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  1. Jul 2022
  2. May 2022
    1. what if Tarlton could place an antenna further up the mountain in Summit Hill and run a cable to his shop?

      Origin story of cable television

      An electronics store needed a way to demonstrate the capabilities of television sets, but was in a valley that prevented line-of-site access to a transmitter.

  3. Mar 2022
    1. First is that it actually lowers paid acquisition costs. It lowers them because the Facebook Ads algorithm rewards engaging advertisements with lower CPMs and lots of distribution. Facebook does this because engaging advertisements are just like engaging posts: they keep people on Facebook. 

      Engaging advertisements on Facebook benefit from lower acquisition costs because the Facebook algorithm rewards more interesting advertisements with lower CPMs and wider distribution. This is done, as all things surveillance capitalism driven, to keep eyeballs on Facebook.

      This isn't too dissimilar to large cable networks that provide free high quality advertising to mass manufacturers in late night slots. The network generally can't sell all of their advertising inventory, particularly in low viewing hours, so they'll offer free or incredibly cheap commercial rates to their bigger buyers (like Coca-Cola or McDonalds, for example) to fill space and have more professional looking advertisements between the low quality advertisements from local mom and pop stores and the "as seen on TV" spots. These higher quality commercials help keep the audience engaged and prevents viewers from changing the channel.

  4. Jan 2022
    1. exclusion par rapport à ses camarades

      Je trouve que la comparaison avec la télévision n'est pas complètement juste. En effet, les professeurs ne donnaient pas des recherche a faire avec la télévision, ce n'étaient pas une source d'accès a la connaissance. Aujourd'hui il faut être préparé a faire des recherches, a chercher l'information. L'usage d'internet est bien plus stimulant que de regarder la télévision.

  5. Dec 2021
    1. Some people have found success with a crowd-funded Patreon-kind of funding model. Even though ostensibly making is showbusiness now,

      Starting with reality television, everything seems to have become entertainment. Social media has accelerated this.

      The idea that "making is showbusiness" is an interesting label for this.

      We also have "manufacturing"; when will we have digufacturing?

  6. Oct 2021
  7. Sep 2021
    1. Don’t sit to close to the television. The old way of thinking and now to much screen time can have an effect on your mental health.

    2. The house wife watching her soap opera wail doing chores. Family’s finding ways to schedule time around television. One rule in my house hold all of the homework had to be done before watching TV.

    3. We go to theaters to see plays. But with movies, TV show and Vlogs on YouTube there are more ways to tell a story. I would argue it’s not cheap entertainment it’s a new way of story telling

  8. May 2021
  9. Apr 2021
    1. Although no one would hesitate to watch a TV show because they haven’t studied enough television history, many people think they do not know enough art history to look at art. For Linnea West, an educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Slow Art Day lowers some of the barriers by making the case that there’s something to be gained simply from looking.“You don’t have to come to a work with knowledge you read in a book to get a lot out of it,” she says.

      This is an important point that many miss about art.

  10. Mar 2021
  11. Oct 2020
    1. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls on Thursday night instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned.

      Finally the sort of competition that Trump can understand: it's a ratings race!

  12. May 2017