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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik