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Code-Switching with the Language of Social Media

Simon Tam | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

In recent years, an entire lexicon of digital language, with its own jargon and rules, appeared before our eyes. But what happens when you can't connect with your audience?

Driving Content, Context and Advocacy

Christel Quek | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Christel Quek

2013, you really were a year to remember. From the explosion of short form content and to wearable technology grabbing headlines, the numerous events that have happened just proved how change is the only constant in the industry we love.

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

Today's Internet Forecast: Cloudy with a High Chance of Content Pollution

Sean Donahue | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

To be relevant, it's no longer acceptable to be an ad-hoc publisher and expect the masses to flock to one's brand or cause. Just the opposite, relevance is largely defined by one's ongoing presence in the broader online conversation.

How Amazon Can Turn Fire TV Into a Blockbuster

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Amazon clearly believes that the future of content distribution is in the consolidation of content through a single source. But simply providing ease of access to multiple sites will not be enough of a differentiator for Amazon.

The Importance of Voiceover in the Digital Age: Interview With Joan Baker

James Grundvig | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
James Grundvig

How important is it today to have a human voice speak in a TV advertisement over a digital one? For the man who gave legs to AOL's memorable, "You'v...

After Real Time Advertising

Amil Husain | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Amil Husain

Oreo's "Dunk in the Dark" post during the 2012 Super Bowl clearly demonstrated the impact of creating responsive content during existing conversations. Now, a year after "Real Time" entered the lexicon, has the promise of an always on content engine met up with the expectations?

How to Follow Strangers: An Indie That Marches to Its Own Beat

Abe Schwartz | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I have a soft spot for indie films about characters in their twenties who are trying to make sense of their lives. But this is a bit different.

Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape

Tulani Elisa | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Original work is great, but be sure to observe those who are already doing it right through a social landscape analysis. Then enhance your content from there.

Jon Ward

How GOP Wins In 2014 Could Set Up 'Rude Awakening' In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veteran Republican digital consultant warned Thursday that a successful election this fall could set back the Republican Party's effor...

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game

Alexa Koenig | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Alexa Koenig

Digital documentation is crucial, both to alleviate the burden of testimony on survivors and to corroborate witness evidence in court.

Aloneness: A Continuing Plague

Andy Braner | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Braner

As our culture moves faster and faster in search for more and more sterile ways of being human, I wonder if it's time we step away from the need to post, retweet, or like someone else on the electronic platform. I wonder if it's time we reach out for experiences without?

Rise of the Super-Digital Native

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology
Marcus T. Wright

The super-digital native will be bold. The super-digital native will be fearless. The super-digital native will be equipped with best practices for engaging critically with technology for teaching and learning.

The Ultimate Digital Vengeance

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There is an argument that the Internet makes us smarter, makes us faster, makes us more connected; it also appears to be making us meaner; especially in the warren of social media.

Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...

The One Month in Digital Media You Must Understand

Alex Becker | Posted 02.24.2014 | Media
Alex Becker

What besides the sheer volume of announcements and splashy launches has made the last month in media different from any other?

Searching for Permanence

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?

More Likes Does Not Necessarily Translate Into Higher Search Rankings

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

Content that receives a lot of social interaction will obviously expand its reach to a greater, relevant audience on the web. As a result of reaching more users, this content is also more likely to attract links that will help the content rank in search engines like Google.

TOC: Steve Tomasula's Brilliant Literary Time Machine

Illya Szilak | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

We live in a time when the physical object of the book is giving way to an apparently immaterial, eternally renewable electronic version. Steve Tomasula's multimedia novel TOC utilizes the same technology that has fostered this shift to create a compelling work about the nature of time.

Where Is Digital Media Going? GlobalPost's Phil Balboni

Heidi Legg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Heidi Legg

Disruption in media is happening at a record rate. One week it's BuzzFeed and then next it's VOX. It's hard to decipher how things will shake out. There is a deluge of content, and we can't keep up. Who is going to finish? Who will win?

The New Famous: Hollywood vs. Social Media

Sarah Klegman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Klegman

I was basically an agent, like in Entourage. Except I also produced content, I could wear jeans more often and I had a soul.

The Good Guys Need a Plan Too: Non-Profits and Social Media

Tulani Elisa | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

In movies, the bad guys always have a "master plan" and at least a trick or two up their sleeves. Though their plans may get foiled before they can follow through, they at least have one.

Innovation In Financial Services-Oxymoron? Future Tech Lessons Learned From The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

Today, there is extra urgency behind the need for a shift toward innovation: many new financial services competitors that are small, nimble and on the cutting edge of technology entered the market right after the financial crisis, when established firms were busy licking their wounds. The old guard is going to need to stay on top of innovation just to keep up with the new guard.

Harvard's Chief Digital Officer: 10 Digital Best Practices

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Having had many phenomenal CIO and CMO guests on our CXOTalk show, it was an absolute delight to welcome our first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) guest, ...