“I knew that I wanted to use the mirror and also do something funny with the caption. At some point, I thought, what if the character is texting to himself in the mirror?” Joe Dator and other New Yorker cartoonists describe the feeling when inspiration strikes: http://nyr.kr/1dod6P6
Metrics show audiences click on and share great content, no matter who pays for or publishes it. So I think the value proposition for all three parties — publishers, brands and audiences — is for editors to commission authoritative and entertaining stories, and put them in front of the right audiences.
The Internet is the world’s largest copy machine. What the Net does is it copies things. When you send a message to anybody else, it’s being copied in between. Take a picture, posting it. It’s being copied all along the way, and so anything that can be copied will be copied on the Internet, and anything that touches the Internet will be copied. That’s what it wants. That’s what it does, and so you have to have an economy based around things other than copies, because copies are so prolific that they’re valueless. They’re worth nothing, so you don’t want to protect them. You want to earn money through generatives and things other than copies—things that are hard to copy. Like immediacy, or authenticity. That’s how you make money.
By The Technium | Edge.org
Three great lessons about pigs and life: Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty — but the pig likes it.
You can put a wig on a pig, but it’s still a pig.
Finding business partners is like a ham-and-eggs breakfast. The chicken is involved… but the pig is committed. Look for pigs.
By Pigs! | Andy Sernovitz | Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That!
PayPal, for example, started as mobile payments on a Palm Pilot. Groupon started as an online petition website. YouTube started as an online dating site. Flickr started as an online social game. Odeo pivoted from a podcasting website into Twitter. And Instagram started as a location-based social network that was competing with Foursquare.