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Steve Rosenbaum

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Steven Rosenbaum is the Managing Director of the NYC Media Lab - a consortium of Universities and Leading Media and Tech companies based in NYC. He's started and built five companies. He has directed and produced a slate of documentary films, most notably "Seven Days In September" - about the week after 9/11 in New York. And he's written on the coming together of tech and human skills in his book "Curation Nation" (McGraw/Hill 2012). As a lifelong New Yorker, and serial entrepreneur, he was named New York City’s first ever Entrepreneur at Large - by the Bloomberg Administration. Steve Rosenbaum is a Resident at TED in New York City and holds two patents in the areas of video curation and advertising technology.

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  • On Anonymity, Friends --- And How Real People Matter by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 09/27/2020)

    So, what you're suggesting is that i just call random friends and ask if they want to buy an iPhone? I think it's pretty hard to know who needs a phone at any given time...

  • Trump: A Childhood of Abuse by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 07/20/2020)

    Doug, book reviews are - by definition - opinion. I read the book, I had a very strong feeling about it, and I shared my opinion about the book. If I created fake quotes and attributed them to the book and its author, that would be "fake journalism." But this post is most certainly not. If you have thoughts about the book, or my take on it, i'd be happy to respond to those comments. But if you simply don't like my opinions about the book - labeling them 'fake' is misleading. 

  • Trump Vs. Paul E. Singer by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 06/01/2020)

    Tom, you've made my point precisely. I belive communications coming from The White House should be carefully written, fact checked, and published with an understanding of the power of the office and the complexity of the world we live in. So if you somehow think that having staff check facts, or give the President counsel as to how a phrase or word could have a historic context, then you're right. For example: "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" was something Trump casually wrote, but it clearly was an incitement to violence, and had been in the past repudiated and therefore understood to be dangerous. Either Trump didn't know that, or he did. But if he'd had staff google the phrase,  he would have found this: (because words matter).

  • The First Reality TV President by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 04/27/2020)

    Lots of words. Let me ask a simple question - did you vote for Trump or Hillary - or did you stay home?

  • The First Reality TV President by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 04/27/2020)

    Ken - honestly if you're going to use MAGA logic in comments, please at least consult the MAGA playbook. CHAPTER 32: "Don't respond to posts reminding people of Trump's bankruptcy, as doing so will require you to make claims about his wealth, which is the basis of a number of supreme court cases trying to get access to his now deeply hidden tax returns. Simply put, his relative winning is entirely hidden. Also, it tends to bring up all the vendors and contractors who have been unpaid by him., your argument is he's the man for the job because he's overseen lots of economic calamcities? Ok, but then who's the target of this massive grift? Maybe he can blame the Governors? Or China? Or maybe there are some local sheriffs he can blaim. Because taking responsibility just isn't his game. Is this you: Kenneth Kurtz (born February 15, 1947) is a Republican politician from Michigan who was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2009 until 2014.[1]Kurtz owned and operated three funeral homes in the Coldwater area, and was pastor of United Brethren Church in that town. He has served on several community boards and is a member of several local organizations.[2]Nice hometown, btw: you got out of the Funeral Home business, seems like you would haven done well to wait for the Trump Plague to swing on through your hometown. 

  • LinkedIn's 9/11 Marketing Fail by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 08/26/2019)

    Juan - here's the thing. If this was just a mistake, then ok. But LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, and big companies have at least three calendars they check before they schedule any marketing event. They check their internal list (ie: LinkIn events) they check Corporate events (ie Microsoft) and they check industry event s(ie: Apple, etc.). So there's no way that one employee gets to schedule a 9/11 marketing event. And, while PR might advise marketing as to how to respond, PR isn't setting marketing objectives or plans, they're just putting out fires. So sending a customer and journalist to PR (and then PR not even making an attempt to reach out) tell me that they know it was a bad decision, and they're just hoping it will go away. 9/11 has had profound impact on our country, impact that is very much in play today 18 years later - so sweeping it under the rug is sure to make things worse in the years ahead. 

  • Does Your Business Support Guns? by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 08/05/2019)

    Ken, the NRA talking points are getting old.As a society, we make laws. We try to balance individual rights with community standards. There are always tradeoffs.  Some examples:- Cigarettes. We tax them, put warnings on them. Reduce cancer deaths- Seat Belts. They are required to save traffic fatalities. - Bike and Motorcycle helmets. Save brain damage and deaths.- Traffic lights. Require drivers to wait, and not drive into others.Lot's more that limit what we eat, what we build, how we behave in public. So yes, alcohol - tried prohibition. Other ideas, let's hear them. Guns. Make an argument for why anyone other than law enforcement and the military needs an AR-15.I'm all ears - but be aware, the easy access to these weapons is either to protect sportsmans rights or to keep the citizenry from being ruled by an out-of-control government. If you opt for reason #2, I think you may find the Secret Service comes and knocks on your door. 

  • Repair Before You Replace by Maarten Albarda (Media Insider on 07/12/2019)

    Did you get your $129.00 back from the first shop? Checking a fuse shouldn't be that hard. Finding a good repair shop is often the hardest part.

  • Are We Getting 9/11 Wrong? Taking Stock by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 09/10/2018)

    If you watch her TED talk, she has very specific suggestions. says it's about civilian safey. 

  • Advertising Activism Has Impact by Steven Rosenbaum (Media Insider on 01/07/2019)

    Tom, here's the thing. If you're going to be part of the conversation... start by signing your name. "Tom Tyler" links to a Linked In with no contacts, no friends, no picture, and the about section says: "GCTVTexas will be expanding in Q4 of 2016 and will be seeking partners, producers, creatives and technical experts in a number of areas." Since 2016 is 4 years ago, let's agree that this is just a troll account. If you want to engage with a real profile, happy to address your comments. 

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