Category Archives: Social Media and the Interwebs

From birth to death, media has become a part of our lives. And no longer is our role as a passive observer, but instead as a creator and interactor with all forms of media.

User-Generated Content Before the Fall of Rome: Achieving Immortality By Creating

Nero was a first-century emperor of Rome. He is rumored to have executed his mother and poisoned his brother. His friends report that Nero liked to roast Christians in his courtyard at night for the special glow they gave off. … Continue reading

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Now That You’re Gone, We Love You

Why the Future is a Great Time To Be Dead The dead are living pretty exciting lives these days. More exciting than many of us who are still breathing. If you went to the mega-music festival called Bonnaroo in 2012, … Continue reading

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Eternal Life For Pennies A Day

In the future, we’ll all be famous for 15 minute eternities. We will live on, in digital form, as long as artificial intelligence, computers, and our robot overlords allow us. This is a new phenomenon. Thousands of years ago, it … Continue reading

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Sponsor Integration is Better Than Product Placement

or Effective Marketing Techniques I Learned from Watching “Bones” In his book, “Socialnomics,” Eric Qualman says the best way to incorporate advertising into media today is to incorporate it into the message itself. In other words, viewers prefer information that … Continue reading

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You Are Hired – Welcome To the New Media

There are plenty of bumper stickers prominently posted on the back of vehicles across the United States declaring we should distrust purveyors of information. “Don’t believe the media.” “Kill your Television.” This is all good and well. But there is … Continue reading

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The Internet Does Not Take Sick Days

Admit it? Sure, I admit it. I tend to take on too much. It’s not that I am necessarily an over achiever. I wouldn’t even say that I’m “driven,” or a “go-getter,” or any other descriptor that workaholics take on … Continue reading

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The Next Billion-Dollar Idea: A Giant Internet Love Fest

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg I’ve been on Facebook for a few years now. Many of my friends are jumping the Zuckerberg Ship and heading over to Google+. They are the early adopters, and the newest thing always seems … Continue reading

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