Is this thing on?

It has been over two years since my last blog post.  And I don’t apologize. I stopped blogging about marketing, branding, and emerging technologies because I was tired. Plain and simple. I was tired of feeling like I *had* to have an opinion on everything. I was tired of slogging through news and other posts ...

Who Owns a Tweet?

13. March 2014 Social Media 0
This is the question swirling around @steenfox and tweets from rape survivors. To summarize, @steenfox asked her followers who had been the victim of sexual assault to tweet her what they had been wearing when they were raped. The responses  underscore the absurdity of blaming victims for what they wear. @steenfox asked permission to retweet ...

When Social Media Was Punk Rock

“Death or glory becomes just another story.” –The Clash It may be hard to believe, but once a long time ago I was punk rock. I loved the greats—the Clash, the Sex Pistols—but I also appreciated some newer bands like Green Day, the Bouncing Souls, and Rancid. One of my favorite albums was The Good, The ...

Am I turning into a SXSWi Hater?

I have never been to SXSWi. It isn’t for a lack of trying- I’ve put in requests to attend at every employer I’ve worked for in the last 5 years. (Sadly, it was never an easy argument, what with being smack in the middle of a recession and all that.) Like many other digital media ...

The Power of Connections: An MNN 2012 Recap

Last week, Jess and I attended the Massachusetts Nonprofit Networkannual conference. Though the official theme may have been “Rising Beyond the Challenge,” the buzz in every conversation and workshop was about connectivity.  Here are some of the key highlights: Connections: Ami Dar put it best in his morning keynote: “How do we collaborate without getting in each others’ way? ...