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6:20 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 …
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.
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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
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) posts regular "HillCasts" to talk about her positions on equal pay, health care and Iraq.  Rudolph W. Giuliani treats YouTube as if it were C-SPAN — a place for his 58-minute speech to the Churchill Club.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Future President, on Your Friends List
Discussion: PaidContent and IP Democracy
Digitalfilmmaker / You Got Questions …:
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Dave Winer /
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 …
PC World:
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers  —  Google's is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor warns.  —  John E. Dunn, Techworld  —  Google's is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor has warned.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Justin Fox / Time:
Google Gooses Big Media  —  "Content is king."  It's a phrase uttered repeatedly by media executives making the case that the movies, music, TV shows, books and journalism their companies produce are the core of their business.  —  It happens to be a dubious claim.
Discussion: Digital Markets
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 …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Japan Launches Digg Clone : Minna No Topics  —  Yahoo Japan has launched their version of a social news sharing site with a Digg-esque feel; Minna No Topics (Everyone's Topics).  —  The service lets Yahoo Japan users submit different stories under multiple categories and then users …
Discussion: 901am and digg
Gordon Meyer / O'Reilly Network:
Twittering Your Home  —  Interest in the messaging service Twitter is clearly on the rise (see this Wall Street Journal article if you're not already familiar with it), and while most people are figuring out how to use Twitter for its intended purpose-social networking-I'd like to share …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Victims fight back against DMCA abuse  —  DMCA takedown notices: sure, they provide an easy way for companies or individuals to get copyrighted information pulled from sites like YouTube, but what happens when the process is abused?  The DMCA does require takedown notices to be made under threat of perjury …
Discussion: Techdirt, digg and Slashdot
BACKFIRE: Ask stumped  —  Anyone would think the underground campaign against Google in the UK was gathering momentum.  A messageboard.  Posters on the tube.  Placards on north London lampposts.  Flyposters on Carnaby Street.  The effect, magnified by cameraphone images posted to Flickr.
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Scobleizer
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