I’ve been saying this for years and now the execs at HBO are starting to wake up to the fact that piracy is not your enemy, it’s your friend. Whether it’s music, film, or literature there is a huge upside to piracy.
“With a head-spinning 4.3 million downloads per episode, Game of Thrones became the most-pirated TV show on the Internet last year.
These figures understandably caused much debate, but left show director David Petrarca quite unruffled. During a panel discussion at the University of Western Australia the 47-year-old said that shows like Game of Thrones thrive on “cultural buzz” and benefit from the social commentary they generate. Piracy, he said, helps to oil those wheels…” [Continue Reading]
Imagine being able to sell stuff directly from a Facebook post, and all your customer had to do was leave a comment saying “sold” in order to make a purchase. It would be magical right? I think so too.
I could see this being especially useful for bands and musicians of all types.
“The purchasing method mimics the natural interactions that people have with their friends on Facebook. ”It’s fun, it’s conversational, and it’s visible,” said Soldsie CEO Chris Bennett in a phone interview.
Merchants, brands, and small business owners can use Soldsie to post their items for sale on Facebook. When shoppers type “sold” into the comments, the item goes straight to their shopping carts. The shoppers will then get an email prompting them to complete the purchase through Paypal or credit card when they’re ready.
Both buyers and sellers have to register for the service in order for it to work, so no erroneous sales will be made by people who are merely sold on an idea rather than an actual product…” [Continue Reading]
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