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Tales from Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Individuals, Companies, Governments and Brands need to pay careful attention to the correlation between search, social media and reputation control and management.

Is Google Killing Wonder?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, you may have gotten the answer to your question, and wasn't that so nice and tidy? But at what cost? The question, and any conversation or subsequent mental gymnastics that it might have generated, dies an immediate and unfortunate death.

Clothing, Remains Discovered on Alaska Trail May Be Linked to Missing Family of 4

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.23.2015 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Human remains and clothing found on a trail northwest of the Alaska city of Kenai on Saturday night may be linked to a family of four who went missing from the area last May, the Kenai Police Department said Sunday.

5 Steps to Local SEO Success

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

There has never been more ways to find a Starbucks. You can go to the store locator on the website. Chances are, it will be the mobile version, because that's how local search happens more often than not.

Millennials Remind Us All to Search for Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

We need not look at statistics to see the positive rapport between generations. Just take a look at Millennials themselves. They are visibly trying to look like their parents and grandparents.

Triangulation of Cyber Security, Social Media + You.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or ...

Top 10 Most-Googled Terms in Illinois in 2014

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Google has released its list of the most-searched terms on its website for 2014, revealing exactly what people throughout the world, the U.S., Illinois and Chicago were most interested in learning more about this year.

2 Ways Big Data Can Make You Happier

Alex Banayan | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Alex Banayan

As we offload our basic tasks to our digital assistants, freeing our crowded minds and letting us focus more on things we love--we will be led to a new era of insight, efficiency, and ultimately, happiness.

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Why Google's Removal of News Links in the EU Is a Good Thing

Evan Leatherwood | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Evan Leatherwood

The furor over Google's removal of news links in the EU will, I hope, alert people to the dangers of allowing a single, commercially motivated entity to effectively be the sole gatekeeper and organizer of the Web's information.

The Mobile Boom Is Here: Deliver the Best Experience, No Matter the Device

Jim Yu | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

With mobile set to become the dominant conduit for online traffic in the next few years, it's time for all marketers to get seriously strategic when it comes to configuring mobile sites.

Search Engine Optimization Is Ever-Changing: 2014 SEO Trends You Need to Know

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

It is important to keep up with the latest trends in the space so that your business doesn't find itself on the wrong side of a Google manual penalty that keeps you from showing up in Google's organic results.

What's Really Wrong With Google?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Computers can do amazing things, but Google's algorithms are about exciting as grandpa's decrepit old shovel caked with dried up -- manure.

Miranda Rights, "Public Safety" and the Police State

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

When current law supposedly protect us from our doors being broken into and our homes being invasively searched without a warrant it seems contradictory that our electronic items are now potentially open to unchecked law enforcement access.

The Best Place to Hide a Dead Body is Page Two of Google

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Chad Pollitt

The title of this post is quite attention-grabbing and packs a powerful message. It certainly caught my attention when the quote was dropped on inboun...

Can Mobile Devices Help Consumers Feel More 'Situated?'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Nowadays, more often than not, we feel that we live in a world that is too fast, too competitive and too unpredictable. It's not that people don't have answers. They rightly and often don't know what questions to ask.

These Food-Related Google Search Suggestions Are Ridiculous

Posted 10.07.2013 | Taste

We're not sure who's at fault here, the people at Google or the people that actually search for these things?

Design and Knowledge Creation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Tore Kristensen. It is said that the information technology revolution has made us smarter, faster and more knowledgeable. No doubt com...

What's the Future of Search?

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Liz O'Neill Dennison

My fourth grade computer class was pretty much the best thing about 1997. We spent half of the class immersed in "educational" games like Zoombinis (h...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Razorfish Converge Shingerview: Scott Erickson, Bing

David Shing | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
David Shing

Scott Erickson is brand director for Bing, and the guy behind the "Bing it on challenge." The "Bing it on" campaign exemplifies Scott's focus on delivering the right message in the right place at the right time.

More Of Google+ Is Coming To Google Search

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

There's no question that this new feature improves Google search with compelling, timely information from the crowd, while also providing another boost for Google+ in terms of visibility and usefulness. Sounds like a win-win for Google and a win for users too.

Best Practices & Tips For Social, Search & Mobile Strategy

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.26.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

I was invited to speak, and it was actually the first conference I've ever attended outside the United States. The advice was top-notch and hopefully others find it as useful as I did.

How Google Killed Me

Amy Wilentz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Amy Wilentz

Finding myself offed by the world's greatest search engine, I began to wonder how they'd ended up sending me to an untimely grave.