New Media

I have used my share of content management systems and I have finally had a reason to try out Concrete5. CMS as it should be. Intuitive. Fast. In context editing. All the time I have spent in relationships with other content management systems that frankly are high-maintenance friends! The type that make a plan to […]

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Facebook does have to come to terms with children lying about their age and setting up profiles. But do kids under 13 really need to be social online? Isn’t this the age they should be physically active and learning how to be social in real life? Middle school kids are quite talented at bullying face-to-face, […]

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Apple’s Newsstand is going to do for the publishing industry what iTunes did for the music industry. How much of a game changer? The week Newsstand was launched, electronic subscriptions to The New York Times increased seven times. I love my iPad, and have already realized that I will subscribe to more magazines having it. […]

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I thank Jonathan Liu of GeekDad for posting a good commentary on the implications of paper books vanishing with the rise of e-readers. So much of the discussion complaining about e-books seems to center on paper book (or newspaper) aficionados as being luddites holding on to “old technology” all for the feel of paper and […]

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I have become a follower of McKinsey Quarterly and this article and the graph was a stunner. Whenever clients seem to dismiss the importance of smartphones and the shift here to consume digital media from devices other than a computer I try to find ways to challenge their assumptions. My interest is to get them […]

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A colleague passed this on to me weeks ago as we started redesigning a website for a local nonprofit. Today, I finally get around to sharing it. Jakob Neilsen’s research and commentary on usability issues surrounding nonprofit sites is a must read. Many smaller, local nonprofits get the majority of their donations the old fashioned […]

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Foursquare goes to the dogs

by mo on March 30, 2011

Okay, I use Foursquare, sort of.  I understand the possibilities but at times checking in just seems to be a pain.  And since there are not a huge number of local companies using it for promotions, it is easy to forget to check in. But finally a fabulous use of Foursquare to promote dog food […]

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I have been playing with QR codes of late. While not everyone is walking around with a smart phone in their pocket, the technology is so easy to use, it seem a shame not to try it. Everyone has print or physical assets to which a QR code can be added for those who want […]

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I can keep watching this. What a great promotional idea by Alphabet Photography.

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My dependence on my iPhone deepens

by mo on April 9, 2010

IPhone announced OS4 and it is very exciting. Unfortunately I was an early adopter and have the original phone.  All the fabulous features that will come to iPhone 3Gs owners this summer and iPad early adopters (not me this time) this fall will be unavailable unless I upgrade. But how will I hold out? And […]

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