Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Around The Blogosphere 08 February 2011

Will New York State Outlaw Pirate Radio?

FCC Planning National-Level EAS Test

Albany radio buffs discuss/muse changes on the local AM dial...

Sonia Faleiro ::: How Technology has Transformed the Sex Trade

I was browsing CBS2's interactive site and a story about the dreaded skin disease MRSA caught my eye. Ok, we know about MRSA, but we did we know it could do THIS: "Doctors said Mauriello’s secondary infection, Lemierre’s, manifested as a septic clot in his jugular vein and was likely caused by the MRSA." YIKES!

The story reminds me of what happened to model Mariana Bridi, dead for two years now...

I guess Philadelphia is becoming more and more like Detroit: not safe, not even in broad daylight!

Since I was knee-high to a puppy I've been on the AOL SUCKS bandwagon. This Has Happened Before: Comparing the AOLington Post to AOL Time Warner. (NY Mag outlines the paralells of the two deals) ...The Internet company's name is still a proxy for expensive mergers gone wrong following the unraveling of its $350 billion merger with Time Warner Inc in 2000. Once worth $163 billion, today AOL has a market capitalization of around $2.3 billion. Shares fell 3.4 percent to close at $21.19 on Monday.

AOL's management was eager to point out that there would be financial benefits from buying Huffington Post.

"One plus one will equal 11," AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong said in an interview with The New York Times. Errrr... okay...

From Politico ::: “The AOL-HuffPost deal demonstrates how overwhelmingly popular the progressive political perspective is online,” said Jane Hamsher, publisher of the proressive blog FireDogLake. “Just as Twitter and Facebook are connecting vast numbers of people who oppose an oppressive Egyptian regime, likewise the Huffington Post has informed and connected a technologically sophisticated audience who support progressive change in the United States. Notably, there is no Tea Party counterpart to the Huffington Post. The numbers don’t lie.”

Karl Frisch, the progressive strategist, suggested that, just as Drudge had inspired the Huffington Post, the Huffington Post had inspired sites with more conservative viewpoints.

“With her new perch, Arianna will be able to broaden her reach,” Frisch said.

There's much better news ::: All Hail! King of the Snow People!
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