Category Archives: New Media & Society

Category Archives: New Media & Society

Don’t Let Social Media Become the Internet’s Catty Corner

Nearly a decade ago, I sent a very angry e-mail to a group of colleagues at the startup company I was working for at the time.  It was rancorous, it was self-righteous, above all… I was right, goldarnit. Shortly after I sent the missive, my boss – the CEO of the 80-person-strong startup I was […]
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Canada 3.0 And The Illusion Of Scarcity

The other night I was having dinner with a friend and her teen-aged daughter who – not unlike many of her age – was struggling with the idea that some people, specifically those of a ‘wiser’ generation, just didn’t understand things like the Internet, Facebook, iPods, and the like. We tried to explain to her […]
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Social Media for the Arts: An Un-Conference

After a conversation with Andrea Halwa, Executive Director at The London Arts Council, followed by a subsequent conversation with Carol Kehoe, Partnerships Manager at Museum London, I have become involved in organizing an Un-Conference on Social Media for the Arts. This event will feature a full-day of sessions and discussions that seeks to connect artists, […]
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The Rule of Three is Dead

Conventional wisdom suggests that celebrity deaths occur in threes.  Just where this notion comes from is a bit of a mystery, likely solved to some satisfaction with a relatively brief Google search.  And yet the events of the past week or so have laid this concept to a sudden and hopefully peaceful rest. It all […]
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Living In High Definition

HDTV pundit and blogger Phillip Swann has a running set of posts on how celebrities and news folks (mostly women, mind you) were ‘holding up’ under the harsh, unforgiving lens of High Definition Television. From Caneron Diaz to Brad Pitt, Mr. Swann has catalogued the stars’s blemishes as revealed by the unflattering resolution of HDTV. […]
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