Archives: May 2006

When The Brits Are The Early Adopters . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 30

. . . you begin to suspect the US might be really screwed. If I recall correctly, in Hammer of the Gods Robert Plant was quoted as being all...

Goin' Fishing

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 11

I am going fishing (well, not really; scroll down to the item about Coptic Light) and will be out of the country for around two weeks beginning on Friday May...

An Extremely Jaundiced View of Web 2.0 Circa Right Now, Courtesy of a Web 2.0 Exec Who Lived Through Web 1.0

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 10

The reason there's so much venture capital money available is because they're not spending it--because there's a sameness to so much they're hearing. Or so says one Web vet when...

Sopranos Product Placement Watch: Season Six, Episode Nine

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 08

Almost any episode after the brand-fest of Episode 8 (I might have to watch that one again to re-tally all the product references, which is why it's not yet logged...

Two Random, Unrelated, But Nevertheless Interesting Comments From the OnHollywood Conference

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 04

"I don't think you can set up too many rules [on how consumers may play with and remix content] right now. People feel a sense of freedom. If you don't...

General Motors Gently Reminds Editors About The Size Of Their Ad Budget

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 04

"It's clear to us that our ads are less effective in a negative-editorial environment. It is as simple as that." --Betsy Lazar, General Motors' executive director of advertising and media...

Blogging and Language

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 03

Currently attending AlwaysOn's OnHollywood conference, where Technorati EVP Peter Hirschberg last night said that English is not blogging's native tongue. According to a Technorati study of blog postings by language,...

Sopranos Product Placement Watch, Season Six, Episode Seven

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 01

All you had to do was see the name of this episode--"Luxury Lounge"--and know it was gonna be stuffed with product and brand references. And it was. Viceroy. Luxe beachside...

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