#1 By: Xeni Jardin, December 16th, 2013 20:33
#2 By: Andrew Singleton, December 16th, 2013 20:40
Well if it depended soley on me right now then the cat would get it. I use Google+ and i do follow you. Facebook? Havent' used in years.
#3 By: Kutulhu Mythos, December 16th, 2013 20:46
What sort of monster would dress a cat as Fatty Arbuckle?!
#4 By: Dioptase, December 16th, 2013 20:48
Ever since Sabrina the Teenage Witch was canceled, the cat has had to take work where he can find it. Piano player in a brothel is a new low.
#5 By: Michael B, December 16th, 2013 21:09
I would, but I'm taking that as a challenge, and I sorta really want to see Xeni murder a cat.
#6 By: edked, December 16th, 2013 21:40
If that's a real vintage clip, we can be pretty sure that cat's been dead for many years...
#7 By: Bucket, December 16th, 2013 22:59
Mommy, make the dead cat stop moving!
#8 By: Rusty, December 16th, 2013 23:15
It's a Jazz Cat. The cat gets it whether I follow someone on Facebook or not.
#9 By: Bonnie Ash, December 16th, 2013 23:58
Good thing I kept my copy of 101 uses for a dead cat.
#10 By: daneel, December 17th, 2013 00:14
I already look at the site, okay, the BBS, anyway. What would be the point of following you on Facebook, or Twitter?
#11 By: Rob Bray, December 17th, 2013 00:16
What is it with Boing Boing's endless and ever more desperate sounding "please follow us" on this or that horribly invasive social media platform? Its like every other story, several times a day, please please please follow us! Honestly, I've dealt with junkies that were less demanding.
#12 By: Matthew Davidson, December 17th, 2013 00:26
Hi, I am a very successful social marketing guru who specialises in helping old new media properties retain and grow value in an increasngly competitive post-new media landscape. While I applaud your repeated innovative and intrusive attempts to extract the most value out of your eyeballs, in partnership with the key commercial surveillance providers, I believe that I can help you take that next step across what I call the Internet Commercial Kudos (ICK) threshold.
The problem is that you have a lot of low-value content consumers (or "readers", if you want to get all "steampunk") who aren't in the affluent, vacuous, merch-consuming demographic (or "makers", in your inspired newspeak), and although you're certainly irritating them through advertorial content, outsourcing comments to Discourse, incessant hectoring to leave the open web and join parasitic data silos, you're not quite completely alienating them. This is a problem if you want to provide a high-purity product.
Please don't think I'm being disparaging. You're close. You're very, very close. With the asistance I can provide, I believe we can turn your audience into a much more attractive commodity for the eyeball-consuming market, and their partners in the international intelligence community. When you're ready to take, the next step, just "like" me on Facebook.
#14 By: Jon Sowden, December 17th, 2013 00:45
#15 By: rattypilgrim, December 17th, 2013 01:00
I'd say the cat was dead when the film was made. It looks like a taxidermy puppet to me.
#16 By: Brad Collins, December 17th, 2013 01:11
Sigh... The plethora of pointless cat pictures are bad enough, but now they're animated and why? For the sole purpose of begging people to waste more time on facebook? For what? To talk about cat pictures?
I'm sorry, but the cat pictures are really depressingly awful. Xeni, you are an intelligent creative person, you can do better....
The welcome message when I signed just now asked "Does your reply improve the conversation in some way?" Yes, if it reduces the number of non-sequiturs on Boing Boing then the conversation will improve dramatically.
#17 By: Raybert, December 17th, 2013 03:02
'Facebook? Too mainstream.'
- the unknown hipster, ca. 2012
Seriously, though - I spend too much time on BoingBoing already. Time well spent, bit still.
I'll just pretend this topic was never posted, okay?
#18 By: Conan Edey, December 17th, 2013 04:13
Facebook's fancy metrics getting y'all in a tizzy? Next 'group meeting' Xeni please stand up and repeat a BB hunch from a few years back: meh. The generalized 'Follow us on Twitter/Like us on Facebook' request is already a dead cat.
#19 By: Jardine, December 17th, 2013 04:28
I demand more non-sequiturs!
#20 By: Raybert, December 17th, 2013 04:35
#21 By: Raybert, December 17th, 2013 04:44
Interesting read, thanks!
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