"You don’t have to be Jack Kevorkian to see that the misguided need to service ego with viral expression is becoming a fantastic way to attempt career suicide."
Deadline Film Editor Mike Fleming ponders the wacky decisions celebs make when they get a little too rambunctious with their public expression on social media sites.
Mike has been put in a contemplative mode by the self-directed exploding missiles (and missives) this past several days of Angus T. Jones, James Gunn (technically, his mess was launched two years ago but just noticed by fans with WAY too much time on their hands) and Jason Flemyng.
These particular examples come just a few weeks after Donald Trump and Victoria Jackson (though Mike doesn’t mention these two) turned themselves into punch line pretzels after extraordinary Twitter conniptions on election night.
Read more of Mike’s pondering on this increasingly common practice of socially mediated self-defenestration here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/for-career-suicide-nothing-beats-the-web/
He has a great kicker of a last line too. What do you think of his points?
November 12, 2012
Deadline Executive Editor David Lieberman, who writes about our weekly YouTube channel rankings (except this week; there was a technical glitch that affected reporting), attempts to clear up all the “information - and misinformation” floating around about Google’s plans to re-up a portion of the 100 or so original-content channels it launched last year.
Check David’s story here to get the details, as far as Google has released them so far: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/youtube-channels-funding/
And minor disclosure: our parent company, Penske Media Corp., also owns one of those channels, ENTV. It has consistently been in or around the top 10 of all the original-content channels in terms of views and visitors (as measured by a third-party company), but as David says, pure viewership isn’t the only criteria for getting more money out of Google. So, yes, there’s some significant interest in how this all plays out in some corners of the PMC family too.
October 26, 2012
Just a quick thank you to all the new followers who’ve added Deadline in the past two or three weeks. Today we crossed the 7,000 mark. With Oscar season just beginning to ramp up (went to a “Lincoln” screening on Monday, with much more coming), we expect to have lots of fun stuff to share in coming weeks.
September 4, 2012
Interesting tidbit from Politico.com and Ezra Klein about the massive Twitterverse reaction to Michelle Obama speech
August 29, 2012
Why, yes, that IS a photo of the President of the United States, venturing onto one of the most free-wheeling sites on the web, Reddit, to go through a peculiar ritual there ventured by some prominent people called AMA (Ask Me Anything).
THAT is brave.
July 30, 2012
Twitter nuked a British reporter’s account after he criticized the handling of tickets to the Olympics in London and included the work email of the NBC Sports boss partly blamed for the many empty seats in even prime events.
Twitter said including personal information in a post was a violation of policies. Play nicely or not at all in these Games. But what do you think? Was Twitter, at Olympic partner NBC’s behest, being heavy handed? Or was the journalist out of line?
Read more on Deadline here about the mess: http://ow.ly/1lK8eP