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Open Letter to G8: What Happens When the Internet Breaks?

Posted May 31, 2011 | 14:09:40 (EST)

Of all of the questions that arose during my participation at the EG8 in Paris, a forum to advise G8 leaders on the future of the Internet and Connected Society, this one really rattled me and I suspect it might rattle you too because it affects us all even if...

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Charlie & the Charlie Factory: What @charliesheen Can Teach Us About Reinvention

Posted March 7, 2011 | 17:46:45 (EST)

Charlie Sheen may have become the media's newest chew toy during the past two weeks, but the one place he could free himself and steer the train wreck a little was on his own twitter feed. After only...

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Digital Literacy -- Not Just For Kids Anymore!

Posted February 15, 2010 | 12:16:25 (EST)

What happens if someone posts an unflattering, or worse, a scandalous or compromising picture of you on Facebook? What are your rights? That's a sensitivity that we need to start nurturing by training our kids -- and our employees -- to use online tools responsibly', says Anna O'Brian,...

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What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

Posted October 20, 2009 | 11:50:23 (EST)

What's the difference between a Million Dollar Idea and a Billion Dollar Idea?
SCALABILITY: "If the design fails when the quantity increases then it does not scale." says Miami-based artist and entrepreneur Andreas W. Gerdes.

EXECUTION: Is the idea executable and are you the right person to successfully...

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New Internet Manifesto Backed by World Economic Forum... and You?

Posted September 9, 2009 | 16:48:28 (EST)

An Internet Manifesto written by German bloggers? No, I'm not referring to The Cluetrain Manifesto, which began as a website about the 'new reality' of the networked marketplace, written a decade ago. I'm talking about a new Internet Manifesto, written by, well, us -- as in, all of...

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Tweet My Wedding? The Dos & Don'ts of "Twedding Tweetiquette"

Posted August 24, 2009 | 21:29:23 (EST)

Of the six weddings I was invited to this summer, four weren't just weddings. They turned out to be what I have begun to think of as "the twedding."

You know you're at a "twedding" when:

1. Your wedding invitations were sent via the micro-blogging site Twitter.com.
2....

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The Franken Factor (and Counting to 60)

Posted July 6, 2009 | 14:01:21 (EST)

As America celebrates its 233rd year of independence, many of us are engaging in political discourse for the first time and turning towards pundits to explain and contextualize current events. Despite advances in the technology used to support the political process, the traditional keys to individual engagement remain the 3...

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Gen Art Facing Economic Crises - Your Help is Needed!

Posted June 22, 2009 | 11:24:51 (EST)

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Imagine if you were a non-profit trying to raise $250,000 for the arts in this economic climate. For the past 15 years, Gen Art has been showcasing emerging talent in fashion, music and film while kick-starting the careers of actors like Zack...

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For Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte, Space is Not the Final Frontier

Posted June 4, 2009 | 15:45:59 (EST)

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte announced to close friends via email last night and during a news conference from Moscow this morning that come September 30th, he will embark on a space mission to the International Space Station on board Soyuz TM-16. As a highly visible 'space tourist' aboard...

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From Homo Erectus to 'Homo Brandus' ?

Posted May 19, 2009 | 16:52:14 (EST)

Ever notice how companies are becoming more like people and people are becoming more like brands? In a world of celebrity 'ghost tweeters' and online micro-celebrities, has digital media begun to affect our human evolution? The point was raised recently at the Kinnernet USA "unconference", another spinoff of...

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CrowdFunding: How to Kickstart Your Business

Posted May 8, 2009 | 15:21:33 (EST)

Obama did it. Filmmakers are doing it and now you can do it too. 'Crowdfunding', a spin on 'crowdsourcing', is the latest funding opportunity at a time when our funding institutions are failing. With the success of crowdfunding campaigns like wikipedia.com and threadless.com, the financing of projects and people by...

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Isaac Mizrahi on the ROI of 'Real Women'

Posted April 14, 2009 | 19:54:00 (EST)

A few weeks ago, I was 'discovered' in the New York City subway when a casting agent from JV8 Inc. asked if she could take my picture. Next thing I knew, I found myself "making love to the camera" in the middle of the L Train platform on...

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John Galt Has Left the Building

Posted April 6, 2009 | 15:00:05 (EST)

It is mind boggling to think about how many millions of people in the world, let alone in America, still consider whatever is said in the news to be the 'truth'. Whose 'truth'?

Last week's post Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion' prompted such a...

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Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion'

Posted March 27, 2009 | 13:48:06 (EST)

Since March 11th, I've received several hundred messages via facebook and twitter (@juliettepowell) suggesting I look at The Colbert Report's 'The Word' segment called 'Rand Illusion'. And so I did, again and again, torn between a giggle and a sigh.

Call me old school but my first reaction...

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3 Ways to Reinvent Yourself with Social Media

Posted February 18, 2009 | 15:05:35 (EST)

Taking cues straight from the President this morning, this headline caught my eye: "Obama To Appoint Panel For Auto Recovery."

The story, in which writer Steven R. Hurst's reports that the Obama administration "is establishing a presidential task force to direct the restructuring of General Motors Corp. and...

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Top 5 Ways to Bail Yourself Out of Economic Crisis

Posted February 2, 2009 | 21:01:20 (EST)

Tired of reading about the controversial economic stimulus package, the bank bailouts and the massive job cuts? In the spirit of remaining proactive in the midst of all of this doom and gloom, my good friends Geo, Michael and Andrew and I decided to take matters into...

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The Obama Effect: Co-Creating History One Tweet at a Time

Posted January 23, 2009 | 15:32:23 (EST)

I admit it, I'm a happy fool. With 3 days to go, I postponed my own book launch for 33 Million People in the Room the moment I received an email from Huffington Post asking me to live blog the inauguration. I didn't even think twice about it, or...

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Obama's Choice Leads to Roadtripping With the Dead

Posted January 19, 2009 | 15:28:01 (EST)

2009-01-19-RSobamacover.jpg "Get Bob Weir on the phone! We're heading to the inauguration!" enthused my friend John Perry Barlow, a lyricist for the Grateful Dead. It was 7am and I'd just been assigned to cover the historic celebrations in DC for the...

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Krugman on Obama and 'You 2.0'

Posted January 15, 2009 | 11:13:23 (EST)

Overworked, Public, Economist -- These are the three words Paul Krugman used to described himself as we sat back in Princeton, NJ for our interview. Add to that the titles 'New York Times columnist,' 'Princeton Professor of Economics' and '2008 Nobel Prize laureate in Economics' and you begin to get...

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With Crisis Comes The Opportunity Of Accelerated Social Change

Posted January 9, 2009 | 13:01:30 (EST)

A Conversation With Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman (Part 1)

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I arrived in Princeton, New Jersey to interview Paul Krugman. I had been reading him for years in the Times and he was one of the reasons I had studied economics...

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