Category: Ponderings

  • The Big (Sad) List of Social Media Titles

    The Big (Sad) List of Social Media Titles

    When I worked at Intel many years ago I wrote a blog for them about all the screwy Social Media job titles people had. It was on their external blog and lived for a year or two after I left, but now has gone poof. It’s a shame because many of the titles I joked […]

  • What really makes something “news?”

    What really makes something “news?”

    Recently I’ve been pondering what makes something “news.” It seems simple, but when I asked people for their own definitions almost nobody agreed. Does it have to be recent? Does it have to be life changing? Does it have to be strictly facts? News is very subjective in its definition. It’s also very subjective in […]

  • Take action – SOPA and PIPA could destroy the internet… really!

    This may sound overly dramatic, but it isn’t. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are two versions of legislation winding their way through Congress. Both are backed by the entertainment industry as a way (they say) to combat global video and music piracy. The problem is this legislation is […]

  • My Beef with Klout

    If you’re unfamiliar with Klout, it is a service that tries to measure social influence for people who are active online, and assigns them a score. The goal is to make it easier for companies to identify influencers in a topic area. If you haven’t checked your own score, hop over and take a look. […]

  • Moving On – Digital Publishing and Social Media Consulting

    The one constant in my life may be my inability to sit still. New problems, emerging ideas, Gordian knots, gooey messes, I love them all. It’s not an issue of boredom, but a desire to explore that goes right down through my bones. This time it is taking me into the world of consulting and […]