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Companies reading Futuristic Play – advertising, games, media, and more

One of the more unfortunate things about writing a blog focused on long-form essays that are not easily discussable is that you don’t get a ton of information about your audience just from comments and e-mail dialog. Through limited methods, I have some very rough visibility from what I can put together based on referrer logs, subscribed email addresses, and other sources.

Anyway, here’s a meta-blog post, in tradition with previous ones on top referrers, subscriber boosts from Scoble, and others, I wanted to share a short collection of the wonderful audience I’m very grateful to have reading this blog.

It’s pretty amazing to see how wide and interdisciplinary the audience is – there’s a ton of folks from super-consumery publishers/games, but also advertising and finance folks.

Here’s a selection of the companies that caught my eye:

Advertising and B2B:

  • Aster Data Systems
  • Medio Systems
  • Revenue Science
  • Tacoda
  • Right Media
  • Publicis Groupe
  • … and a bunch of ad networks

Games and entertainment

  • Electronic Arts
  • Linden Lab
  • NCSoft
  • Sulake
  • … and numerous startups like IMVU, Gaia, AreaE, and Weeworld


  • Joost
  • Yahoo
  • Virgin
  • Google
  • Slide
  • Facebook
  • MTV
  • Hi5
  • Tagged
  • … and tons of Facebook developers and apps


  • Lazard Freres
  • Elevation Partners
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Blue Run Ventures
  • Sierra Ventures
  • Bessemer Venture Partners

Sorry if I’m missing anyone – I have a lot of empty referrer URLs, personal gmail/hotmail/yahoo addresses, and many other untraceable sources :)

Anyway, thanks to everyone for reading!

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