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1067 - Pre-roll is the new Rick Roll
Monday, September 21, 2009
Jason Howell Co-hosts: Molly Wood
Jason Howell
Donald Bell & Caroline McCarthy

A listener reports that subjected him to a 75-second pre-roll ad. Not funny, NFL. In the news today, the FCC proposes codifying Net neutrality rules, and much as we'd love to leave it to the market and the telcos, well, we just don't trust the telcos. Rules, FTW! Unless it's rules on selling energy-hog TVs. Those aren't cool.

Stories Covered[]

FCC chief proposes new Net Neutrality rules

Facebook Beacon has poked its last

Apple digging into iPhone 3GS battery issues, users say

Sony Ericsson motion-controlled headset probably not “changing music forever”

Zune HD sales seemingly high

Amazon Starts Own Brand Sales With AmazonBasics Name

California to set TV energy efficiency standards

Garmin-Asus Nuvifone G60: AT&T Price Confirmed

Study: Microbloggers are really boring (well, the Jaiku ones, anyway)

Computers are killing cursive writing: do we care?


Hey Buzz Crew!

I was very interested in your discussion about libraries on Friday’s podcast. As a current library employee and student of Library Science, I feel that public libraries need to change their image in order to remain open or get increased funding. There are some great examples of this around the world such as in Singapore wherein the entire physical library structure and image were given a completely modern overhaul. They have gone from a simple book repository to a learning center in order to attract more patronage. Similarly in Fresno County, California the public library has merged with the public schools in order to pool resources and coordinate learning initiatives. Mind you I could talk about this topic forever, but I thought it important to share these examples with you!


Don, Maryland

Hey Buzz Crew,

If you thought the pre-roll ads on the new Zune apps are bad, you should check out I went to watch some video highlights and was greeted with a 75 second, yes 7-5, pre-roll ad. I’m not sure if you will be able to duplicate it, but here’s the link.

Love the show.

-Will Pridemore

Hey Buzz Crew,

I just listened to episode 1066 and heard Natali mention a new internet addiction rehab. facility in the northwest. Being the addict that I am, I had to instantly do a search and find out more about this. I found their website ( and was shocked!

First of all, if you can afford it, it looks like a beautiful little vacation spot, but I have one big concern. Does it strike you as odd that they have, on their front page, links to their own social network and links so that you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube? Oh, and don’t forget to check out their blog and leave a comment! Sounds a lot like kicking your drug habit with the help of your dealer.

Love the show!

Addicted to the cure,

Richard in ID

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