Otaku Links: Playing catch-up
- The Cart Driver just posted his call to arms for the 12 Days of Anime project, where anibloggers post about significant moments in anime watching over the past year. If you’ve been on the fence about starting/restarting your aniblog, here’s a sign to go for it!
- Why sexy cosplay galleries lead to better reporting. Jeff Melichar linked me to this months ago, but I just got around to reading it. Basically, cheap hits can help fund your quality investigative reports.
- The Chernin group, which mainly invests in entertainment technology, bought a majority share of Crunchyroll in a deal that will value CR at $100 million. What does this mean for us? That anime streaming is big business.
- Can you read Spanish? No? Can you use Google Translate? Here’s an article about otaku journalism in Mexico, and I’m referenced in it!
- Dream job: Cards Against Humanity is hiring a designer.
- Viral journalism and the valley of ambiguity. Why cat videos go viral, but not articles about scientific breakthroughs. A little sad, but fascinating.
- The nostalgia filter and anime fandom. Is your favorite anime really that awesome, or is that just your memories speaking?
You may have noticed these links are a bit stale. Between the Computerless Week and Otaku Journalist’s 4th anniversary, I haven’t done Otaku Links in two weeks now. To see what’s really been happening around the blogosphere lately, check out Organization Anti Social Genius’ Reference Resource Monday. I’ve made it a habit.