Archives: August 2006

Columnizing About lonelygirl15

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 31

A column I wrote about lonelygirl15 for this magazine can be found here....

Lonelygirl15: The Brian Flemming Emails

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 30

Excerpts from an email exchange with faux-documentarian Brian Flemming. These emails went back and forth this Monday afternoon, after a number of comment-board-commenters (followed later by, um, blogs affiliated with...

Lonelygirl15: A Likely Scenario

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 27

So late last week I made a bunch of phone calls and sent a bunch of emails and youtube messages regarding the ongoing soap opera of lonelygirl15--the allegedly home-schooled 16...

Lonelygirl15: This Summer's Best TV, Period.

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 25

Two questions about the saga that's obsessing me--er, I mean, those in the blogosphere and also in the mainstream press: 1. Lonelygirl15's videos have been viewed 1.4 million times, as...

The Silent Pain Of America's Funniest Home Videos

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 24

I've had YouTube on the brain this week, so I'm especially receptive to Josh Levin's smart Slate piece on the impact of viral video on America's Funniest Home Videos--that long-running,...

All We Have To Say About Tony Kornheiser

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 22

Gene Weingarten is a genius....

Time, Yes, But What About Life?

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 17

Time Magazine to change its publishing schedule to hit newsstands on Fridays starting next year. Sounds familiar to BusinessWeek, at least; we come out on Friday too. There's just one...

The Economist Thinks Dashboard Confessional, Tight Pants, Earnestness All Totally Suck

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 07

I'm trying to figure out if The Economist's (firewalled) thumbnail description of emo kids quoted below is a triumph of cluelessness or a triumph of incisiveness: Bryan [that's Rod Bryan,...

More On The Publicity Value Of The Unscripted Comment

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 04

Last week, a friend wrote in about the whole Bush-Blair open-mike to-do. He was convinced that it was not an accident that mike happened to be live. No, he said....

That Was Then, This Is Now, Ziff Davis Department

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 01

Bloomberg's Leon Lazaroff, August 1, 2006: Ziff Davis Holdings Inc., owner of PC magazine and Computer Gaming World, may sell itself in a transaction that analysts said might fetch more...

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