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Journalist: What’s In A Name?

As the media world evolved, from general news to niche content, from devoted audience to audience fragmentation, so has what it means to be a journalist. 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

Newspapers from November 22, 1963

JFK was killed on November 22, 1963. Here are images of newspapers from that day and the following days. Continue reading

BuzzFeed’s Mobile Philosophy

Mobile advertising is diseased and Buzzfeed believes it has a cure. Continue reading

Hearst Goes Native

Hearst is the latest publisher to offer native ad products. Continue reading

Quick Thoughts on Yahoo/Tumblr (maybe) Marriage

Can Yahoo help Tumblr? Continue reading

But It Was More Than A Jacket

A favorite piece of outerwear gets retired and I learn about online shopping. 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

A Second Chance for Cheating: Only in Sports

The realities of professional sports don’t even come close to the realities of reality. Really. Melky Cabrera, who up until this past season was a marginal player at best, got caught — and admitted to — taking steroids. He was served up a 50-game suspension and was kept off the World Series champion San Francisco … 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

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Earlier this week, I wrote an article about the often misguided approach from technology startups and their quest for media placements for Digiday, an online publication for the digital audience – those who work in digital media, advertising or marketing. Based on my experience representing many tech companies, and getting anecdotal evidence from tech reporters … Continue reading


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