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Down South In New Orleans


I was in New Orleans for Digiday’s Programmatic Summit. But when the panel discussions were over and the networking moved from the formal setting of the Ritz-Carlton to the informal backdrop of the Crescent City, I got to explore a slice of the city beyond the tourist trap of Bourbon Street. Continue reading

The Fast-Talking Year of 1989


In the last year of the penultimate decade of the 20th century, fast talking and singing gripped the nation. Continue reading

Digital Advertising’s Repeat Problem


Digital advertising has a repetitive problem. Or, more accurately, its problem is that it lacks repetitiveness. Continue reading

Two Important Digital Videos


Two digital videos, one by Dylan, the other by GoldieBlox, broke down norms — of both medium and message. Continue reading

10 Years, But Who’s Counting?


Ten years ago today I met my wife. Kinda. Continue reading

Stupid Thoughts: Charging for Email


Throughout our communications history, we’ve been charged for sending information. Yet with email, we aren’t. Why? Continue reading

Loose Thoughts On Higher Ed


College is not a pathway to jobs or to riches. It’s a place where young people — not quite kids any more, and not quite yet adults — go to learn, and not just within the four walls of a classroom. Continue reading

Twitter vs Google


If there were a global thermonuclear war between Google (and all its services) and Twitter, and only one survived, which would you rather see? In other words, if you had to choose one to give up, which would you choose? I posted this question on Tumblr and Twitter last night, and here are the results: Continue reading

5 Underreported Stories of 2011


As we ring in 2012 and close the books on 2011, we take a look back and assess stories that had major impact on our society. Current.com asked me to put together what I thought were some of the stories that flew under the radar. Continue reading

Community Management and Tumblr


Last week, I wrote at Digiday how the symbiotic relationship between Tumblr and big-brand media properties has contributed to the growth of the site. Here’s a second part to that story – how the community manager’s role has also contributed to the growth of Tumblr, and why their approach is significantly different than other social networks. Continue reading

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