The Economics of Skateboarding Videos

This weekend I wrote about the Berrics, a skateboarding Web site that was the sport’s most popular in January, thanks to an unusual competition free of ramps or handrails like you’d see on TV competitions.

It revolves around a game called SKATE, which is a skateboarding version of the shot-for-shot basketball game HORSE. Skaters have been playing SKATE for at least two decades, and skaters of any skill level can play it, which helps explain the popularity of the contest.

The competition concluded Saturday, but the finals had yet to be posted as of 1 p.m. EST Monday. After four months of competition, though, the site has already delivered some epic matches.

Read the rest of this post


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »