You As Celebrity: Influencing the Influencers

July 7, 2011

How important are you? Not in your own mind.  But in other people’s. Do they seek your opinion?  Do they value it?  Do they act on your suggestions? Do you play the social media game? Are you good at it? In yet another attempt to assign a monetizable attribute to everyone and everything they do, […]

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Emoticons: Laugh Tracking the Internet

June 29, 2011

There were artifacts of TV up for auction this past weekend. Dinosaurs from a couple of decades ago. I wanted to buy one in particular so I could use it when my family didn’t find my old jokes funny anymore. It was – a laugh track machine. Critical to the widespread adoption of the television genre known […]

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Hacking Your Heart

June 23, 2011

If they can hack your home computer, your mobile phone, apps, your store, your social networks, your bank account, your gaming system, your medical records, your school records, the government and its records, and pretty much anything anyone sets their mind to – isn’t it is only a matter of time until someone finds a […]

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Do or Do Not – There is No Try

June 19, 2011

What works for you might not work for me. I know that. Everyone has to make their own way in this world. It’s often a hard lesson to learn on your own. Teachers you can connect with are extremely rare. And learning never really seems fun in the moment. Because Yoda wasn’t hanging out in […]

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Hump Day

June 14, 2011

Yesterday, for the first time in almost 30 years — I bought a pack of cigarettes. Before those who know me choke on their bean sprouts… I still don’t smoke.  There are plenty of other things I do that could kill me.  But smoking just isn’t one of them. What prompted me to make this […]

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A Very Facebook Birthday

June 11, 2011

My birthday just passed, and many of my friends sent Happy Birthday wishes. On Facebook. And while there is no plugin birthday greetings analytics tool I can point and click on… I used a bit of addition and division and elementary statistics to determine – slightly more than 88% percent of my birthday greetings came […]

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A Kindle Does Not A Library Make

June 7, 2011

The library is where I learned to dream. As a child, could you imagine walking through these portals to Fantasyland? This is the entrance to what was my local library – the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza. It was here I learned about the responsibilities of borrowing and returning […]

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Doing Is The New Seeing

May 29, 2011

The weather in the Midwest this Memorial Day Weekend has been so thunderously stormy and rainy, I have not been in the mood for any kind of strollin’ in the park. No high school baseball today. No picnics. No nuthin’ outside. But not being able to walk outside did make me think of a short […]

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World Class Background Noise

May 23, 2011

There probably are some better places to be a “street musician” than in the NYC subway system.  But when I went back home last week and saw the variety of performing artists and the quality of their music – I can’t imagine there are many. I use the term “street” very loosely.  Here you are […]

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