So says The New Yorker. John Cassidy on the ultimate dot-com.
I'm very grateful for the opportunity I had to share the message at First Presbyterian Church yesterday at the 8:45 and 10:10 alternative services. Thank you! I used social media to frame part of the message, saying that Pinterest had bucked conventional wisdom because it's a platform where people share inspiring and uplifting things. By … Continue reading Meta Sermons and Social Media
Christopher Cocca No, not the official Berkshire Hathaway page. I'm talking about the Periodic Table of Comic Books! If you've been trying to cross reference an element with its appearances in various comics over the last few decades, I've just given you the last resource you should ever need. If you're trying to explain the … Continue reading A Real Live Webpage from 1996, Preserved In Its Natural Habitat; Fiction as Public Engagement
Once Upon has their answer. I love the spirit of their project, but I believe the truth is much simpler, and it's called AOL. Circa 1997. Speaking of which: Beck in 1997 http://youtu.be/c5M3chPv4v0 I literally cannot watch that video for fear of the uncontrollable mourning that might pour forth. Not a longing for my teenage … Continue reading Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)
An excerpt from "Klout Is Breaking Up With Early Adopters" at The Next Web: Klout is going after middle-American novice tweeters who might have mentioned a body spray once or twice. With its service, Axe could reach people like that directly in large bunches and give them samples of new products. How do we … Continue reading Drew Olanoff on Klout and Doing Things
Resolved: People, for whatever reason, tend to view Google as less of a brand and more of a utility. Suggested reasons: Google is, in fact, utilitarian. It's under-branded to the extreme, and even its logo is generic. Before anyone had Google accounts or Gmail, we were already using "google" as a verb. The lack of … Continue reading Is Google Rebranding or De-branding?
Eagle-eyed reader Joey the C sent me a link with the news that the Picasa and Blogger brands are going bye-byes. I said the other day that Google+ is a great way to make Picasa relevant, and the shift to Google Photo and Google Blogs makes total sense as Google positions itself for the widespread … Continue reading Goodbye, Blogger. Hello, Bloggers! Google To Rebrand Picasa and Blogger.com