Today In Twitterverse: Guess Before You Buy

Even though it’s been around for a while, I just found my way to TwitterLit, a site that offers the first sentence from an unidentified book. Provided that the sentence is less than 140 characters, which is Twitter’s size limit for text. This offering capitalizes on the widespread like of word games and puzzles. Presently, […]

Total Dis’

Do you notice anything strange in this bit from the Arts section of today’s New York Times? A few (striking) writers have returned to gigs they had hoped to forget: waiting tables, bartending, copywriting, tutoring. Some who began as performers have returned to the grind of auditioning for commercials. That’s right, copywriting is just one […]

Zooming In On Hyperlocal

Yesterday at the second annual BlogSavannah UnConference, social media consultant and keynote speaker, Josh Hallett, said it was interesting to see how different cities adopt hyperlocal blogging. He mentioned that Tampa and Orlando (near his home) both have lots of hyperlocal bloggers. One of the things I look for at a conference is memes. They’re […]

Brand Love Turns Anthropomorphic

Jackie Huba and her man moved from Chicago to Austin recently. She’s finding lots of things to love about Austin, including a retail space she likes to call Mr. Flagship, or Mr. F, for short. I love the Whole Foods flagship store at 6th and Lamar in Austin, Texas. I’ve dated its cousins in Chicago, […]

NPR Scores With Content Packaged for Download

According to Ad Age, National Public Radio has been able to grow its total ad revenue from $18 million in 2002 to $46 million in 2007, in part by the leading the podcasting charge. In August 2005, Honda became its first sponsor to sign up for a podcast-specific deal, a trend that has since been […]

Today In Twitterverse: Challenges In Wireless Connectivity

Scott Karp writes Publishing 2.0, a blog about how technology is transforming media.

Times Enables Mobile Info Snacking

According to a press release published on Yahoo Finance, The New York Times is happy to send you a text with links to its latest articles. By sending a text message with the appropriate keyword to 698698 (NYTNYT), users can receive the latest three articles from a given section of the paper. Articles can be […]

Oh Snap!

According to Ad Age, WPP Chief Martin Sorrell, isn’t impressed by Puclicis’ deft use of the press to forward its agenda. When Sorrell, in Davos for the World Economic Forum, was asked by a Reuters reporter about WPP’s “esteemed rival Publicis” and its deal with Google, he interrupted to say, “I think our most esteemed […]

Their Chicken Ain’t All That

Tyson Foods, Inc. has been touting its line of antibiotic-free chicken as part of a $70 million advertising campaign. But, competitive poultry producers are upset that the Arkansas-based company has been making false claims about its product. Calling themselves the Truthful Labeling Coalition, Perdue Farms, Sanderson Farms Inc., Gold’n Plump Poultry Inc. and Foster Poultry […]

Rupe In Switzerland, Now Wants To Keep Paid Subscribers

A couple weeks ago my subscription to the online version of The Wall Street Journal expired, then seamlessly auto-renewed. I don’t like auto-renew and didn’t know it was on. Add to this, the Journal’s move to a free content model supported by ads, per Rupe, and I said to myself, I hope they give me […]