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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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