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11:05 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.
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
Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Future President, on Your Friends List
Discussion: PaidContent and IP Democracy
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Colorado Woman Sues To Hold Web Crawlers To Contracts  —  Web site owner Suzanne Shell's lawsuit against the Internet Archive poses a question: "Can software programs be held liable for their actions?"  —  Computers can enter into contracts on behalf of people.
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews, Techdirt and digg
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 …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Kid takes PSP and makes it play Wii  —  No, as much as we'd like to see it happen, this isn't some kind of monster emulation effort.  Instead, an intrepid young — and we mean young: his YouTube display name is "obiwan222222" — PSP Fanboy has managed to get his PlayStation Portable to act …
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
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.
Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress:   Honoring the Hard Working Blue Collar Bloggers
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The dumbest argument in the blogosphere: A List vs. Blue Collar
Discussion: Jim Kukral Online …
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Online mind mapping using MindMeister and  —  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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fox executive new TechCrunch CEO  —  Heather Harde, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media is all set to join as the new chief executive officer at TechCrunch, an technology blog edited and published by Michael Arrington.  —  Arrington could not be reached for a comment.
Discussion: PaidContent
the show with zefrank:
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 …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Nisenholtz vs Jarvis: The Middle Ground of Journalists vs Bloggers  —  Online Videos by  —  (RSS readers will have to click through to see the 10 minute video).  —  This was at the OPA Global Forum last week in London...I was sitting behind Martin Neisenholtz …
Discussion: media blog
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
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:  —  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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 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Victims fight back against DMCA abuse
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
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PC World:
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers