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Starbucks, Drake, and #StarbucksDrakeHands

October 12, 2013

Jumping on a meme can be a complicated business where ‘just staying out of it’ is a worthy approach. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but dream up a few ways that Starbucks (and Drake) could capitalize on #StarbucksDrakeHands.

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NXNEi: Community Moderators: Defending Your Brand and Creating Your Audience

June 6, 2012

This panel talks to experts in the field of community management and moderation services exploring the challenges involved in juggling their jobs as both professional Troll hunters and as purveyors of brand awareness.

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SXSW 2012: Saying Goodbye To Your Digital Self

October 24, 2011

With such a disposable way of documenting our lives, have social networks set us up for cultural extinction? Using Geocities and Friendster as case studies, this panel will explore the issues and possible solutions to the loss of digital memory on both a personal and cultural level.

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Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour

October 6, 2011

The Interactive Quest helps fans dive down the rabbithole and become a part of the story. Fans participate in a scavenger hunt to collect hallucinogenic berries for Dr. Funtime’s drug factory. Players are guided along by character videos to find 80 minutes of exclusive footage hidden across multiple sites.

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Champions For WordPress

August 26, 2011

And thus came the tweet that started it all. I announced on twitter that I found their WordPress article to be ‘so misinformed it’s mind-boggling’. I mentioned @nowtoronto directly, admittedly in an attempt to get their attention; I wanted them to recognize their wrongdoing in providing the masses with hyperbolic paranoid tech blabber. As it turns out, Errett is the manager of Now magazine, and he was quite prompt in telling me, he was still right and WordPress, in whatever form, was still bad and unsafe and an evil capitalist tool…

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Facebook Video Calling Looms Over Google+

July 6, 2011

What make Facebook Video Calling special is the timing of it’s release (with regards to Google+) and their partnership with Skype – soon to be owned by Facebook shareholder Microsoft. Simply put – what makes Facebook Video Calling special is it’s potential to be huge.

Beware The Online Filter Bubble

June 21, 2011

In this discussion, Pariser identifies some of the problems with online companies tailoring content to individual users.

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5 Google Products You’re Probably Not Using (And Why)

June 7, 2011

I felt a bit like Andy Rooney – a self proclaimed completely average person, who was amazingly out of touch with the mainstream. However, the more that I explored the extensive list of Google apps, I realized that I probably wasn’t the only one oblivious to them.

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Redress Remix Wins A World Summit Award

June 6, 2011

Redress Remix has been awarded a World Summit Award in the category of e-Culture and Heritage.

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The Stranger And My iPhone: An All Access Pass To The Life Of Dana Herlihey

June 1, 2011

I suppose there is something quite special in a stranger having unfiltered access to your life…

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Saying Goodbye To Your (Digital) Self

May 16, 2011

As our digital self increasingly mirrors and extends our ‘real life’ self, our online memories become as important to us as the ones we construct IRL.

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April Fools On The Internetz

April 1, 2011

April Fools Day is a magical time of year when we are encouraged to put on our thinking caps, get creative, and mess with people’s heads (all for the lulz of course).

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Awkward Hugs for Awkward Embraces

March 30, 2011

Nerdy girls need love too – and I’ve got lots of love to give Awkward Embraces.

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How To Be A Jerk: On Twitter

February 23, 2011

Want to be the ultimate jerk on twitter? Then do exactly what the critics state all tweeters do: be a self-involved douchebag. Here’s how…

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Seek and Ye Shall Find

December 23, 2010

These are real searches that users did, and thus real searches that brought them to my blog. I’m not sure what is more baffling; that people actually go out of their way to search for such ridiculous things, or that these word combinations bring you to me.

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