The Super Bowl has long been seen as the “tent pole” of American consumer culture: an annual game that routinely pulls in viewers at a scale otherwise achieved only by one-off events like series finales and celebrity car chases. It actually drives sales of TVs: the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association reports that 2.5 million people plan to buy a new TV for the express purpose of watching the game, part of an overall $8.7 billion in Super Bowl-related consumer spending.
The term “Web 2.0” was coined to describe (and, in part, predict) the rise in user-created content on the Net. Recently there have been two stories that show interesting developments in Web 2.0's evolution: bumps in the road to the anticipated convergence with television, and the rise of 2.0 as alternative journalism.
PBS' Frontline will be showing Growing Up Online on Tuesday, January 22.
A contest asks young people to make videos showing their vision of what sex education should be.
Why are movies so often unlike their trailers? The answer may surprise you.
New York Times articles are good primers on film and sound editing.
MNet's most popular offerings of 2007.
Profile of the late Edward Boyd, who pushed Pepsi to market to African Americans.