I wonder whether the internet is contributing to the economic collapse by automating more and more people out of work. From a blog about real estate in my area: With online tools like Zillow, Redfin, Property Shark, Dataquick, Melissa Data, Realty Trac, Foreclosure Radar and now, Los Angeles Blockshopper, access to coveted “Realtor” information is […]
Per Hypebot, terrestrial broadcasters have gotten a big rate reduction on webcasting, while web-only casters have no deal at all. I assume this is because terrestrial radio has a big bargaining chip in that record labels want terrestrial radio to pay more royalties. rates for simulcasts or web channels operated by local radio stations are […]
PlayTwitter now has adapters for two URL shorteners used for music, song.ly and tra.kz. Any time it sees a link from one of them it will get a play button going, just as if they were direct links to files with the .mp3 extension. What I’m trying to do is to be purely a connector. […]
Every once in a while you’ll get in a virtuous feedback loop with some development project. When that happens people are bouncing an idea back and forth in a series of related but independent hacks. Check out Ty White’s very awesome demo video of how to use playtwitter.
Google is abandoning its project to sell ads in terrestrial radio, and it’s moving to sell ads in online audio. That makes sense on the face of it, I guess, but most online audio ads are part of a package deal that includes terrestrial radio. So I don’t totally get it. But still, my hat […]
Blogarithms » SpokenWord.org: Open to the Public: The day is finally here. No more excuses. No more alpha or beta. It’s time to open the doors. SpokenWord.org is ready for prime time and ready for you. If you’re a regular reader of Blogarithms, you’re probably tired of hearing about SpokenWord.org, but if you’re a newcomer, […]
You’ll never make the lowbrow roots of blogging go away by doing such a great job on your writing, so to blog well you have to be comfortable with stupid shit.
Lately I’ve been feeling that the world is too interesting to just blog about it. I want to be _in_ it. And anyhow an accurate description of things would be a straight reprinting of the state of the web on the day I was writing.
ccMixter: A Memoir: When we started the ccMixter project, it was obvious that liberally licensed source material would provide musicians a way to interact that was simply prohibited by an All Rights Reserved model. For all the benefits of participating in the sharing economy that has been touted by free culture advocates, including myself, the […]
The recording industry is having a harder time restructuring for the digital economy than the news industry. Wherever these two industries are going, news will get there sooner than recording. I think the reason is that music is so highly regulated. News is a more natural economy, involving things like the cost of paper and […]