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How to make Good TV for the web, According to Amazon

Amazon Studios director Roy Price explains why certain shows succeed, whether to launch every episode of a show at the same time, how much a good show costs, and the difference between good TV then and now. Two years ago, Amazon (AMZN) started developing television content. In the past year, the company produced 24 pilots, Read MoreRead More

Why Netflix Is Pushing ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards’ in 4K Ultra HD

With 4k TVs still a rare thing, Netflix’s push for delivering 4K content may have more to do with net politics than user experience. Virtually none of Netflix’s 45-plus million customers have a 4K Ultra HD television today. So why is the company bothering to expend cycles to offer “House of Cards” season two, “Breaking Read MoreRead More

A Q&A With A Viral Video Network

Forbes contributor Lori Kozlowski interviews CEO of Junkin Media Jonathan Skogmo and Chief Development Officer Josh Entman about how and why videos actually go viral, and how brands can capitalize on this power: Kozlowski: What trends are you seeing in the viral video landscape? Skogmo: We’re seeing an enormous increase in the use of viral videos Read MoreRead More

Evidence of Facebook Fraud

Veritasium digs into Facebook’s advertising model looking at how click farms generate page likes and popularity on the bohemeth social network. Evidence Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes. My first vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY I know first-hand that Facebook’s advertising model is deeply flawed. When I paid to promote my page Read MoreRead More

The Rise of Videogame Economies | Off Book

While players of multi-player games are aware of their in-game economies, their growth and complexity would surprise many outside the world of gaming. With hundreds of millions of players around the world, MMOGs’ in-game economies generate massive amounts of real dollars (i.e. MILLIONS), and real world economic theories can even be applied to these worlds. Read MoreRead More

Generation Like | Frontline

Thanks to social media, teens are able to directly interact with their culture — celebrities, movies, brands — in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers hold the upper hand? In “Generation Like,” Douglas Rushkoff explores how the teen quest for identity has migrated to the web — and exposes Read MoreRead More

Why Do We Hate Selfies? | PBS Idea Channel

Are we really about to defend SELFIES?! Yup. Despite being possibly the world’s most annoying habit, selfies are undeniably a major part of modern visual language. They may be the lowest common denominator of the art of photography, but they are also a legit form of communication (“a picture is worth a thousand words” comes Read MoreRead More

Is Television Still the End Goal?

Liz Shannon Miller ponders the question of Network Television and is it still the goal of digital content creators? Before the rise of digital content, life for creators was a lot more simple but a lot harder: If you wanted to tell stories in a visual medium, your only real option was to head to Los Read MoreRead More

Saturation Curve is the New Threat to Indie Filmmakers Online in 2014

Independent filmmakers looking to make money out of their films online need to be aware of a saturation curve that is set to alter the battleground for content success in 2014. SOCIAL NETWORKS DOMINATE DISCOVERY Back in December, Facebook made a significant algorithm change to their platform which has essentially put a restriction on reach Read MoreRead More

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