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9:20 PM ET, March 17, 2007

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Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Popularity Might Not Be Enough  —  LET'S say you wanted to build an advertising-supported online media business that took in $50 million a year in revenue.  How many users would you have to attract to get there?  —  Probably too many for most people to even try, if the numbers run by Jeremy Liew …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Why Online Advertising Economics Are So Messed Up  —  We've all heard that page views are dying.  Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed pointed out a few weeks ago the problem with scaling an online advertising business based on revenue per thousand page views, an analysis which has now been picked up by the Dan Mitchell at the NYT.
Discussion: everybuddy.org and robhyndman.com
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Yes, Mr. Calacanis, The A-List Exists.  No, Its Not Easy To Break Into (If You Wanted To).  —  Its the weekend and what better time time to catch up on some comments here at DJI.  —  Jason Calacanis decided to weigh in on a post I did a few months ago, wherein I took exception to the shrill tone of the anti-PPP rhetoric.
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Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress:
Honoring the Hard Working Blue Collar Bloggers  —  While a lot of people rant on about the A-List and Z-List of bloggers, Tony Hung of Deep Jive Interests offers "A List Types Refuse to Acknowledge Blogging's Blue Collar Class": … The article defends PayPerPost and other advertising …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The dumbest argument in the blogosphere: A List vs. Blue Collar
Discussion: Jim Kukral Online …
Washington Post:
Online Firms Boot Up for Political Campaigns  —  Howard Dean was dubbed the Internet candidate in the 2004 presidential race, but his efforts to campaign online seem primitive compared to the services companies are touting for next year's election.  —  From creating video games starring candidates …
Discussion: Digital Destiny, hubbub and Joe Duck
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Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Future President, on Your Friends List
Discussion: PaidContent and IP Democracy
Digitalfilmmaker / You Got Questions …:
Ask A Ninja Special Delivery 13 "SXSW 10 Years"  —  The Ninja made a video for the SXSW Web Awards, enjoy.  —  Click below to Download this movie: iPod/Quicktime  —  If you like it, tell a friend!  —  You got questions, Ninja got answers.  —  Remember to send your questions to askaninja@gmail.com.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Non-Google search news  —  This post has a snarkiness level of 6 out of 10.  If your body can't handle me being snarky on rare occasions, you should leave now.  Because I noticed a few interesting non-Google tidbits in search news this week.  —  Barry found a claim that if you participate …
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Online mind mapping using MindMeister and bubbl.us  —  Mind mapping has been increasingly becoming a popular method for brainstorming or list-making.  As anyone that has put a mind map up on a projector and used it to lead a meeting knows, mind maps can be an impressive and very useful …
Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
NY Times on Twitter  —  Okay, I got the bugs worked out, and it seems to work, fingers crossed, praise Murhpy, I am not a lawyer and I don't work for the NY Times.  —  It's set to post one new story per minute, as long as they are available.  I may decrease that to once every three minutes or every five minutes.
Basil / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox Community Beta Program  —  During the run up to Firefox 2, we released beta builds and release candidates for wide testing and feedback as part of a community beta program.  Anyone who downloaded and installed these pre-release versions of Firefox became part of this beta program …
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PC World:
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor warns.  —  John E. Dunn, Techworld  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor has warned.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
San Francisco Chronicle:
JON CARROLL  —  Newspapers have been worried about the Internet forever, fearing that the Internet might usurp their role in the information galaxy, whatever that role is.  (Newspapers are also worried about their role.)  Many people have said that newspapers should try to figure out a way to make money off the Internet.
Discussion: Sex Drive Daily
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
90% of my blogging is now on Twitter...  If you want to hear my thoughts going forward I suggest joining my twitter group: http://twitter.com/JasonCalacanis  —  you'll get like 2-15 alerts on your phone/AIM a day with my links, thoughts, discussions, etc.  —  I'm thinking of doing a week of Twitter-only blogging.... so, join now!
 
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fring 3.0 - Now with SIP!  —  fring now supports SIP (version 3.0)!
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Mark Ward / BBC:
TV to come through mains supply
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
Gordon Meyer / O'Reilly Network:
Twittering Your Home  —  Interest in the messaging service Twitter …
Justin Fox / Time:
Google Gooses Big Media
Discussion: Digital Markets