Working the stage

People at Red, Canon and Nikon are fanatical about the photography and video equipment they build. People at Adobe and Apple are fanatical about the video software they build. This amazing video is an example of their “why”. Imagine the feeling this emotional piece would give you if it was made with your tools. Would you take Denali home? […]

Coming: Toll roads that cost more on critical trips

Depending on where you live, you may have paid to drive on a toll road. Toll roads have been modernized in recent years to cause fewer traffic jams while encouraging drivers to sign up for the wireless automated payment systems they support. Instead of a toll gate that requires drivers to stop and pay with […]

Do you encourage your fans?

Linkin Park clearly understands their fans. Some bands (or their “record” companies) would complain to YouTube or Flickr if a fan posted concert footage or photos. They’d ask to have them removed. Not these guys. They post links on their official site that point to Flickr and YouTube videos taken by fans. But it doesn’t […]

25 (or 6) to 54: Is that demographic important to you?

25 (or 6) to 54 is not a song from Chicago (that’s 25 or 6 to 4, video above). It’s people. People aged 25 (or 26) to 54 make up… SIXTY-TWO percent of all social media use. FIFTY THREE percent of Facebook users (687 million as of June 2011) SEVENTY-FOUR percent of Twitter users. We’re […]

Pardon the asterisks, but social media’s kinda important

It’s Friday and I’m on my way back from Scout camp and on the way to the Montana Western Divisional Swim Meet. That means you get a guest post of sorts. But I wouldn’t let you down with just any old guest post. This one has some serious stick-between-your-teeth to it. I suggest you click […]

Are you thinking about 5 years from now? Really?

What about in other markets that affect yours? Ever want to know at least a little bit of what Google might be thinking? This 5 minute excerpt is the meaty part of a 45 minute long discussion about the future with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Listen to what Schmidt says about the inevitable intersection of […]

The thing in the way of amazing

photo credit: Br0m You know the thing I’m talking about. The thing that just wouldn’t go away. It’s so big, you can’t see it. It’s like that creep at the dance who just wont take no for an answer. Or that thing hanging over your head that you *know* you have to do – but […]

Pardon the effs, but what the eff is social media?

Today’s guest post is a great powerpoint from Marta Kagan describing why you should care about social media. Don’t get distracted by the eff word (all full of *’s) or the big numbers. Get the message. What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later View more documents from Marta Kagan.

Being unsociable is a poor choice for the SEC

photo credit: dickuhne Yesterday’s heads up from Mashable about the Southeast Conference’s (SEC) proposed new media policy had the social media world (among others) buzzing in a hurry. The bottom line? No social media usage will be allowed at SEC sporting events. What exactly does this mean? It means no Tweeting from the stadium to […]

Free, Seth, Malcolm and Reinvention

photo credit: wilhei55 If you haven’t gotten a free copy of Chris Anderson’s Free by now, you didn’t try hard enough. The free ebook versions were pulled off the net recently, but a little Googling will still reward you if you look at the publisher’s site. Likewise, the free audiobook version of Free is still […]