"We gave it a year, and after evaluating it, we decided it wasn't really the right tool in our tool box," said Karp, speaking at a conference hosted by the website paidConent. "It was working in some regards. It wasn' working in the ways we intended."(1)
Mohney recently spent a week in Taipei reporting out a forthcoming profile on the Taiwanese video spoofsters (and Tumblr users) Next Media Animation. (If nothing else, it illustrates the type of money Tumblr is willing to sink into its nascent editorial venture.) And a human interest piece about the people responsible for mending the cracks and crevices in New York's pavement was inspired by The Daily Pothole, one of the city's 22 official Tumblr blogs. "Normally, nobody would be interested in pot-hole fillers," said Bennett.(2)
The negative responses seem to be coming primarily from art publications, which makes sense and just further proves that the show is a misrepresentation of the art world. It’s very difficult to get a job in an art gallery, even an entry-level position. I can tell you that a job posting for a gallery assistant position typically yields about 500 applications. The show seems to be placing these women in very glamorous situations. I think in an episode to come they'll be at Art Basel. No intern or gallery assistant would go to Art Basel while starting out. I've never been to Art Basel!
The site, if you haven't seen it, offers feminist statements over pictures of Gosling looking hot and bothered. But the goal, at least initially, was just to make a silly study guide. Henderson, a graduate student in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, having recently learned about the Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling meme, thought it would be funny to pair feminist theory with the puppy-dog-looking celebrity. “It was literally supposed to be seen by like, five people,” Henderson said. Henderson put up five images on a Friday in October; by November, she had a book deal.
On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent assertions about the increasing importance of the city's tech sector, a think tank has released a report charting a surge in the industry’s strength in New York City.
There are reports that a lot of unnamed people are putting together papers and legal documents and fund-raising teams in order to help get New York Police Comissioner Ray Kelly into the New York City mayor's race.
But the Internet is another matter.
Several obvious web site names that could be used for a potential Kelly campaign have long ago been snatched up.
RayKellyforNewYork.com and RayKellyforMayor.com was registered February 12, 2007, possibly by someone in Ohio.
RayKelly2013.com was registered by a Manhattan resident on July 29, 2011.
RayKellyforNYC.com. It's available for $11.99 Two names of sites that critics of the commissioner could use, should he enter the race, are also available:TruthAboutRayKelly.com and StopAndFriskRayKelly.com.
As for social media, that's getting crowed too.
On Bloomberg's Alley versus Valley designs, Tumblr's David Karp explains that the flavors are different
Following a press conference this afternoon at which the mayor predicted the city would one day surpass Silicon Valley as the nation's tech capital, Tumblr C.E.O. David Karp qualified things a bit.
New York City was just starting to develop its own distinctive tech "flavor," Karp said, after the event in Tumblr's Flatiron headquarters.
Schumer outlines flaws in online-piracy bill he co-sponsored, says it's mostly aimed at foreigners, not YouTube
As internet giants Google, Wikipedia, Tumblr and others launch a protest today against anti-piracy legislation in Washington that they say could lead to internet censorship, one of the bill's co-sponsors, Senator Chuck Schumer, said he hopes the bill can be tweaked to allow government officials and victims of intellectual-property theft to go "after the perpetrators without going after the medium."
2010, the first year of the 21st-century teens, was a big year for '90s nostalgia. Why wouldn't it be? Roughly speaking, the 1970s had its '50s obsession, the 1980s had its '60s, the 1990s had its '70s, and the 2000s had its '80s. Our nostalgia is right on schedule. And can we make any sense of movies like Grease without noting that its creative energy was coming from a generation of gatekeepers who came of age in the '50s? That cultural cycle probably hasn't changed much during the last 40 years.
“I’ve become frustrated with the quick-consumption nature of many devoted blog readers,” Marco Arment wrote on his website. “There’s no time to sit and read anything when you’re going through 500 feed items while responding to email, chatting, and watching bad YouTube videos.”
So he created an application to fix his reading experience. It was a simple bookmarking tool, custom-made for Arment, that allowed hi to save articles to read later, in a format, at a time and in a digital environment more conducive to reading. Now, 800,000 people besides him use it, too.(2)