This Brian Lowry column in Variety reeks of desperation, much like an aging hipster uncomfortably trying to squeeze into jeans from the young men’s dept: From Variety: “Alas, these demographically motivated incursions by conservative old media into the online realm almost invariably reek of desperation, much like an aging hipster uncomfortably trying to squeeze into jeans from the young men’s dept.”
This just in – Record companies bribe radio stations: I’m with Dan Gillmor on this. Is anyone actually surprised that the music industry is corrupt? How else can you explain what is played on commercial radio?
Also, the end of civilization as we know it: Former TV Guide critic Jeff Jarvis says the radical makeover of TV Guide “…is an important moment in the history of TV, pop culture, and publishing. This is the official end of the mass market.“
I’m glad he told me so I can remember where I was the moment the mass market officially ended.
No Jane: Jane Pratt is leaving Jane Magazine. Says the ceo of publisher Fairchild: “Jane is an everywoman name; the magazine extends well beyond Jane the person.”
Google does RSS: With no fanfare, Google slips an RSS aggregator on its homepage. To add an RSS feed to the Google “Personalized Home” version, click on “Add Content” in top left corner, go to “Create a Section” and paste in, for example, http://www.rexblog.com/xml/rss.xml. The Google front page (personalized version) will then display the feed.. (via: Dave Winer)