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  • Social Change Facilitated By Social Media
    I'm filing this column from Sydney, Australia, where I spoke at CeBIT earlier this week on how social media is completely transforming the way we engage with each other and ...
  • The Definition Of Marketing
    Merriam-Webster defines it as "the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service." The Chartered Institute of Marketing says it's "the management process responsible for identifying, ...
  • What To Do When You Hit A Brick Wall
    If I asked you to move a brick wall, how would you do it? Would you slam your weight against it until it began to budge? Would you get a ...
  • The Birth Of An Idea
    In any given moment, we are surrounded, in vast quantities: millions upon millions of them, crowding and jostling for our attention. Some people become overwhelmed by them. Some try to ...
  • The Definition Of An Entrepreneur
    A few months ago, Inc. magazine taught me that the classic definition of an entrepreneur was coined 37 years ago, by Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson. An entrepreneur, he ...
  • Andreessen's Market Focus Pays Off For Instagram
    The importance of being market-ready was first driven home to me back in 2009, when Marc Andreessen was busy writing the best business blog in the world. In a post ...
  • The Caine Effect Inspires -- Well, Everybody
    It's only been four days, but by now, you've probably seen the Caine's Arcade video. If you haven't, I give you my personal guarantee that this mini-documentary -- about a ...
  • Crowd Comfort For Security Flaws in Facebook, Twitter, Google
    A couple of years ago, some buddies and I were putting together a movie for a friend who was going through a rough time. We'd taken a bunch of goofy ...
  • Static Privacy Legislation Dangerous In Dynamic Digital Age
    I agree that an employer should never ask you for your Facebook password as a condition of employment. Actually, they should never ask you for your Facebook password, period -- ...
  • Do We Need More Women In Technology?
    The politically correct answer, obviously, is, "Yes." The statistically correct answer is, "Yes," as well. In 2009, according to The National Center for Women & Information Technology, while women held ...
  • Saying Bye-Bye To Britannica
    In 1999, Ken LaVan and I wrote a book called "The Real People's Guide to the Internet." In it, we marveled at the Internet's size and power. "Currently, there are ...
  • Can A Culture Of Sharing Eradicate Shame?
    I've spent the last few days reviewing entries for the Interactivity category of the Prix Jeunesse competition. The age group I was tasked to look at was 7-12-year-olds, and I ...
  • Part Of The Crowd: How Technology Is Changing Our Paradigms Of Presence
    I confess to being a little dismayed at the email I received a little over a year ago in response to my application to attend the TED conference in Long ...
  • Nomophobophobia Strikes: Fear of Fear of Being Out of Cellphone Contact
    Last week, CNET revealed that nomophobia, the fear of being out of mobile phone contact, is on the rise. Apparently, two in three adults suffer from anxiety when not reachable, ...
  • TV Advertising 101 For Digital Marketers
    Throughout my professional life, I've had the privilege of riding hundreds of steep learning curves, getting thrown into the deep end in a huge variety of industries, disciplines, and markets. ...
  • 'Don't Be A Dick' Is The New 'Don't Be Evil'
    Tonight, I am a virgin. I'm in attendance at Kiwi Foo: the New Zealand iteration of the seminal un-conference whose agenda is created entirely by its attendees and whose value, ...
  • Google+, You Suck
    Google+, you are really starting to piss me off. Yes, you're "gaining momentum." You've got "90 million members." But there's one problem. You're "a sham." ...
  • Zuckerman Hypothesis Proven, As IWitness Puts Documentary Filmmaking in Student Hands
    Four years ago, after observing that the Web had evolved from version 1.0 (which allowed physicists to share research papers) to version 2.0 (which allowed people to share pictures of ...
  • The Business Of Memes (Or Lack Thereof)
    On April 2, 2008, the country of Canada went on strike. Tired of being mocked -- on Canada Appreciation Day, no less! -- the good citizens of Canada decided ...
  • A Prescription Of Empathy For The (Online) One Percent
    It has become entirely automatic for me to turn to technology solutions for logistical challenges. Hosting a movie screening? Ticketbud. Memorial invitations? Paperless Post. Wedding planning? EWedding. Since you're reading ...
  • Changing The World With A Culture Of Customer Service
    Let me tell you what it's like to go skiing in New Zealand. First of all, it's awesome. I mean, you can surf and ski on the same day. You ...
  • Read/Write Web's Rock Star Richard
    In the suburb of Petone, on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand, there lives a quiet, unassuming man with glasses and reddish-blond hair. He has none of the dramatic aggression ...
  • The Evolution Of Our Electronic Addiction
    I recently read an intriguing piece in the New York Times on the relationship between evolution and excessive consumption of red meat. Historically, it said, food wasn't always easy to ...
  • Harry Potter's Secret Is Not Out, And Other Algorithm Problems
    I confess: I have lowbrow taste. I'm in the midst of "A Song of Ice and Fire." I've read every Twilight. I've read every Jack Reacher. And, of course, I've ...
  • What NOT To Do On Social Media
    Do you ever rage? I'm not asking if you ever get angry. I'm asking if you ever rage. I'm asking if your stomach ever clenches into a ball the size ...
  • The Productive Narcissism Of Steve Jobs
    I read an article this week about email etiquette. Although, infuriatingly, I promptly misplaced the URL, and have been unable to find it anywhere in my Web history, the gist ...
  • Apple TV, Google TV, And Google TV Ads
    Apple TV, Google TV, And Google TV Ads Just over a year ago, Apple launched the second generation of its Apple TV system, shifting entirely away from locally stored content ...
  • A Million Views On YouTube -- And Other Lotto Wins
    The beauty of Web 2.0 is that all the gatekeepers are gone. No longer do we have to get approval from an agent, an editor, a publisher or a broadcaster. ...
  • Magic Moments, And Why Video-On-Demand Is A Lousy Bet
    If you are watching broadcast TV in the year 2011, chances are you've got one or more devices nearby: an iPhone, an iPad, a laptop, even a desktop. Chances are ...
  • An Open Letter To Apple CEO Tim Cook
    Dear Tim: I don't envy you. You are following in the footsteps of a man revered by millions, hailed as a genius, a visionary, a modern-day Edison. You are building ...