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The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

Macs No More: After Edward Snowden, Time to Come to the Penguin

Nathan Schneider | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Nathan Schneider

The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.

How Flickr Redesign Leaves Out the Photographers

Michael Stutz | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Michael Stutz

My favorite social network vaporized overnight. It just disappeared. No, I'm not talking about MySpace -- I'm talking about what recently happened to Flickr, the photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo.

7 Trends in Global Internet Growth You Can't Afford to Ignore

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Eighty percent of the Top 10 global Internet properties -- including Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- are from companies headquartered in the United States. However, 81 percent of their combined web visitors hail from elsewhere

Dream Big

Lonette McKee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices
Lonette McKee

After an almost 30 year career as a successful actor and performer, I became aware of a significant decline in the quality and quantity of work being offered when I hit my 40s.

Social Networks & Knowledge Society Examined at ASF 2013

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Social networks can and should contribute to knowledge-based societies in the Arab world but their users and the direction they take need closer inspe...

Equal Rights for All: It's Finally Time for Adopted People, Too

Adam Pertman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

As our country has focused enormous attention in recent days on the rights of one minority, gay men and lesbians, we continue (alas) to give short-shrift to the decades-long effort to achieve equality for millions of people in another segment of our population: Americans who were adopted into their families.

Pew Takes Overly Pessimistic Shot at the News Industry

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Pew worries that newsmakers are more adept at putting their message out without reliance on "any filter by the traditional media." I'm not sure the "filter" of the traditional media is a good thing. Or if it is, the burden is on Pew to show how and why.

The TED of All Things

Michael K. Powell | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

Our generation may have invented the Internet, but we're merely stewards of its possibilities. Until a generation that knows no different takes the reigns and shows us the true power of what we've created, its full potential will be unknown.

Are Lebanese J-schools graduating functional illiterates?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a commentary that appeared in the third issue of Middle East Media Educator. I'm disheartened, but not surprised, by comments f...

NMX is Not Just Another Blogging Event

Kevin Price | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Kevin Price

New media is hardly a "new thing," yet events like the NMX Expo (January 5 to 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV) continue to attract huge numbers as they seek to learn and understand all the opportunities available in new media.

'Battlestar Galactica' Spinoff Finally Has Premiere Date: Too Little, Too Late?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

By the gods, what took so frakking long?

Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

With a limited number of hours per day, the time-consuming platforms of the current, receding social media wave -- Facebook and Foursquare -- will face stiff competition from the next wave of personalized search and full engagement. Don't believe me?

Understanding Trends and Catching a Wave in the Marketplace

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Understanding trends and catching a wave in the marketplace is one of two important elements for creating exponential growth. When coupled with outstanding execution, one's performance can yield results a factor 20 higher than normal.

Search Your Name Online: Be Prepared for a Shocking Discovery

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Geri Spieler

Come on, admit it. You've Googled your name. Actually, it's a good idea. You should know what is on the Internet about you. Usually you'll find such...

SEO: 2 Things You Simply MUST DO First

John Fox | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology
John Fox

Ever wonder why so few people visit your website? It might be your fault.

Undoing Your Digital Past: Censorship or Privacy?

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Technology
Karthika Swamy Cohen

Those who have the time, inclination and money can afford reputation defenders and lawyers who can makeover their online personae. But what does this do for the democratic, free-for-all nature of the World Wide Web?

Honest Missed Connections

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

I really hope you see this. I don't know how else to get in touch with your friend -- you know, the really hot one in the ATO sweatshirt?

5 High-Tech Tips to Boost Your Business Overnight

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to give your business a sudden boost of upward momentum? Try the following five high-tech tools and services, all of which could potentially prove vital tools in your ongoing fight to score more customers and send ROI soaring.

Top 10 Tools for Campaigning Online in 2012

Sarah Granger | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Sarah Granger

Without people who are savvy in using the technical for the political, the written for the social and the leadership to keep the team together, online campaigns crumble from weak links.

We Don't Know What We Don't Know

Geri Spieler | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology
Geri Spieler

As a former newspaper reporter, occasionally I was assigned to report on a subject I didn't know well. I learned that if I don't know what questio...

Wikipedia Blackout!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Jeff Danziger


Grow Online

Alex Harrington-Griffin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Alex Harrington-Griffin

Small business owners have had to become more resourceful but many lack the knowledge and time to research and implement even the most basic internet strategy.

State Department Shuts Down, Pushes Social Media

The Hill | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

With little fanfare, the State Department has abandoned – an ambitious digital project launched three years ago to promote Democracy abr...

Groupon Swipes Exec From Google

Business Insider | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

Groupon has poached Googler Margo Georgiadis to be its COO, Chicago Business reports. Georgiadis was VP of Global Sales Operations for Google....