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As television users embrace the adfree environment with TiVo, more premium content, while broadcasters scramble to figure out how to add more ads that are un-”zappable” etc- Music listeners will begin to embrace the ad filled environment in exchange for free content. While labels and big-wigs scramble to figure out the best way to implement. But commercials during streaming? That’s hardly original… isn’t that just what (terrestrial) radio does?

I guess tried and true is what they’re aiming for.

What about required ad viewing during downloads- that will only last as long as people have speeds <T1, or maybe have mandatory “holding” periods like MegaUpload and other sites do, you can pay for VIP access to skip… but what stops people from reposting on their own server?

You could also reward people for looking at ads with bonus content… but that only goes so far too.

What is the world to do?

Also, Santelli apparently has no idea how a representative democracy works: you cant have an election on the internet for something that’s how people like Stephen Colbert get their name’s on space ships.

via http://readitdammit.wordpress.com/

“Have the camera pull way out…” Yea show em all the busy looking people!

And this is why I don’t watch television…

Who want’s to buy me these? Size 13 in case you were wondering…

I think I like white the best, what about you?

In White...

In White...

In Orange....

In Orange....

In MOONBOOT... i mean, silver

In MOONBOOT... i mean, silver

The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas

Reading all the other blogs and tweets about people meeting Gary V only made my anticipation that much more. It was one of my SXSW goals- I only started following/watching him mid/late last year but I totally vibe with his style and message.

So, I was waiting for the elevator at the Hilton Austin to get to the 4th floor to go to a panel and all the sudden I saw a very familiar figure with green beanie strutting into my view. As I stared for a brief second the persons smile grew bigger and then I realized “holy shit, it’s Gary V.” Immediately he came up to me and we greeted each other. The aura of openness and friendliness was awesome, like an old friend. We spoke briefly in the elevator. I asked him to sign my Gary Vaynerchuk “Internet All Stars” Card (which I’ve carrying around with a Sharpie since yesterday for just such a “run in” occasion). I gave him a JESS3 poster and then he was off. I don’t know, it was probably the best “meeting a mentor” experience I’ve had, probably, the best first impression of meeting anyone, ever- no joke.

Then, minutes later, I got a DM on twitter from Gary following up and telling me he thought the poster was “BOMB.”

Sick.

I sort of feel like a giggly little girl in the 90s meeting N*SYNC or the Backstreet Boys writing about this- but seriously, it was epically legit.

BTW, here’s the poster.

jess3_skwak_17x11bis

via JawkDNA‘s Twitter

Ok- so I apologize for the absence of pictures right now- I thought I would be cool and save space in my bag, and thinking “oh look, my camera and USB harddrive both use USB, I’ll just bring one cable! Brilliant!” Except that my iPhoto library is on said drive and I need both of said devices to be plugged in to transfer the glorious SXSW pix to said iPhoto library… get what I said? Basically I FAIL. So I should be getting another cable from someone soon. Until then, enjoy tweets and twitpics @adamdexter

Also Z-Tejas is legit, the food and service are great and they “Get It” with social media PR, madd props!

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