Did Ashton Get Punk'd? Simon Dumenco from AdAge explains how the mainstream media -- and Kutcher himself -- got wrong about his "win."
High School Musical(s): An evangelical, anti-gay Kansas-based church plans to protest the staging of the musical "Rent" at a Newport Beach, California high school. Also, Ypulse reports that "Spring Awakening" is moving from Broadway to the Sliver Screen. And Fox's Glee hasn't aired yet, but it's already getting lots of buzz--both good and bad (ouch!).
Wonder if the RIAA Got This Memo? According to research, those who download 'free' music are also the industry's largest audience for digital sales and are actually 10 times more likely to purchase music.
Social TV & Multiplatform Media Consumption: New research from IMM finds that "watching TV" is no longer a one-way, passive experience--viewers are increasingly surfing the web while they watch TV and demanding more social networking features.
Conference on Social & Interactive TV: In June EuroITV2009, an international forum for media professionals from all over the world who are interested in, work with and do research on all aspects of interactive and mobile television, will hold their annual conference in Leuven, Belgium, from June 3-5, 2009. Also of interest is a workshop at the conference that will examine ways to integrate social game play into the TV viewing experience.
What's up with the anti-Oprah Twitter Backlash? A great Mashable post by Pete Cashmore on the strange Twitterverse backlash after Oprah introduced Twitter to the masses.
College Life, MTV Style: The interns over at Unigo.com, the uber cool college review site, share their thoughts on the new MTV reality series College Life. Oh, be sure to follow @Unigo on Twitter! Also, with the economy in shambles new college grads flocking to national service programs.
iPhoneEDU: Here's a great list of free or really cheap iPhone Apps for educators. Thanks to Ben Wilkoff, 2007 Ypulse Totally Wired Teacher, for sharing this link. Don't forget: Nominations for the 2009 Ypulse Totally Wired Teacher Award are due by May 15th!
Chirping about Twitter: More ways you can use Twitter in an educational setting. Features my pal Josie Fraser -- the brains behind lots of educational & social technology projects including Digizen. Follow @josiefraser on Twitter.
Another Yahoo! Bites the Dust: Yahoo! is closing its very cool video editing and hosting service Jumpcut. This is really sad. Jumpcut had a great following in the education community as a free alternative to iMovie. RIP Jumpcut, RIP.