Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts (“Slick Envelope” Edition)
So why is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest a blockbuster in a world where blockbusters are supposedly dead? Easy. It’s a perfect storm. The intelligentsia/cool kids love Depp. Parents love Disney. Kids love pirates. The first movie had a good word of mouth. I think that covers every major demographic…
In the world of YouTube ripoffs one of the most interesting is PornoTube. Imagine YouTube with nothing but unauthorized porn content. Now that might be worth a billion dollars.
Speaking of sex, the Spoke-Media crew have started DirtySpoke, which is basically an internet version of their Playboy radio show where they review other people’s sex blogs.
Everyone wants to be Digg, Techmeme, Reddit, Gotuit, popurls, Flickr, delicious, etc. The way to get internet famous is to snatch peoples shit and put it in different boxes. But the power is really moving to the content owners. And that completely changes (in the long run) the value of something like YouTube. [I really need to do a post on this]
So I’ve been pondering heading to San Francisco for the WordPress blog party despite what I’ve been reading about the city in the hilarious Starked SF. If I meet a few folks as smart as the ones I met in NYC it’ll be worth it.
Speaking of people I hung out with in NYC, Noah Brier is the real deal. Smart, smart kid who really gets this stuff. Check out his post on Recommendvertising. And here’s Loren Feldman’s example of it.
This is a great story for us ’80’s kids.
But my favorite line of the morning came from Howard when he wrote about Netflix. “we have nothing but a cool name and slick envelopes.” Ouch!
But I still love those envelopes.Explore posts in the same categories: blog networks, Communicatrix, Digg, DirtySpoke, Disney, Gotuit, Johnny Depp, Netflix, Noah Brier, Oh Word, oreo ceo, Playboy Radio, Pornotube, spoke media, Starked SF, StarkedSF, Wordcamp, wordpress