Daytime Dramas Get Time And Space Shifted To The Web


Three months after ABC canceled the soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the network said Thursday that the shows would be given a second life online by Prospect Park, a two-year-old media and production company. Prospect Park will produce the two shows and distribute them “via online formats and additional emerging […]

Attractive, Wholesome And Daffy: Bachmann Looks Like A Winner

I was clicking through the channels of nothing on last night, when I paused for a moment on MSNBC’s Ed Show. Host of the show, Ed Schultz, predicted that Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann would win Iowa, which is a big step, like New Hampshire, toward the nomination. Her web site says, […]

What Are You Hungry For? Maybe “The Crowd” Will Cook Something Up For You.


People hunger for things mundane and esoteric, and they are increasingly turning to the so-called crowd for solutions, thanks to the rise of platforms that facilitate the matchmaking. According to InformationWeek, Slide, the social entertainment company acquired by Google last fall, launched, a website that entices users to complete a task, or solve a […]

SoBe Gives “Eyes On The Prize” New Meaning

Gentlemen drink SoBe. Yeah right. If that’s not enough eye candy for you, head over to and try to look Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Kate Upton, in the eyes. Hat Tip: Adfreak

It’s The Platform, Stupid


At a press conference to launch the Facebook’s new chat features yesterday, Zuck said the entrance of Google and others into the social space “validates” his company’s view that social is the wave of the future. According to Fast Company, Zuckerberg’s equanimity stems in part from the fact that his company has a new strategic […]

Freemium Is A Neat Concept, But Does It Pay?

One of the things I find frustrating about the search for freemium offers that a small percentage of readers might buy is the fact that it fails to address the monetary value of a site’s core offering. The main idea regarding Free as a business model, forwarded by Wired editor Chris Anderson and others, is […]

He Who Lives In A Glass House believes the time has come to stop accepting, without question, that home ownership should be everyone’s dream. The script being read through the loudspeakers in this spot draws on excerpts of speeches delivered by U.S. presidents in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, according to the video’s creators, branded content shop Conscious Minds.

The Question Isn’t What The Camera Can Do, The Question Is What Can You Do With The Camera

“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam […]

Pepsi Kicks Sand In Coke’s Face With New “Santa Dancing” Spot

Coca-cola and Santa are buds. During the winter months, that is. But not in the summer, not if Pepsi has any say in it. “Santa Dancing” features Coke’s de facto mascot hitting up a beachside bar after dancing his jolly rear off. When the bartender offers Santa his traditional Coke, he states his preference for […]