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Lena Dunham asks artists to perform for free on her book tour

Lena Dunham who got $3.7 million in advance for a book, where the book tour tickets alone would generate $304,000 in revenue, decided in a moment of Amanda Palmer "Beers, hugs, and high-fives" frenzy that the artists she enlisted to perform as opening acts on her book tour should not get paid a dime. Not even gas money. They'll get exposure, see.
Aaaah. Exposure. How is it that saying goes? Money is what you live on; exposure is what you die from.
This we gather from reading the New York Times :

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Dust off the desktop, save the internet

Your mobile addiction is killing the internet. This is a fact.

You know how people talk about the mobile revolution?. What they're really talking about is the get up close and personal revolution. The, we have everything you want, and it fits in your pocket revolution, which is synonymous with the "It conveniently solves our biggest marketing problems as well" revolution, so which came first, the chicken, or the egg?

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Photographer bugged out of business by copyright infringement

I could make a better headline than Arstechnicas
Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer
. Photographer Alex Wild who has made photographing insects his speciality writes about the pros, and giant cons of the rampant infringement on the internet and his experiences.

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Thom Yorke attempts to legitimize BitTorrent

A couple of days ago, Radiohead front man Thom Yorke tweeted the above photo as well as posted to his tumblr site. Then made the announcement that his new album will be made available for pay, via BitTorrent. BitTorrent, the site known for their sharing-is-caring philosophy is now trying to go legit. Thom Yorke will of course be helping in this process, thanks to all the publicity he'll be giving to it.

Here's the official release from him and Nigel Godrich

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AKA NYC Lends Expertise to Advertising Week’s Advertising Futures Competition

Entertainment marketing agency is mentoring high school students taking part in the annual competition.

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Fake marketing agency fakes 4chan fake leak of Emma Watson nudes

If the headline seems oblique, it's because the story is a onion-layered mess of hoaxes playing the blame game, and reporters being all too willing to spread incorrect information in the hopes of getting the fabled first Google news hit scoop traffic. That traffic is golden.

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Clean Air poem printed in "smog-eating" material absorbs pollution

British poet Simon Armitage wrote "In Praise of Air," which does exactly what it says on the tin:

I write in praise of air. I was six or five/when a conjurer opened my knotted fist/and I held in my palm the whole of the sky./I've carried it with me ever since.

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SMSupermalls apologises for rape shirt - but it's plagiarized too.

SMSupermalls in the Philippines are in trouble today. Somehow this t-shirt, with the line "It isn't rape, it's just snuggle with a struggle" made it to their shops.

Someone out shopping found the shirt, tweeted this and it was soon retweeted many times.

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