Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Social networking sucking up evermore of online users' time

Email has been eclipsed by social networking sites as an online activity, a report finds. From the March 9 BBC: The Nielsen survey of users' habits found that 67% of all those going online were spending time at social network and blogging sites. Interest in the category is growing four times faster than the other […]

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An online publication without vicious, mocking sarcasm? Say it ain't so

Movieline is to be staffed up with former Defamer people, who will apparently try to train themselves to be less gratuitously cruel. From the March 9 NYT: The Internet has made it easy for a lot of young writers to make money by making enemies. Defamer, Dlisted.com and PerezHilton.com lambaste Hollywood; and Jossip and Gawker […]

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Dissecting CNBC’s hate-on for Obama

Daily Show host Jon Stewart has had a running battle with U.S.¬†financial network CNBC for the past week. Salon’s Gabriel Winant tuned in to the network to see what the fuss was about. He¬†left with his head spinning.

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Wanna talk better business models for media?

CanCulture man about town Justin Beach would like to get such a conversation started. Here's the text of an email he sent me: Feel free to pass this on to those who might be interested, whether you are or not. I'm putting together a new forum (what type and where is still being discussed as […]

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Afghan TV cameraman who worked for CTV murdered in Kandahar

Javed “Jojo” Yazamy was only 23 years old when a drive-by gunman speeding shot him to death on the streets of Kandahar city in Afghanistan. The loss is to both Afghan and Canadian journalism, said CTV News president Robert Hurst. From CP via CTV.ca: Javed Yazamy loved Hollywood movies, mostly action flicks. For the Afghan […]

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