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Misty Water-Colored Memories: "Here Comes Another Bubble" Redux

Was “Here Comes Another Bubble” psychic or what?

The current tough economic situation and the deflation of the Web 2.0 bubble were certainly perfectly predicted by the huge hit online video, which was sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales.

It was a little less than a year ago that “Bubble” became a viral phenom, attracting even more attention for being taken off of YouTube due to its use of a photo in the video it did not have the rights to.

In any case, it is most definitely worth another look with meltdown eyes:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald