Category Archives: Tech Observations

Converting the Social Media Non-Believers

ShareTweet I had the pleasure of speaking last night at an event organized by DC Web Women and I Heart Social Media DC and thought I would share my remarks with you all. I’d love to hear your feedback! Have … Continue reading

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Why do you click “Donate Now”?

ShareTweet It’s been a while since I posted to this blog. If you’ll allow me to make excuses, I do think I have a couple of good ones. I’ve been madly working to finish my master’s degree at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Mad Men in the Groundswell? I don't think so.

ShareTweet Perhaps one of the reasons I like social media so much is because it seems to go against the very foundation of traditional marketing practices. Reading Forrester Research’s “Groundswell” you almost feel like you’re reading a self-help book for … Continue reading

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Drowning in social media content? Lifestreaming might just float your boat

ShareTweet Ok, I’ll stop myself now before going crazy on the “stream” puns here. If you haven’t already heard, lifestreaming is the new blogging. What is lifestreaming, you ask? It’s a way to pull all that content you’re posting in … Continue reading

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iPhone vs. Kindle

ShareTweet Check out this great review of Amazon’s Kindle vs. Amazon’s Kindle application for iPhone. I personally prefer the illuminated screen on the iPhone to the paper-like one of the Kindle. However, I agree that Kindle for iPhone is not … Continue reading

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Did Google Just Kill All the Other Mobile Social Networks? – ReadWriteWeb

ShareTweet I’m not sure I can handle yet another social network. Much worse, one that tells all random acquaintances my precise location…

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Happy New Year: My List of Best-of-2008 Lists

ShareTweet Happy New Year and here’s to a better year in 2009. Until then, I hope you enjoy some of my favorite tributes to 2008: – The P.U.-litzer Prizes from AlterNet recognize some of the U.S. media’s worst moments in … Continue reading

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Are we all going dumb?

ShareTweet I must admit, I have a slight fear that the makers of Idiocracy have a point. With the downward spiral we’re facing in the economy, and craigslist shredding the news media’s business model, it can feel like we’re rapidly … Continue reading

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With swarms of customizable news sites, NowPublic dives in

ShareTweet Like many others this week, I was a bit downhearted to see Google search‘s interactive features. Clearly it’s the way the tide is shifting, but I enjoy the clean simple look of Google search, plus I enjoy the challenge … Continue reading

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the online masses correcting big business?

ShareTweet I am curious about the increasingly familiar crash of big business. Big media are falling to their knees with free advertising on craigslist.com and audience numbers dropping with widespread access to information online. Wall Street seems to be following … Continue reading

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