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A pun too far?

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

It is disturbingly easy for sub-editors to descend into a kind of journalistic psychopathy in which all stories are fair game for jaunty puns, writes Mel Campbell. But are some stories unpunnable.

Save our TV show: fan campaigns that worked (and lots that didn't)

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

In recent years, some massive fan campaigns have been mounted to save ailing cult shows from the axe. A look at the ones that worked... and the ones that didn't.

Twitter audience is exploding, but no-one's sticking around

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

A study has found that over 60% of people who sign up to Twitter have stopped using the service a month later.

Swine flu hysteria pulls 10,000 tweets per hour

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

Twitter is recording about 10,000 tweets about "swine flu" per hour.

Web services drained by unprofitable third world countries

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

Sites like YouTube and Facebook are seeing unprecendent growth in the developing world, but these countries drain their servers and generate little ad revenue. What is the socially minded Web2.0 to do?

Colbert study: Conservatives don't get the joke

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

A study by Ohio State University has found that many conservatives don't actually understand that Stephen Colbert is joking on The Colbert Report. *Facepalm*

The hipster's eternal search for authenticity

CrikeyApr 28, 2009

Café Bustelo, a Cuban coffee company founded in the Bronx in 1928, is seeking new adherents and finding them at Sundance, Fashion Week and Coachella. Will the hipsters fall for it?

First draft of history? Pretty bad.

CrikeyApr 28, 2009

As far as first attempts go, journalism's first draft of history is pretty average. Especially when it comes to the GFC.

Facebook's missing fingers

CrikeyApr 28, 2009

Facebook is totally awesome except for the whole work/friends/family thing. Here are five things that the social networking site is missing.

Music journalism for dummies

CrikeyApr 28, 2009

Steps include doing no research on MySpace, scrawling incomprehensible notes and capturing the zeitgeist.