Gmail – foursquare :: You just unlocked the Super Swarm badge! – firstname.lastname@example.org. Is foursquare’s back-patting automation an indicator of the robo-lives we’ll one day live? Here’s the scenario. You’ve spent a night out at a tech conference in Austin. You didn’t go over board but you did spend some time out. You “Checked In” […]
Sitting on the plane on my way to sxsw. Flipping between my counter-culture magazine and a book on gaining political and marketing power through effective communication a 7 inch monitor embedded in the back of the seat in front of me 20 inches from my face flashes with the hyper-consumerism my magazine tells me to […]
Engagement is that really so important? I read a blog post recently commenting on the differences of publishing and marketing in today’s new media marketing environment. And it’s a great point to make. Today’s social media marketing approach is quite different than that of simply publishing content. And while we, as new media marketers, do a […]
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a world renown conference, trade show, exhibit that features the best and brightest in all things Internet, Music, and Film. More than a cultural barometer for all things hip; SXSW is a ride into the future.
Erik Qualman is the Global Vice President of Online Marketing for EF Education. He recently published, Socialnomics: how social media transforms the way we live and do business. I haven’t gotten too deep into Qualman’s book, but I can share some of my reflections from what I’ve read thus far of the book. And I’ll […]
So a few weeks ago I told you I was reading Mr. Buerlien’s The Dumbest Generation. That activity has continued and I’m continuing to enjoy the arguments laid out by the professor. Poking around on PBS’s website recently I stumbled upon a video of him as well. I’m in the middle of the book now and we’ve […]
I’m reading a book by Mark Bauerlein, professor at Emory University, it’s called The Dumbest Generation. The subtitle is, “How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future”. So far I’ve found it to be pretty intriguing.
Over the weekend I was able to attend a Green Jobs Forum hosted by the York County Conservation Alliance. The discussion was held at Penn State York and featured a list of qualified speakers. They represented various industries include education, archititure and engineering, and oil and other energy brokers. John Hanger, of the EPA was […]
Get this Book: Thomas Friedman Hot, Flat, and Crowded You won’t regret it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiIw7iV3fU&hl=en&fs=1] Alright so this isn’t the best video, but the book is “better than the movie.” Reading it? Read it? Think it’s totally off the mark? Chime in…your comments/thoughts are welcome.
As I write this post I write it with many apologies. Apologies mostly for mistakes and shortcomings of my own. But, I write it inherently with apologies for the failures and missteps that have us now grasping for the lever to pull the brakes and put us on the path to environmental betterment. Certainly it […]