Monday, 28 May 2012

Giving away my material for free

This page might become a dumping ground for articles on about the perils, or joys, of giving away stuff online for free.

We're all terrified of giving away content for free.

And yet Legacy media organisations... and creators... also want the web for getting as many eyeballs to their material as possible.

Here's a quote from the Seth Godin blog
- comparing it to free samples at the Farmer's market:

This is vexing, even to someone who merely makes ideas. Watching people sneak endless tastes with no intention of making a purchase--sometimes I gasp at the audacity.

The distinction in the digital world is profound. In the digital world, the more free samples you give away, the better you do.

The miserly mindset that afflicts the merchant watching inventory walk out the door at the market is counterproductive in the digital world. That's because more free samples cost you nothing.

The scarce resources in the connection revolution are connection, attention and trust, not molecules, atoms or strawberries.

Here's another example - Why FREE works

"...the more the audience freely shares the film, the more they purchase DVDs, theater admissions, and merchandise; witness the $$ numbers that prove it.

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which has screened in over 150 film festivals and won over 30 international awards including the Annecy Grand Crystal, The IFFLA Grand Jury Prize, and a Gotham Award.

Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to Copyleft her film, and join as Artist-in-Residence."

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck on the BBC Xmas VT tape 1979 - All-time Fave TV #13

I'm not putting out my All-Time Favourite 100 Bits of TV out in any order, but think this might actually be my all-time fave.

Every year, TV companies in the UK used to make a Christmas tape for the office party - a not safe for work collection of bloopers, in-gags, and basicially, famous people swearing.
(Here's a random youtube search for a load...)

This is from the 1979 BBC TV VT Department Christmas tape - I think cut from outtakes from rehearsals of the 1979 special "Engelbert" directed by Stewart Morris (who features in the Eurovision control room clip linked on my first #1 Fave Bit Of TV post on the list)

It's 13 on my 100 all-time Favourite TV - The full list is here.

<-- #12 My favourite clip about writing TV sitcoms


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Monday, 21 May 2012

Subtle hints from @Tesco supermarket (and others...)

It's almost like my Clubcard is trying to tell me something.


Tesco can be very chilling as well:

Tesco Youre Next sign, you're next, chilling sign, store supermarket line queue, directional signage

And this from comedian Paul Foot's facebook page
"A tragic receipt."

Got any more? Leave a comment below or tweet me @neilmossey

Did once see in pound shop a sign saying "Looking to quit?" right next to bottles of lube. Wish I'd taken a pic now.

VIA @Herccrew3
Please note, Cat milk does not come from cats.

- Optimistic Shelf Edge Labelling (from LESSONS FOR MY KIDS)-

Life in 2012:

I love this optimistic shelf-edge labelling.

Because when someone needs to steal baby milk, this will really make them think twice.

See also:
MUST HAVES - the other dread phrase in the supermarket


Sunday, 20 May 2012

The most compelling and disturbing cartoon I have ever seen

The most compelling and disturbing cartoon I have seen (including the title sequence to "Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch").


by Run Wrake

Can't stop watching.

I put stuff like this on my blog so I know where can find it again - probably search for it under “that spooky cartoon with the ladybird book style pictures and the words over their heads...”

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