No, not that kind of network.

From the New Yorker on Netflix’s House of Cards: An Internet firm like Netflix producing first-rate content takes us across a psychological line. If Netflix succeeds as a producer, other companies will follow and start taking market share. Maybe Amazon will go beyond its tentative investments and throw a hundred million at a different A-list…

Bad Celebrity Websites?

Buzzfeed provides some examples of celebrity websites that are somewhat lacking.  It’s amazing that some of the personalities with the highest Q-ratings (Tom Cruise and Will Smith, particularly) have such sparse online presences*.  Maybe they don’t care since they have achieved self-sustaining fame?  Others such as Brett Michaels and David Hasselhoff – and I don’t…

Digital Content Strategy

I recently read two articles, one from the WSJ and the other at Philly.com, commenting on the bondage/romance eBook “Fifty Shades of Grey” published by British TV executive E.L. James.  My quick back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that she made over $5m in USD over sales of the book through self-publishing via Kindle.  That is simply amazing.

Aggregator versus Curator (versus thief)?

There’s some hubbub on the internets as to the value of aggregating versus curating (additional context at Buzzfeed FWD). My take is that sucking-down content published on the web for re-display in a different form is aggregation, and if said content is taken wholesale, theft.   If you do the same thing but employ some…

Findings

There’s an interesting site I discovered via Jeff Jarvis on Twitter.  Findings has submitted quotes* from books which are searchable by keyword or contributor.  You can also search for twittered excerpts using the hashtag #fndgs.  Although Amazon has a similar feature (which they call highlighted passages), Findings seems more user friendly. *YMMV, and you should…