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Ron Fournier tells more of Johnny Whitmire’s story in this blog post.
I love our “down for maintenance” screen…
|—||Always provocative Matt Yglesias arguing that the book world is in such utter turmoil that a little price-fixing here and there is peanuts. (via arlpolicynotes)|
tumblr starts selling ads
Karp announced at Ad Age’s Digital Conference that on May 2, Tumblr will start offering advertisers the ability to buy an ad unit on Tumblr Radar, which highlights the site’s top posts and gets approximately 120,000,000 impressions a day.
Inevitable. Also: To let advertisers buy access to the tumblr radar seems as a both classy and effective way to reach the tumblr community. Afterall, the company is hosting your blog. And mine. I even have my own domain name. I’ve run this blog for about a year. In the beginning the service was down a lot. Now, it almost never fails. When you have a popular AND solid product, you deserve to make money on it. In one way or another. And tumblr chose another. Good for them.
Carlos Fuentes didn’t mince words when discussing Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. (Video Capture: BBC Mundo, via YouTube)
Influential Mexican intellectual Carlos Fuentes isn’t too fond of his country’s leading presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto.
Fuentes, a former ambassador to France, appeared irked during a recent interview with BBC Mundo when asked about Peña Nieto’s gaffe last week, in which he wrongly attributed Fuentes’s book La Silla del Águila (The Eagle’s Throne) to author Enrique Krauze.
Speaking at Guadalajara’s International Book Fair, a journalist asked Peña Nieto: “What three books have marked your personal and political life?”
“I’ve read lots of novels that I’ve liked but I don’t recall their titles” Peña Nieto responded. “One of the books is the Bible, I didn’t read all of it, but some parts were very important, especially during my adolescent years. […] There were many, such as Krauze’s The Eagle’s Throne …”
Fuentes, 83, addressed several issues regarding Mexico-U.S. relations, the war on drugs, and also his perspective on the 2012 Mexican elections. But he saved his harshest comments for the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s candidate.