Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

Kim Jong-un Meets the Streisand Effect

Since its Christmas Day release on digital networks and in certain independent movie theaters, “The Interview” has pulled in $18 million. More than 2 million people have downloaded the movie about a nonsensical plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader — and that’s before Apple’s iTunes adds the film to its streaming and download catalogs today.

Kim Jong Un, meet Barbra Streisand. More specifically, meet the Streisand effect.

Unfamiliar with the phrase? According to Forbes, it is “an increasingly common backlash that occurs when someone tries to muzzle information on the Web.” Attempts at censorship often have an unintended consequence: The information gets more attention than it deserves.

 

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Category: Film, Really, really bad calls, War/Defense, Web/Tech

Sony Hack

Yes, the hack was a criminal attack. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve been laughing over the revelations, while I’m not crying over the racist comments. The truth is these Hollywood mavens think they’re better than us. And they can’t stop crying about piracy, can’t stop bitching that someone moved their cheese,…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech

Genius Social Media Strategy

My boy Mike, inspired by this, is busy testing the waters on a new Social Media project:   Will delete one of those tweets before the end of the day. — Irrelevant Investor (@michaelbatnick) December 16, 2014 Today will mark a bottom before we go to new highs. — Irrelevant Investor (@michaelbatnick) December 16, 2014…Read More

Category: Web/Tech

Napster’s Culture of Free

Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Source: NYT

Category: Music, Video, Web/Tech

Closer View of the Housing Boom

Click to see the animated changes to the map. Source: Urban Institute

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Web/Tech

Common Mythconceptions

Source: Information Is Beautiful

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

Internet Facts

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Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

Changes

LISTENS NOT DOWNLOADS Who cares how many people downloaded the new U2 album, the only important thing is how many people LISTENED to it! This is a huge sea change that is getting little publicity and has been overlooked in the outcry about streaming payments. In the future, you will get paid for every play…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Web/Tech, Weekend

Amazon ‘Targeting’ Hachette Writers

Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild, and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky, talk about the dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon Inc. over e-book pricing and distribution.


Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 16 2014

Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech

Explaining How Alibaba Works With 280 Pairs of Pants

Alibaba’s IPO could be the biggest in history. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart explains how Alibaba works through the experience of ordering 280 pairs of pants manufactured overseas.


Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 15 2014

Video by: Dan Przygoda, David Yim

Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech