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Take 5 – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, April 26th, 2013

It’s Friday.You’ve earned a break to enrich yourself with these gems from around the Blogads network (and if it’s any day other than Friday when you get around to seeing this, you still earned it-go you!):

GalaDarling explores Chinese face-reading:

Long story short, put down your tweezers.

DogShaming revamps the site:

Site designs come and go, but shameful pups are forever.

Lamebook showcases an imaginative OJ enthusiast:

Breakfast of champions…nay, of superheroes.

Dulce Candy does Coachella:

And for good measure, here’s more to be jealous of.

LadyGunn shows behind-the-scenes footage of their Peter Facinelli shoot:

Turns out, Mike Dexter didn’t peak in high school after all.

Wanna link to a paragraph?

by Henry Copeland
Thursday, April 18th, 2013

You may have heard that we’re putting some energy into Pullquote, a new tool that makes it easier for you to link to a paragraph. Let’s say you’re reading a long article and find some key nugget in the 17th paragraph. Rather than tweet a link to the whole article and suggest people “look near the bottom of the page,” you can now use Pullquote to direct readers directly to that paragraph. (Or sentence or even word.) This isn’t for everybody — mostly likely best for power-critics and people who like to share a lot on Twitter. Head over and join the beta if you’re interested.

The bottom line on Henry Blodget’s Business Insider

by Henry Copeland
Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Buried inside Ken Auletta’s recent New Yorker profile of Henry Blodget, there’s an ex-ray of the skeleton of Business Insider‘s P&L.

Six years on, the site projects $9.3 million in ad revenues for 2013. (Update: Henry B. wrote overnight that this figure was for 2012; I guess Auletta was interviewing Henry B in 2012, and their fabled fact checkers didn’t adjust the “this year” in Blodget’s quote.)

“That’s tiny. Ad rates are low. It’s tough to monetize,” says Blodget.

According to Comscore, BI has 9 million monthly US readers. (24 million global according to Google Analytics.) The rest of BI’s revenues (projected to total $11 million in 2013) come from conferences.

Anyone know how many editorial, sales and/or tech staff BI has these days? (Update: overnight Henry B. writes “~100.”)

Spoiler Alert: Mad Men Is Back – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Whether or not you watch the show, you’re likely well aware that Mad Men is back for another season, and sites from around the Blogads network are quickly bringing the spotlight back to the show’s storylines, fashion and actors:

Betches Love This bestows theĀ  title of Betch of the Week to Sally Draper:

Betch of the Week status as a tween is pretty impressive.

Tom and Lorenzo recap the season’s first episode and highlight its most notable fashion moments:

It’s pretty amazing how carefully they read into theĀ  character-revealing and plot-signaling fashion choices. I need to start paying more attention!

Portable provides the Definitive Guides to John Hamm and January Jones:

I like John Hamm even more now knowing that he was also in Gilmore Girls. Oh, so charming.

WSWCM proves that Peggy Olsen is just like us:

I’m never quite sure if I like Peggy, but this makes me think I do.

Immaculate Infatuation has Ben Feldman (aka Michael Ginsberg) give a rundown of his favorite NYC restaurants:

I like the thought behind taking a first date to Levain’s Bakery. Cookies got game.


photo by flickr user spencerdallen

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