Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse and the Death of TV

I learn much of what I know about the future of media from my kids. I live with two crystal balls and if you look closely enough, you can indeed see the future. What I am seeing lately is both my … [Read more...]

Time Warner Plays Hardball with Web TV Initiatives

Why the broader entertainment industry cannot learn from the steaming hunk of rubble that is the music industry I do not understand. The music industry was the first to be effected by the new digital … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert, Social Media and Me

RIP Roger Ebert I discovered Roger Ebert a long time ago when I was just a kid. Siskel and Ebert had recently started, back then on PBS stations. It was a small show only a small number of people … [Read more...]

YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions

When Google bought YouTube for a billion and a half dollars back in 2006, some thought it was foolhardy. Surely the major content players would come crashing down on YouTube for copyright violations … [Read more...]

What Bugs Me About Vine

I think I figured out what bugs me so much about Vine, the new social video app  from twitter. Some people are comparing it to Instagram and someone on the recent TWIT podcast said we should think of … [Read more...]

How Show Runners Should be Using Social TV

The phenomenon of Social TV started getting serious traction last year and I think will grow even faster in 2013. There are many social tv apps available now providing a more interactive experience … [Read more...]

Twitter Launches Vine. Attention Spans Shrink to 6 Seconds

People have been trying to create the "Twitter for video" for years now with little success. Seesmic was the first that I remember. Others like Social Cam and Viddy have tried as well. One of my … [Read more...]

Snoop Dogg for Hot Pockets

Kudos for Hot Pockets and Snoop Dogg for teaming up to convert the Snoop Dogg hit "Drop it like it's hot" into "Pocket like it's hot." The video is hilarious and silly in all the right ways and became … [Read more...]

H+ The Digital Series is Television 2.0

There is a great new show on that you should be watching, especially if you are a fan of sci-fi called H+. But it's not on any traditional network, it's on YouTube. This is a full blown production … [Read more...]

Screens Continue To Invade Our Lives

Screen, screen, everywhere a screen. The first screen was our traditional television. Then, we got one on our desktop via the desktop computer. Now, we have additional screens in our lap and in our … [Read more...]