The Twitter Media posse runs down how Al Jazeera — and specifically, the campaign to get Al Jazeera’s English offering to U.S. viewers — has been using Twitter during the current events in Egypt: I Want My AJZ.
Notable: The use of promoted tweets to surface at the top of the #Egypt search.
A brief walk through a few examples — including 30 Rock, Conan, and Family Guy — plus speculation about the causes of their postmodern approaches.
Millennials and Postmodernism in TV Comedies
Alternadad vs. Johnny Rotten. Who thinks this stuff up?
YouTube – RedEye Recap 8/24/07 “RottenEye”
I could care less about the Sopranos, but I love this sort of obsessive attention to detail in a piece of screenwriting, and the guy who wrote this post has done the heavy lifting to reveal quite a bit of that detail. via Howard.
Tony Soprano didn’t just get whacked; he practically got a funeral – BobHarris.com
The Beeb contemplates cutting “less-popular” programming to keep up the core. About that Long Tail… via James M.
BBC cuts threaten news meltdown | UK News | The Observer
What’s orange and red and blue and white and black and sold for 10 million bucks on eBay? The General Fricking Lee, that’s what!
‘Hazzard’ car fetches $10 million bid – Yahoo! News
PBS series starting soon on the media’s early role in the Iraq war. How did we/they get it so wrong? via Josh R.
Buying The War – Bill Moyers
Check out the numbers here on what Americans know based on news source. The Daily Show and Colbert Report, of course, are near the top of the list, but so are Rush and O’Reilly. A little lower? The print edition. via Squared.
Summary of Findings: Public Knowledge of Current Affairs Little Changed by News and Information Revolutions
“The anchors’ heads at the top of your site reminds me of Mount Rushmore. It calms me and makes me want to watch the newscast.”
Things Web Viewsers Never, Ever Say – Lost Remote TV Blog