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How Yahoo Saved ‘Community’ (and ‘Community’ Saved Yahoo)

Photo Credit: Adweek

Photo Credit: Adweek

Apparently Yahoo likes to live on the edge. Right as Community was on the chopping block about to be axed by NBC with contracts left to expire (we’re talking within hours), Yahoo Screen swooped in picked it up, transforming the show into an online series which will begin this fall with 13 episodes. It’s no secret that Community has been struggling for years (after all, NBC had to know that it couldn’t compete with CBS’s Big Bang Theory), but its cult-like fans have kept it alive for five. And now the #SixSeasonsAndAMovie hashtag-ers have a reason to celebrate—although the jury’s still out on the movie. (more…)

How to Impress Google With Your Writing

Impress Google

My relationship with Google is a little rocky. I’ve known him for many years, and yet he hardly even knows I exist. I visit him several times each day to ask questions–some of them very personal–and he dutifully responds with some suggested websites for me to check out, but he hardly notices my efforts at trying to impress him. (more…)