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“People is more important than everything, even grammar” (and the death of TV)

If you can spare 28 minutes, this is brilliant – sort of a poor man’s TED talk.  Engaging and funny while making a serious point about the role of the Internet in connecting people and replacing TV.  It does get a bit ranty at some points, is perhaps a little US-focussed for UK readers and perhaps Dan could have talked a little bit more about how the Internet can be a success rather than all the great stuff he’s done over the years with TV…  ah well – take it or leave it.

I guess Facebook trying to monetise what is ostensibly a social gathering is what he’s talking about.  For example, expecting companies to invest in resource to run Facebook pages and then asking them to pay to promote their posts on people’s walls strikes me as regressing to the old model of TV advertising.  And then asking ordinary people to do the same is definitely not following Dan’s “connecting” model.

If you haven’t got time, here’s a quick summary on Pajiba.

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