John Paczkowski

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The Winner of the 2008 Election Is … Tina Fey

“If she wins, I’m done. I can’t do that for four years. And by ‘I’m done,’ I mean I’m leaving Earth.” That’s what Tina Fey had to say about the future of her uncanny impersonation of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. And while that’s understandable, it’s a pity for “Saturday Night Live,” which has been enjoying record online viewership thanks to Fey’s performances. Research outfit Integrated Media Measurement reports that the online and DVR audience for the three Palin skits Fey has done for “Saturday Night Live” has been twice the size of SNL’s broadcast audience. Among TV viewers who saw at least one of Fey’s Palin spoofs, 33 percent watched it at its original airtime. And 67 percent watched it afterward, either online or on a DVR. “This is the first time we’ve seen delayed viewing numbers this big,” said Amanda Welsh of Integrated Media Measurement. “Usually it’s the other way around, with the overwhelming majority of viewing occurring during the actual broadcast.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work