It's not one of my usually bookmarked types of stories, but interesting, nonetheless.
You remember the other day when the New York Times said being patriotic and religious and "basic" was "right of center" in Middle America? The Readers Digest thought it was a strange article, as did I.
Of course, you can get busted doing it: "Anna Maria Faris was arrested after U.S. Customs officers seized 222.9 grams, about a half a pound, of marijuana in 86 packets that were concealed inside a newspaper wrapped bundle of Der Spiegel magazines."
Observation: When he writes that Time magazine staffers churn out 25 articles a day for the web, first I was impressed. Then I realized he didn't mean that "each writer" churns out 25 articles — but that the entire staff churns out 25 articles. Heck, at a website like TechChrunch, each writer posts 25 articles by lunch.
I'll save you from a wasted click. The headline is this thunderbolt of wisdom: Preseason magazines not always accurate
Gist: Urgent memo to media buyers: Eyeballs, repeat, eyeballs don't buy stuff. People buy stuff.
Gist: I'm not exactly sure, but I think this ReadWriteWeb.com essay is suggesting Adsense isn't as in as strong a position as it once was. However, I stopped believing anything it said when I read this: Back in around 2006, all you needed to do to get VC funding was build a website that got user traction. "What about revenue?" (VCs would) ask. "AdSense," you'd say. "Okay, then, here's the term sheet." — Yeah, sure. Those VCs sure were like that back then. Obviously written by someone who has never sought VC funding.