31 posts and columns on Alaska
The Web there works well enough for Sarah Palin, but a big swath of the state is still on “narrowband”. And if you’ve got a need for speed? Get thee to Wilmington.
Digital's Deadliest Catch, Part Two: The MicroHoo Search Transition Team's Nelson and Morrissey Speak!Yesterday, BoomTown posted Part One of an interview with Microsoft’s Greg Nelson and Yahoo’s Mark Morrissey. They are in charge of a two-year effort to coordinate a massive search and online advertising partnership, the result of a deal the companies struck last year. Here’s the second part of the hour-long chat we had.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is certainly giving her Facebook fan page a workout this week, as she nears one million fans. Using the site to flack her new book, “Going Rogue,” which comes out officially today, it got a big boost from her interview today with Oprah Winfrey, clocking in at close to 995,000 fans last night. In comparison, her Twitter page was as empty of followers as the great outdoors.
In a genius pairing of subject and artist, here is the best online viral video this week from Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show,” featuring actor William Shatner reciting outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s recent farewell speech verbatim. You simply can’t make this stuff up.
Vanity Fair’s prescient decision to put all of Todd Purdum’s Sarah Palin profile on the Web last week paid off big on Friday. But it would have done even better had the story featured a slideshow with photographs of attractive young women.
Everything about “National Buy A Newspaper Day” makes me sad. Except for the passion of the 24-year-old newspaper reporter from Fairbanks, Alaska, who is organizing it.