Netflix’s flagship original programming effort, House of Cards, dropped the other day, and chances are you’ve heard because a lot of people have been talking about it. The question is, will they keep talking? Netflix shoved the show out into the world all at once, just like it’s going to do with Arrested Development, so bingers rejoice! But what about that weekly buzz? The “water-cooler” conversations? The weekly recap articles? Does the interest surge generated by this kind of binge-worthy release match the same kind of growing buzz you can get for traditionally released shows? Especially dramas? We’ll have to wait a bit to really find out, but what’s your hunch: smart or stupid?
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.