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The Really Really Big Living Room

There’s an interesting piece in Ad Age this week on Social TV. In my mind it adds more credence to the “everything old is new again” theory since as with many “new” tech-based things what we’re seeing is very old behaviors expressed via brand spanking new digital tools.  For those of you playing at home, our friends at Wikipedia define social TV as

“a general term for technology that supports communication and social interaction in either the context of watching television, or related to TV content. It also includes the study of television-related social behavior, devices and networks. Social television systems can for example integrate voice communication, text chat, presence and context awareness, TV recommendations, ratings, or video-conferencing with the TV content either directly on the screen or by using ancillary devices.”

Which of course, is kind of an old thing, right? Continue reading

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The Next Star

The Next Food Network Star

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As you probably know, one of my favorite TV channels is The Food Network and since it’s Friday, I want to focus on one of their programs for our Foodie Friday Fun.  This is the seventh season of The Next Food Network Star which I think is a really interesting program for a number of reasons.  The biggest name to emerge from the show is the past winner Guy Fieri, who has become a star on NBC (Minute To Win It) as well as on a number of food-related shows but a few of the other winners, and runners-up, have continued on The Food Network and help to prove that the process works.  Can it work for you? Continue reading

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Free Samples

I used to work for a couple of broadcasters when the Internet became a big thing (you’ve heard of it, right?) When we used to talk about putting content on the web we’d always say video would not be among it. At first it was because the quality would be so terrible that no one would watch it. Then the pipes got fatter, processors got faster, and the discussion changed to shredding the ratings. The fear was that if we gave users control over what they watched and when they watched it we’d destroy our audiences and revenue. Turns out not so much. Continue reading

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Cooks Vs. Bakers

Seaman Mark Andaya prepares fresh rolls for th...

Maybe this is an idea for yet another reality show, but it’s a thought I have to end the week on a foodie theme.  I know – we need more competitive cooking shows about as much as we need more political ads on TV but I had this thought which of course also relates to business.

Cooks vs. Bakers.  That’s the thought.  I think you’re really one or the other and that’s both inside and outside of the kitchen.  Here’s why it might be an interesting competition and what it has to do with your office life. Continue reading

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