Tag: media

Jumping Off the Cliff

Jumping Off the Cliff

The history of humankind is full of stories of people who risked it all for a chance to reach the stars

December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
7 Easy steps to effective strategic planning

7 Easy steps to effective strategic planning

Without a plan, marketing, PR public statements or promotion usually lack focus and could actually work against fulfillment of an organization’s overall business objectives

December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
An Authenticity Mandate: Business Communication in the Digital Era

An Authenticity Mandate: Business Communication in the Digital Era

Communication: “The imparting or exchanging of information or news.”

December 10, 2012 | 2 Comments More
PR sins and what to do about them

PR sins and what to do about them

A series of recent experiences showed me that sometimes a PR representative is paradoxically the biggest barrier in promoting an organization

December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Why Are Social Media Exploiting the Presidential Race?

Why Are Social Media Exploiting the Presidential Race?

They want to position themselves as the place to go to for people who want to talk about politics

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology

Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology

Instapaper circa 1981, or what medical wonderlands have to do with making cash entirely obsolete

October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Winning, Duh: Sheen Tops TV Premiere Week’s Social Media Power List

Winning, Duh: Sheen Tops TV Premiere Week’s Social Media Power List

The premier week for the fall TV season brought a plethora of new shows, all elbowing for our attention as their creators, advertisers, and networks wait nervously to see which ones catch on and which are destined for the dustbin of cancellation

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More
On Performative Internet Memes: Planking, Owling, & Stocking

On Performative Internet Memes: Planking, Owling, & Stocking

All around the world, friends are taking pictures of each other doing strange stunts and posting them on the internet. What exactly are we doing -socially- when we engage in performative internet memes?

September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Media Depiction of Trans People

Media Depiction of Trans People

Media depictions of trans people (almost entirely produced by non-trans individuals) tend to be fascinated by bodies

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Can YouTube’s Founders Defeat Filter Failure With Delicious?

Can YouTube’s Founders Defeat Filter Failure With Delicious?

Two Internet entrepreneurs are hunting the Great White Whale of the web, the problem that results from following hundreds of people on Twitter, reading dozens of blogs, keeping 15 browser tabs open at a time and participating in social media from Facebook to Google+: There’s just too much data coming in for the human mind to process

September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Prosuming Identity Online

Prosuming Identity Online

Many have long argued that identity is the result of both (1) performative work on the part of the individual as well as (2) the influence of society with all of its history, structures, institutions, norms and so on

September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Smile Like You Mean It: You Could Make Someone’s Day

Smile Like You Mean It: You Could Make Someone’s Day

Two of Us is like Chat Roulette for smile snapshots—you upload a smile and get a stranger’s smile in exchange

September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Statistical Numbing. Why Millions Can Die, and We Don’t Care

Statistical Numbing. Why Millions Can Die, and We Don’t Care

Researchers asked different groups about donating to save lives

August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Let’s (finally) get on a positive note

Let’s (finally) get on a positive note

Having worked in marketing for many years at the beginning of my career, I obviously understand that for the media, selling negative stories to their viewers and readers is much easier than spreading good news. Yet I still believe that it is now five minutes to midnight in that we need to turn to the positive, and seek motivational stories and examples.

August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More