Sigh… more reflexive anti-poly bigotry, spreading misinformation. This blogger is on a rampage against Steve Pavlina over that well-known self-development blogger's recent public choice to experiment with going polyamorous.
Personally, I don't know enough about Pavlina to gauge the integrity of his motives, or his ability to undertake this particular change in a healthy, honest way. But I do know that being poly in a mono world takes courage, and Pavlina does appear to have the consent and support of his spouse (who is choosing to remain monogamous). I think it's especially difficult being "out" about being poly — and especially sharing those experiences publicly — since bigotry such as this post is rampant and surprisingly reflexive and vitriolic.
AP roundup of downsized newspapers that formed regional content-sharing cooperatives.
"2. The online media space will be hit hard by the economic downturn in the first half, but by year's end, will have chalked up moderate gains over last year in terms of gross spend. I think it's possible that Q1 09 will be lower than Q1 08, marking the first time that has happened since 01, if I recall correctly. This will cause all sorts of consternation and hand wringing, but in the end, it won't matter. The web is where people are spending their time, the web will be where marketers spend their money.
"10. Agencies will increasingly see their role as that of publishers. Publishers will increasingly see their role as that of agencies. Both can win at this, but only by understanding how to truly add value to real communities – not flash crowds driven by one time events.
"Who's the most valuable surfer on the web? For the auto advertisers, there are few more valuable than a visitor to Edmunds.com. For the next three months, he or she is considered an "in-market car buyer" and will be stalked by a host of ad networks, portals, brokers and other digital middlemen who cut their slice of the advertising pie.
"Rumors abound about ad networks, portals and Google poaching audiences and dollars. …Here's how it works: A publisher decides to allow an ad network to sell some of its inventory. That network places a cookie on the publisher's site. Now, when a user leaves that site, and goes somewhere else, the network can track that user. If that user is worth $10 CPM (meaning the cost to reach a thousand viewers) on a site such as Edmunds.com, the network can buy low-value inventory for, say, a 40-cent CPM on MySpace and re-sell it to an auto manufacturer when the onetime Edmunds' visitor arrives on the social-networking site."