What Would Jesus Donate? The Koch Brothers, among others, are funneling secret money into right-leaning religious political groups. Are the concerns of average Christian voters being dwarfed? (Airdate: 8/7/12)
The inhuman thing about American TV is not so much that they hack everything up with commercials, though that’s bad enough, but in the end all programmes become commercials. Commercials for the status quo. Every image radiates the same disgusting and nauseated message. A kind of boastful contempt. Not one image leaves you in peace, they all want something from you.
Mckayla is not impressed with what’s trending on Huffington Post Live
Watch the video here
If you haven’t seen me out and about lately, it’s because I’ve been working on this new project at The Huffington Post — HuffPost Live. We launched today, and here’s a nice review from the Baltimore Sun. If you want to check it out (or participate!) we’re streaming all day from 10AM to 10PM at http://live.huffingtonpost.com. Here’s to disrupting the “cable news chatterbox format” and bringing more important, community-centric talk to the web.
From the Baltimore Sun:
The Huffington Post this morning launched their live Internet video channel and it’s rocking. The hosts are using Google Hangouts to hold live chats with talking heads, and collected Tweets and video recordings from their audience.
This is the future — and it’s gunning for cable news’ various chatterbox formats, which range from hard news to celebrity chat.
The audience isn’t just watching. We’re engaging, too, with posting comments and Tweets and Facebook updates through the site. And HuffPo adds links to relevant contextual articles and video clips that help support the discussion.
My bet: This is going to turn into a very “sticky” website for HuffPo, with people keeping the chatter on in the background at work and watching the Twit stream. HuffPo isn’t alone in the web video push: Politico and the Wall Street Journal are doing it. Peter Kafka, over at All Things D, has a good overview of what the web news video landscape looks like.)
Expect the big cable news companies to copy this. Or maybe they won’t — to their peril.
The NYT powers that be made an extraordinarily savvy decision to publish an article about the environmental implications of the rising use of air conditioners around the world. The average urbanite in a temperate climate regards nature as something that gives us autumn leaves and farmers…
Are you a spoiled rich kid, like documenting your life Instagram, and want internet fame? Get in touch with @jacobsobroff — HuffPost Live wants to talk to you!
Looking for a few good Instagrammers to join me LIVE on HuffPost today. (Taken with Instagram)
Things I don’t do, numbers 2,342,823 and 24. Skateboard, look cool. Ever.
Work + Google Hangout. Bigger time waster than Turntable.fm.