“For brands on the web: if I don’t see your sources (what you read, watch, and listen to) and which things you think are important enough to pass on, then I don’t know who you are.” - Mike Arauz (who is an ad planning guy if you can’t be bothered to click the link)
“Pop music in our minds is about passing on information - we were trying to create an alternate world. These are our heroes, this is what we’re into, this is what we want to share with other people. Julian Cope was one of the few people who was very open about what he was into – Tim Buckley, the Seeds, etc. The Smiths too, obviously.” - Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne, talking about how the band were percieved as elitist.
I have just read a completely straight-faced and serious business blog post entitled “In an age of personal branding, are we losing our authenticity?”
Best rhyme ever.
…At about the point where Kanye, in a trademark gratuitous guest spot that will probably turn a mediocre song into a single, rhymes “OMG” with “woe is me.”
Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.
Clay Shirky, being very very smart, as usual.
I need to read that printing press book!
“Snark is seeing an earmark for “beaver management” and teeheeing without regard to whether the underlying policy goal is sound or not”
I fear I may fall short of the highest moral standards on this.
NB: I’m not American, and I have never watched anything before now on Comedy Central, but the Stewart/Cramer stuff has just been riveting. How anyone could dismiss it as snark is completely beyond me.
& the specific issue with the Sundance Channel value proposition (having watched the vid) is that all the influencers here are influencing ONE ANOTHER: they don’t necessarily want wider influence, in fact there’s an anxiety of influencers effect which accounts for some of the style churn Maura was talking about. The “tipping point” model indienomics is based on assumes influence is a Ponzi scheme (1 uber = 1000 norms = 1000000 scumbags). Which I guess it might be!