New York City media has finally given up, overall, on providing hand-selected calendars of events. Time Out New York recently abandoned its "things to do today" call-outs. The Village Voice, while stuffed with listings, is not really that useful; it's crowded with ongoing events and the like. The New Yorker's Goings On app is... pretty hit or miss per section. (Their "Above and Beyond" and "Readings" selection is pretty miserable, and that's where the good stuff in town is.) I think everyone has discovered that it's just not worth their energy or resources. The last "things to do" resource is the weekly Nonsense NYC email, and that's a labor of love that is full of amazing things I would never, ever attend. Should we throw in the towel too? Or should someone swoop in and save New York from itself?
Cody Brown, of Scrollkit, made a replica of the ballyhooed New York Times "Snow Fall" story—in about an hour. Naturally, the Times made a copyright complaint: he was, after all, using their images and whatnot! So he removed it. Then they insisted that he "remove any reference to the New York Times" from his website. Heh. READ MORE
"The summer following the winter that my mother took off into something called Women's Land for what I could only guess would be all eternity, my father decided that there was no choice but for him to quit his despised job and take me and my brother to the beach for at least the entire summer and possibly longer." READ MORE
Things, you can do them, or not. Oh my God it's so Internet week today. Robert Scoble is giving a talk! Here is a description of a panel! "From actors and musicians to writers and producers, the Internet has provided unprecedented opportunities for New York's creative class. A panel of content creators discusses how this powerful disruptive digital medium has helped jumpstart their businesses and accelerate their careers." POWERFUL, DISRUPTIVE, DIGITAL. #brands #social #digital #life
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