Peter Kafka

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Sharks, Jets, Page Views: “Web Site Story”

Midsummer, short week, which means things could be slow, newswise. Which means you may be seeing more of this sort of thing for the next few days. Here’s “Web Site Story,” College Humor’s latest.

Pretty self-explanatory, but I do want to commend the gents at IAC’s (IACI) video factory for:

  1. Trying to broaden their demo to include theater people, as well as parents of theater people and parents of College Humor fans. And…
  2. Using some SEO savvy. Name-checking Twitter, Facebook, Evite, eHarmony, Pandora and other Web favorites should help make up some ground this will lose on Digg. Where I assume most users will be bemused, at best.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus