Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Keeping Austin Weird

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  • Damian Christie,

    How difficult would it be for an enterprising (read: time rich, money poor) writer to boost his or her page views to guarantee the three-fiddy? Or are their technological/subscription barriers in place?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Damian Christie,

    How difficult would it be for an enterprising (read: time rich, money poor) writer to boost his or her page views to guarantee the three-fiddy? Or are their technological/subscription barriers in place?

    I need to quiz Barry on exactly how this works and whether they actually mean page-views, subscribers who read each story or whatever.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18991 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Indeed. Cos I reckon $300 for pushing F5 eight-hundred times is a pretty sweet deal… #lifeafterTVNZ7

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster,

    I've had a subscription to the NBR forever, but there is no longer any must read material in the printed edition. I have no interest spending my money on online access if it isn't (even historically) in the print version.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    SXSW is one conference that doesn't rely on old boys' networks to run, unlike certain big casinos we're familiar with. If anything, old boys' networks would rightly be laughed off stage.

    It could be a template for Wellington to follow, given the egghead-breaking masquerading as fiscal restraint going on in the capital right now.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4365 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Old Boys Network could very well be one of the 1300 odd acts performing at SXSW, it seems 'ironic enough' for a hipster outfit.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Well, Austin TX has competition. I picked up a bumper sticker in Portland ORE a couple of weeks ago which read Portland : Keep It Weird They claim prior ownership on it. In either case, I think they are only mildly or respectably weird.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2321 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie, in reply to Damian Christie,

    "pushing F5 eight-hundred times"

    Hey Damian - let's say I write a one-click script for you that does this work for you and you pay me $50 every time you use it. Sound good?

    Wellingtron • Since Nov 2006 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Tbh, I'm way more comfortable with "a McDonald's burger" than "one of McDonald's burgers". And I really can't say why

    [A reply to the Twitter on the right]

    Because the branding lingo has gotcha.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Also in response to a tweet

    Audrey Young's story for tomorrow's paper. Labour and NZF press govt on #teapottapes in the House: http://t.co/v6Rl5wBf

    Last para:

    Mr O'Rourke, referring to the part of tape in which Mr Key reportedly says that New Zealand First's supporters were dying off, asked "has the Prime Minister sought or received any information on how many elderly New Zealand First supporters died during the course of the police investigation?"

    Nice.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2173 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Palmer,

    "The city of Austin, Texas, is unlike most of the rest of the state ..."

    Austin is the home of Stratfor, so perhaps it isn't as unlike the rest of Texas as it boasts.

    Since Nov 2006 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to nzlemming,

    Nice.

    Dennis is rarely nice. Beware.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Phil Palmer,

    Austin is the home of Stratfor, so perhaps it isn’t as unlike the rest of Texas as it boasts.

    You can also throw in Alex Jones. But compared with say, Houston or Dallas, it is most certainly different on balance.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4365 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    clutter busting

    a clsuter of music, interactive and film conferences

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

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