Lissy Trullie headlines, Harley & Cassie DJs … possibly way too much LA/NYU under one roof.
BluWiki, a public wiki site, sued Apple for curtailing users First Amendment rights. Apple noticed that people were sharing information about how to use an iPhone or iPod with third-party software (something Apple doesn’t allow). So in November 2008, Apple demanded the wiki remove the pages that discussed the above. Wikis, however, are for the open sharing of information. And BlueWiki doesn’t run advertisements or any other models for commercial revenue. It seems that BluWiki has a very strong free speech case.
On Monday, June 8, Emily Gould will be a Girls Like Us panelist: Successful women who came of age in different eras compare their experiences as writers, workers, lovers, mothers and daughters and discuss the pendulum swing of their lives, from stability and traditionalism to rebellion and bohemianism and back again.
As print media dies out, magazines scavenge to find ways to survive. A great example is what I like to call branded content experiences. ‘SUP’s integration with Fox Searchlight’s upcoming indie summer hit (500) Days of Summer exemplfies such:
“(500) Days of Summer isn’t a love story, it’s a story about love. ‘SUP Magazine isn’t a music magazine, it’s a magazine about music. Obviously, a match made in heaven. Welcome to (500) Days of ‘SUP, a daily web site created by the staff of ‘SUP, about music, culture and art, based around and inspired by the Fox Searchlight feature film (500) Days of Summer.”
And the music industry takes one step closer to death. The label’s founding Parisian band Plastiscines can at the very least be guaranteed an album cover of neon, glitter glam, and strong early 90s undertones.
I must admit I may have been wrong about Twitter threatening public discourse. The # seems like it’s saving the conversation by allowing multiple people to follow a single streamed conversation, opposed to the non sequitur person to person tweet. Brands like Land Rover are recognizing the opportunity to create communal Twitter conversations: Its national ad campaign promotes #LRNY on billboards and taxi TVs around NYC. The risk for brands is receiving negative comments; yet, the risk for the public forum is losing a platform for dissent. Do you know any solid examples of dissenting views within Twitter that have birthed new ideas? Please discuss at #savetheconvo.
Alex Balk and Choire Sicha launched The Awl yesterday. Emily Gould is a contributor. Mediabistro describes the site as, “[A] website that zippily surveyed a wealth of resonant, weird, important, frightening, amusing bits of news and ideas? And what if it weren’t totally clogged with reality show linkbait? …[I]t begins here, in an extremely bare form. It might even grow.”