CNN Thinks LOL Cats Are the Future of News

Now that CNN and BuzzFeed have joined forces to create a new online video destination, the meme-ification of the news is almost complete. The viral celebrities, the LOL cats, and the Listicles have won. The one company at the nexus of the meme aggregation movement - BuzzFeed - and the one media company that practically invented the 24-hour news cycle - CNN - have partnered to give you the 24-Hour Buzz Cycle. All buzz, all the time.

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How Memes Spread

“A movement starts because of the social habits of friendship and the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of a community, and the weak ties that hold neighbourhoods and clans together. And it endures because a movement’s leader gives participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and a feeling of ownership” Charles Duhigg

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How Do You Get a Billion Hits on YouTube?

My story this week in FORBES:

When was the last time you had a hit on YouTube? You are the CMO and you have the opportunity to generate big viewership numbers on YouTube at a time when paid media budgets are being slashed.

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The Future vs The Past of Entertainment

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In Order to Exist Online We Must Write Ourselves into Being

by: Lynette Webb

A few days ago I got 'meme-tagged'... thanks Alan.

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Memetics: Why we copy each other by Denis Failly

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