Well, now isn’t this interesting? Of course those of us in the Home Theater crowd have been doing this for a long time but now Time Warner showing you how to connect your PC to your TV?! Did a very warm place freeze over while I wasn’t looking? There has been talk in recent days that Fox may pull it’s programming from TW and I suppose TW would rather have you getting the content over their Internet network rather than ditching them all together and putting up an ATSC antenna. Still, a curious development. Do they expect other networks to follow Fox and that is why they put this up? They also have a handy PDF: Learn how to connect your PC to your TV by printing these directions.
Time Warner has a site called rolloverorgettough.com that you can put your zip code into and see if you will be affected by these changes.
UPDATE 01JAN10: EngadgetHD is now reporting that Fox & Time Warner Cable cut a deal:
We can finally stand down from our posts. After extended negotiations, Fox has made a deal with Time Warner Cable that will keep its programming on their and Bright House Networks. No word on any details, but we assume the ultra contentious websites will soon disappear as détente is the new word of the day.
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steverubel: Facebook was the most visited website in the United States on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year – Hitwise http://j.mp/4wf4o1
In May 09 when we first used Tweepsearch to count of the Twitter bios of self-proclaimed social media gurus, experts, superstars and ninjas there were 4,487. A mere seven months later, we were shocked to see that there are now nearly 16.000. They are multiplying like rabbits.
Here’s a breakout of the 15,740 self-proclaimed social media gurus we discovered in our most recent search: As your company or agency scrambles to get up to speed on social media, it is wise to remember that “guru” is.. show all text