Morning caffeine here, while Gigaom drops some Dean Martin on the online karaoke backbeat : “The whole world is drunk and we’re just the cocktail of the moment. Someday soon, the world will wake up, down two aspirin with a glass of tomato juice, and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about.”
I totally agree with Jeff Jarvis re YouTube : “I don’t agree with those who say that YouTube is unpurchasable because of bandwidth costs and rights issues. Viacom got over the latter with iFilm and a million or two a month is nuttin to big companies. But more important: This is just too big to ignore. This is more than a new network. It’s a new TV, two-way TV, the TV run by the people on the other end of the rabbit ears.”
Over here not yet a bubble, but the dual motivators of greed and fear. Lots of talk about newspapers contextual integration. NYT : “This lets us be a search engine,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, director of multimedia for Opubco Communications Group, which publishes the Oklahoman and its Web site, NewsOK.com. “We look at it like we just hired 30,000 journalists, because now we can give you our story and what the rest of the world is saying about it.” Jamie BB06 winner was just on Nova bustin perfect Aussie Zoolander method. More caffeine please.