I mean yes but WHO CARES? I am not paying this kind man to design a website. I am paying him around $30 with tip to carry my laundry to his car, drive it around the block to his laundromat, and do my damn laundry. What I do not want, out of sheer principle, is to pay is a middle man with access to Photoshop (even one that gives me cookies with my laundry which, yes):
Putting up capital isn’t usually how corn-fed, dreamy-eyed boys and girls across America hope to break into the Entertainment industry. As of this week, though, it might be the most accessible way for them to do it. The New York Times reports:
A start-up, Junction Investments, plans to open for business on Wednesday, allowing wealthy individuals to invest in movies alongside veteran film financiers.
At the start, the company will offer an online chance to back “A Hologram for the King,” an adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel that will star Tom Hanks. Soon after, would-be mini-moguls will be able to invest in “Triple Nine,” a thriller featuring Kate Winslet, the “12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson.
The Junction Investments-backed films are films that will be made anyway, with or without your cash. They are not Tinkerbells that will die if you don’t clap, like the Veronica Mars movie, which became a three-dimensional manifestation of an audience’s enthusiasm after its on-a-whim launching on Kickstarter.
I don't understand most of this article
about how celebrities are making money in social media—brandspeak and social speak are like 2 totally madeup languages and when their powers combine ...
But, the gist: Celebrities are making a lot of money in social media ("CEO Alan Chan says that some clients are making as much as $30,000 to $40,000 a month.") Maybe that means there are business opportunities out there for YOUNG PEOPLE who are NATIVE USERS. Get in on THE GROUND FLOOR of THIS EXCITING NEW INDUSTRY. Of Tweets.
An app to help you vote with your dollars.
Scan an item and Buycott will show you its corporate family tree. Join user campaigns
to help you avoid products with GMO or buy products that support causes you believe in. Made me think of Josh Eidelson's rule
for supporting boycotts: he does it when the workers have called for a boycott of the company.