if you want to get married.

It might work, but there are way better ways to accomplish your goal.

If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you've got. Just don't plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.

The only people who should plan on making money from writing a book are people who made money on their last book. Everyone else should either be in it for passion, trust, referrals, speaking, consulting, change-making, tenure, connections or joy.
publishing  writing  books  blog  blogging  publishing2.0 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Bloggers: Let’s Band Together and Stop the Hype Cycle
There’s an element to the hype cycle that reflects human nature. We get excited about technology and tend to overestimate what it can do in a year and underestimate what it can do in ten years. That’s not all bad: Being underestimated is why a lot of start-ups catch giant companies off guard.
Well said. Guess what, gang? Building a company is hard. No one gets every single thing right. Bloggers harping on each mistake are like the fat guy sitting in the bleachers at a baseball game berating a star player for not hitting a homerun in every at bat.
innovation  value  blogging  business  hype  blogs  entrepreneurship  building  blog  marketing  entrepreneur  trend  success  long-term  short-term 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
louisgray.com: Proposed Salmon Protocol Aims To Unify Conversations on the Web
The Age of Globalisation Reaches The Internet
As discussed in Friday's panel at Blog World Expo on technology and the real-time Web, Pubsubhubbub essentially works as a middle-man conduit, taking information from a data's source passing along changed data to downstream destination sites. The proposed Salmon Protocol would similarly watch both source and destination sites for comments, and upon discovering new comments, it would send the new comments to the site which is lacking the full conversation. If multiple downstream destinations are designated, the Salmon Protocol will also populate these multiple sites.
conversation  blog  trade  trend  Salmon-Protocol  Pubsubhubbub  middleman  real-time  internet  protocol  rss  aggregator  blogging  friendfeed  twitter 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
inLinks - In Content Link Market Place
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monetization  advertising  affiliate  ads  blog  business  blogging  revenue  payments  micropayment 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
The new rules of news | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
You may have noticed – you could hardly miss it – the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then.

It also reminds me of a few pet peeves about the way traditional journalists operate. So here's a list of 22 things, not in any particular order, that I'd insist upon if I ran a news organization.
journalism  media  news  newspapers  writing  communication  blogging  ethics  code-of-conduct  manifesto  rules  blog 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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