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CBS's "Fast Draw" Whiteboard Explanations

Posted by: leelefever on February 17, 2008- 4:00pm


Categories: Explanation, television, video, whiteboard


CBS is starting to integrate whiteboard-based explantions into the news.  We first heard about it  being used on the show Sunday Morning, where I imagine the lighter content seemed more appropriate.  Thanks to Ron for the pointer to this video. Just recently, the same team of Josh Landis and Mitch Butler were paired with Katie Couric on the Evening News to explain the superdelegates.  You can see the video on this post. It will be interesting to watch how the mainstream media reacts to these... Continue Reading

Gaming American Idol: Sanjaya

Posted by: leelefever on March 29, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: gaming, humor, Social Design, television


Ratings, reputation, recommendations, etc. all have problems when it comes to trying to discover the most accurate/helpful/interesting/compelling content. One of the biggest problems is "gaming" which means working to produce results that diverge from the results the system was designed to produce. Well, it appears that some are on a mission to game American Idol and actually try to enable one of the lesser-talented performers to, as the BBC reports win the whole thing. Enter: Sunjaya. Now,... Continue Reading