Brooks in Beta: Business side weighs in ... →
davidcho: conky: Please note that I don’t know specifically how things work at The Awl, but there are a couple reasons why medium-sized “boutique sites” are still at a disadvantage. There is time-consuming work involved in an ad buy that increases with each distinct publisher involved in a buy. For… TL;DR INTERNET BUSINESS SPEAK IS BELOW, FEEL FREE TO IGNORE. Choire and Alex sent this to...
People like this are out there, among us. If they...
Two months ago I mentioned in this space that a woman in Alabama accidentally used my email address in a personal ad. The ad was print-only so I’ve never read it; apparently it was in one of those classified ad magazines that are distributed for free in supermarkets. When the first responses came in, I considered replying because I didn’t want the men to think they had been...
jaketbrooks: So here’s my obvious question: Why isn’t a site like The Awl more attractive to advertisers? It’s a central irony of the Internet that economies of scale rule the day. Wasn’t the Internet meant to change all that? Economies of scale are the business of television, not editorial. Traditionally, newspapers and magazines appealed to niche audiences—that is what...
You guys are talking about Cliff Lee?” said Swisher out loud in a room...– New York Yankees’ Nick Swisher sick of questions about Cliff Lee - ESPN New York I would subscribe to Nick Swisher’s podcast.
After freefalling for weeks, the U.S. dollar appears to finally be groping for a...– —CNNMoney Seriously? “Groping for a bottom”? You had to know when you were writing that.
I highly doubt that the woman in the Windows 7...
You would think that Microsoft would know that those words actually mean something.
Cars.com Rejoins Super Bowl Line-up - NYTimes.com →
News stories about Super Bowl ads? I haven’t even complained yet about stores putting up Christmas decorations too early!
Drunken rumbling on about how I can’t sing / But all you are is mean/ And a...– Also people who think she was off pitch at the Grammys? Are all drunks. FYI. (via maura) It is because critics are only into total girly-girls, and Taylor Swift is too down-to-earth, what with her t-shirts and regular shoes. Someday critics will realize that Taylor was meant to be on their year-end...
Conklin's Theorem of Internet Humor
If you learned about it on a social network, you won’t be the first one to make the parody account on, or upload the macro to, that social network.
John McCain allows Michelle Bachmann to use his mailing list. Of course, this shouldn’t affect me because I unsubscribed from McCain’s list in 2008. I guess he lets her use an old version?
The further I got into my book tour last month, the more paranoia set in as I...– Meghan McCain: Shocked to find she’s famous-by-proxy for a completely new reason
Internet Explorer usage falls below 50% →
Attn Geeks: You’re going to have to find some new petty crap to harangue your relatives about when they ask you to “take a look at this computer for me” at Thanksgiving.
Johnston County school officials on Tuesday denied Arian’s appeal to...– Student suspended over piercing files suit against school board, officials - Johnston County - NewsObserver.com
Former president Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the executive mansion in 1979,...– White House to Install Solar Panels : Discovery News