Banksy on Advertising
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Advertising pays for so many things we love, and so many things that are important to advertising. But, yes, some of it is awful, and then, non-commercial art is there to save our souls.
Chris Dannen | Fast Co. Labs | This is what happens when publishers invest in long stories
Audio: Digital Drives Listener Experience | By Laura Santhanam, Amy Mitchell and Kenny Olmstead of the Pew Research Center
Why not measure how well government works? | Jim Tankersley and Dylan Matthews | Washington Post
Why Kickstarter won’t sell or go public.
$274 million was spent on Kickstarter projects in 2012 alone. What do their shareholders think they should do next? “Even if Union Square ventures had reservations, it wouldn’t have mattered,” Max Chafkin writes for Fast Company. “Kickstarter has been profitable since mid-2010 [when Kickstarter founders led a $10 million VC round in 2009]. Chen and his cofounders own a majority of the equity, and he controls the board.” Says Chen, “This is a founder-controlled company. We want to stay independent forever.”
+ My dad is working with husband and wife duo, Carolina Story, and they happen to be pretty awesome. Check out their Kickstarter and try to honestly tell me you don’t want them make an album (and maybe even record your voicemail.)
Interesting that Kickstarter pays more to artists than the NEA. Doubly interesting that Dance projects are super rare, have very few investors, and raise the smallest amount of money, but are MOST likely to be successful! We’re asking too little for ourselves, dancers!
Om Malik | Coffee & Empathy: Why data without a soul is meaningless | GigaOm
I get so many wonderful messages telling me what The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has meant to people. They often include telling me that they’ve been going through a hard thing - a big change in their lives, a loved one’s illness, depression - and that The LBD has been a source of comfort and happiness;…
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