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Two Important Digital Videos


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

BuzzFeed’s Mobile Philosophy


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

Quick Thoughts on Yahoo/Tumblr (maybe) Marriage


Can Yahoo help Tumblr? Continue reading

How Bands and Start Ups Are Similar


There are several parallels to being in a band and being in a start up. 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

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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