An offer I couldn’t refuse (AKA my new job.)
spytap: Probably the most famous line from The Godfather is “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” There’s a retroactively sinister tone to it, coming as it does shortly before a fairly memorable demonstration of the degree to which Don Corleone is willing to “negotiate.” There’s another kind of offer you can’t refuse though, the kind that you weren’t expecting but simply can’t turn...
Changing my twitter handle.
After several years of amateur music blogging, I have decided to give up the twitter handle @handstamp in favor of the more professional, yet still slightly not so professional moniker @rafimama to keep in line with my tumblr. I’m a little nervous about changing the name, but i’m sure you’ll all get over it really quick. Questions?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-26) →
The Raveonettes (11) Eagles of Death Metal (6) The Jim Jones Revue (3) Belle and Sebastian (1) Broken Social Scene (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Up and Comers: Web Series on Their Way →
Yahoo Announces Yahoo! Connected TV Coming Soon to... →
digitalpicbits: Very soon, TVs will begin having a more important role in our lives. Today, Yahoo has announced that their Yahoo! Connected TV service is being integrated into select HDTVs from both Sony… interesting.. curious to see what content will be available from Yahoo! Connected TV Service.
Online Video Advertising to Increase 40%, But Big... →
Don’t ask cab driver about the taxi strike if u aim for a quiet ride to the airport.
Microsoft Demos iTV Ads Using Its Kinect... →
So basically all an advertiser will have to do is add a URL and a call to action to its existing spots that can then be embedded in game or video content. In the demo, Microsoft showcased a spot by Adidas that asked viewers to say “Xbox more” to receive more information about the brand in the form of a rich-text email that automatically goes to the email account associated with the...
Will Hulu Be Sold? Mystery Bidder Makes An Offer |... →
JVW: What is the name of the fine tequila you let em taste?
JVW: The bottle that is shaped like a ring and booze that tastes like heaven?
Rafi: Gran Centenario Gran Reserva Azul.
The NY Times Analyzes blip.tv's front page →
iamkeithhernandez: ericmortensen: So The Times is watching me now. Noted. This guy is probably not in the target audience for web series and yet he still found multiple shows that he liked. I’ll count this as a win. Glad to see shows like Casters get some love (and a link!). Really love the approach you guys are taking to this article. I just finished the ESPN book “These Guys Have All...
The NY Times Analyzes blip.tv's front page →
ericmortensen: A look at the 12 shows on display on a recent morning indicated that Blip had some strong preferences, whether they reflected the tastes of the editors or the site’s analysis of its audience. Nine were nonfiction shows — news, education, fashion, music and tech. The best of these, or at least the one with the broadest interest, was a 25-minute newsmagazine called “Al Jazeera...
Wild Flag to play GAMH Nov 4-5 →
sfhaps: @gamh So. there.
Brands as Patterns →
Brands are no longer definitive. They are temporal. Brands are informed by multiple voices, and they exist in multiple mediums and through multiple contexts. The media that a brand inhabits is no longer fixed or linear, it is iterative, with no beginning, no end, and little permanency. As the digital world evolves, the definition of “brand” is changing, and as a result, so is a...
According to a report from Nielsen, contempo teenagers watch less TV than the...– Class of ‘11 is watching less TV - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety (via lizteschler)
evangotlib: I started a new Group on Fitocracy: Average Joe’s. Our first group challenge begins Monday, June 13th. A two-week health sprint to see who can rack up the most points in 14 days. Join the group - and the challenge - here. here we go. it’s going to be interesting seeing that I’m on the road 50% of the time… so what better way to start. Between Monday June...
I'm Hiring a Content Partnerships Coordinator
evangotlib: stevewoolf: It’s a good gig at an awesome company. Job listing is here. Come work for blip.tv. And Steve. He’s super awesome. And tall. plus Steve kinda looks like Eric Bana.
Like YouTube, Blip splits advertising revenues with Web series producers. But...– Online Video Start-Ups Seek Niche Beside YouTube - NYTimes.com This is a great article. Feels so good to see everything we’ve been working on written up in the Times. (via mikehudack)
Wanna get in shape?
evangotlib: I recently joined Fitocracy, a terrific new site that meshes social media, game theory and fitness. Think Foursquare but for getting in shape and with actual value. I started on February 28, 2011 and I’m down 33 pounds. I was part of a group on the site put together buy this guy and without it I could not have achieved my goals. So now I’m starting my own group. I have 14 pounds...