Monthly Archives: December 2006

NBC’s Horny Manatee (SFW)

Conan O’Brien stumbled into another great example of viewers interacting with and reshaping what appears on broadcast TV. This one happened when Conan ad-libbed the URL after a segment in which an FSU manatee appears in front of a … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, television, video

Geotagging the precise location

I upped my nerd rating this weekend by hiking the Billy Goat Trail with a GPS attached to my wrist. It’s a trail just a few miles from DC, so I wasn’t worried about getting lost. I just wanted the … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, flickr, geotagging, gps | 1 Comment

Spams, scams and search

During the last two weeks, I spent much of my time in focus groups on search. While I can’t talk about the concepts we were testing, one thing that struck me was the degree to which people viewed all of … Continue reading

Posted in research, spam

Lawyers, sponsored links and Taco Bell

This was quick: The first Sponsored Link when you do a search for “taco bell” is an ad for New Jersey lawyers looking to take advantage of the E. coli scare. It will be interesting to see how quickly the … Continue reading

Posted in advertising