Friday, February 5, 2016

Around The Net

  • Non-Nude Playboy Cover Is Salute To SnapchatThe Verge

    The first nude-lite version of Playboy arrives on newsstands soon, featuring Snapchat fave Sarah McDaniel appearing to be taking a selfie, an homage to Snapchat and a beckoning call to younger demos.  ...Read the whole story

  • Streaming Super Bowl Probably Not Best OptionRe/code

    Although Super Bowl 50 will be very easy to stream, from several sources, you'll get better video quality by watching on TV. The Internet wasn't  built for mass live viewing. ...Read the whole story

  • Broadband TV Is Top Dog Among MCNs Tubefilter

    Canada-based company BroadbandTV passed Disneyfied Maker Studios to become the most-watched multi-platform network (MPN) by comScore's calculation. An MPN is what was once called a "multi-channel network" until entry points became so varied. The rankings sort the top MPNs by measuring the number of unique, worldwide viewers they claim each month. By that metric, BroadbandTV is tops, with 318.9 unique views. Maker, Fullscreen, Machinima, and Studio 71 (formerly Collective Digital Studio) round out the upper echelon.   ...Read the whole story

Post-Millennial And Participatory Media

The characteristics that define this generation are their inherent comfort with social media and video, in particular. ...More

  • Calm Down, Buick!

    Umpteen years into my "career," I believe I have sussed out my first-ever real-ish, zeitgeist-galvanizing trend - and it's a media/marketing one to boot. I've chosen to call it "De-Expectationism." ...More

  • Facebook Video Huge Growth Area

    Facebook is bullish on the potential of video advertising, and its focus will likely drive even more brands into the video ad fray this year -- with good reason. The company has said that users are ...More