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Monday Morning Reading: Stress, Online Stalking, and CNBC Genius

Griping Online? Comcast Hears and Talks Back – NYT – July, 25

Customers blog and Comcast responds. Interesting read about how companies are realizing they cannot ignore the online community. Of course there is a downside, some people see the commenting and responding as an invasion of privacy and creepy. My take? Genius . Finally a behemoth decides to take on the net and do something beyond putting customers on hold.

CNBC’s editing genius on display in Mark Zuckerberg interview – Valleywag – July, 24

Proof you can’t believe everything you see, this short post and two video insert displays the editing genius of CNBC. It is no secret Mark Zuckerberg is one of the worlds worst interviews, but CNBC polished him up and made the stiff CEO sound confident and precise. Worth just a few minutes of your time, if only to remind you the editing room is a powerful place.

The Last Media Tycoon – Portfolio – August 2008

A detailed, yet fluffy profile of Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth, this piece talks new media, old media and the 800 lb. elephant in the room — the death of newspapers. Even though I feel Graham said all the right things, I can’t help but wonder if she has the vigor to change the industry. Money quote: “We are going to have to get smaller and better and still find a way to put out the best product we can. That may mean that we have to make some choices about what we can cover and what we can’t–and those are going to be hard choices.” — Ah, yeah, just one question… “What age demographic are you going to cut out? The twentysomethings? Because that’s your future….

Stressed Americans Leave 460 Million Vacation Days Unused – Marketingcharts.com

This one says it all. Please stop reading and go outside.

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PS: Shot from this weekends adventures (more to come shortly)

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