Not even going to bother with any pretense, just straight-up baby kissing, in true campaign trail style:
I’ve submitted two panel ideas for SXSW 2007, one of which is entitled “The Rise of the Blogebrity” and quite possibly could change the face of conference panels as we know it.
Head over to the SXSW Panel Picker-o-matic 5000 (you can find my panel submissions easily by viewing the ‘blogging’ category) and hook me up with some votes.
(While you’re at it, you should probably vote for a few other people too. A conference with JUST me is something nobody wants.)
C’mon. I don’t ask for much.
2007 Interactive Panel Picker [SXSW]
Just a month after the Zero Movement debacle, Coca-Cola is blogging again; this time publishing Torino Conversations–a Coke-sponsored series of blogs by Olympic attendees….who are apparently all young, hip, and attractive.
The Wall Street Journal shows us what this journalism thing is all about, breaking the FoN blogger payola scandal of 2006. Something must be fishy, because bloggers got paid, yo! (WSJ: What’s disclosure mean?)
New Line launches a new XXX online game (NSFW) to promote their upcoming film Running Scared (which has nothing to do with Gregory Hines, sadly). While some reviled in the filth, the privacy wonks at Boing Boing took note of the game’s request for a driver’s license # in order to gain access. Taking GTA to a new level–finally a game that actually steals YOUR identity! Now that’s interactivity.
How do you know when you’ve really made it? When someone starts a blog about your company with “Watch” in the title, of course. Similarly, you know your gay cowboy movie has really arrived when people replicate it in The Sims.
And finally, if you haven’t voted in the Battle of the Ad Blogs, you’ve only got one more day. Fortunately it’s a Friday, so all you agency types should be able to pencil it in to your “busy” schedules.
AdRants reports (relays?) today that the Zero Movement, a scintillating, no, titillating blog about “a guy [who] rants about why life is so full of stuff to do and how it would be so much nicer if there was, well, zero to do” is a downright dirty SHAM. A ploy! Just another marketing SCAM by the folks at Coca-Cola. I feel so used, so damned cheated out of life. Is abso-fucking-lutely nothing SACRED?
Score one for Pepsi. Coke can suck on it.
Gawker Media’s got new tees! An Iraq map made of the phrase Four More Years, a dark Fleshbot shirt reading Pure Filth, and a plain white tee with Yes, I am quietly judging you.
Iraq lacks a Gawker Media logo, so it might look like you came up with a political opinion. Quietly Judging shirt is in, like, Arial, and you could make it at home in 20 minutes. Fleshbot, though, is a classy shirt for a sleazy pastime. Go ahead and wear it; it’s not like anyone will call you out.
“Hey! I know of that…pornographic…nevermind.”