March 25, 2007

Mr. Kinberg is an Artist

I'd no idea that Mr. Kinberg was an artist. Vlogger in the news!
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At the other end of the threat spectrum was Joshua Kinberg, a graduate student at Parsons School of Design and the subject of four pages of intelligence reports, including two pictures. For his master’s thesis project, Mr. Kinberg devised a “wireless bicycle” equipped with cellphone, laptop and spray tubes that could squirt messages received over the Internet onto the sidewalk or street.

The messages were printed in water-soluble chalk, a tactic meant to avoid a criminal mischief charge for using paint, an intelligence report noted. Mr. Kinberg’s bicycle was “capable of transferring activist-based messages on streets and sidewalks,” according to a report on July 22, 2004.

March 21, 2007

Amanda Congdon & Ze Frank In Marketwatch Blog

Curiosity about what's next for Ze (and Amanda), here's the first I've heard about what Mr. Frank might be up to.

Another prominent Web blogger, Ze Frank, is also casting about for new opportunities.  He, too, is using the popularity of his Web video show to break into other media. He and National Geographic pitched PBS on a documentary series.

Both Congdon and Frank have become 'brands.'  Rather than trying to sell advertising on their Web video efforts, while no one (or everyone) was looking, they were selling themselves.

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March 6, 2007 :: Wall Street Journal :: Walter S. Mossberg

All of the Faux Press' media is hosted by, so it makes me all warm and fuzzy to see mentioned in the WSJ by Walter Mossberg. Blip deserves all the success in the world 'cause Blip 'gets' what indie producers need and deserve.

How did Blip figure it out? They went to the community and asked. And listened. And implemented based on what they learned.