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Getting more than a little of a The Big Lebowski vibe off this trailer for Inherent Vice, which is probably the point. And it’s just as probable that this doesn’t represent the actual tone of Paul Thomas Anderson’s actual, full film. All that aside, this sells the movie to me in a way that all the stills and other publicity material absolutely wasn’t. 

Blog usage declines among Fortune 500 companies

Blog usage declines among Fortune 500 companies

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research has release its annual report on social media usage among the Fortune 500 companies.

For the first time in seven years, since 2008, the number of companies in this group with a public facing corporate blog has dropped, down to 31% from 2013’s peak level of 34%. That could be the beginning of a trend, it could just signal a…

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I want - no DEMAND - an updated version of this sketch with Guest and Crystal now as old security guards on the verge of retirement and complaining about a whole new set of self-inflicted wounds. Please, SNL, make this happen. 

Do people care about where content comes from or just how they get it?

Do people care about where content comes from or just how they get it?

05064-large-funnelTime, as this Digiday story points out, has been aggregating articles from some of its corporate brethren under its own banner. The goal, as the story says, is to provide a broader range of content than what Time would normally cover and hopefully not just raise awareness of those other titles but also build loyalty for its own brand, all while using cheap content.

But the question has to be…

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The latest poster for Birdman
Catch it in theaters starting October 17th!

Reblog because awesome. 

foxsearchlightpictures:

The latest poster for Birdman

Catch it in theaters starting October 17th!

Reblog because awesome. 

There’s a house in my neighborhood that flies both Bears and Packers flags (there’s also one that flies both Cubs and Cardinals flags) and I legitimately don’t know how those families are still together. 

The only way to beat blog burnout is to keep doing it…

1024px-Feed-icon.svg“Blog burnout” (or its cousin “podcast burnout”) has been a thing since about two months after blogs first came on the scene. People start a blog about a topic they feel passionate about and then find that either it wasn’t as rich a subject area as they initially thought it was going to be or they simply lose the enthusiasm for the project that they once had. Either of those might take months or…

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Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s chief scientist and VP of playlists, says that touring acts and their management are given a “presentation of all their big data on Pandora,” which is based around a heat map showing the act’s listenership, zip code by zip code, across the United States. While the artists don’t have access to listener Facebook info or email addresses—which many artists request in order to alert listeners to upcoming shows—it does give extensive regional information. They also receive a detailed breakdown of how their music is received by different demographics, “different slices and views of things they can take advantage of,” and what their next single should be based on Pandora play charts. He says that the company offers hundreds of these demonstrations for artists each year.

I want to like this. I really do. I want to look forward to this movie. Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors so this *should* be right at the top of my list. 

But I just can’t get past the fact that it once again makes the internet look like something that can be outrun, something that can be chased down. And I just can’t get behind that idea. 

Also, how have more people not caught the fact that a movie starring Chris Hemsworth has a character saying they need to bring the hammer down? I mean come on…