June 2008

Aaron Brazell

The Business of Openness

Over the weekend, a big stink was raised over AP News attempting to squash the use of material by bloggers, even flying in the face of fair use. As backstory, the Drudge Retort, a parody site of the Drudge Report, used a very small excerpt of an AP story as part of a larger story […]

Aaron Brazell

Touring NASA Goddard Space Center

@technosailor Come and visit me! Just ask for HMI on SDO. They all know me – I am the cutest instrument on SDO plus I am the one tweeting! The war of cuteness is on at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where the team is working on a variety of space projects including the Solar […]

Venture Files

Doers and Talkers

An impromptu conversation happened last night over on Twitter. The topic began as a discussion over a hypothetical show (video, podcast, whatever) that would reflect the community and not just have the same people. The conversation began because of a discussion over perceived sexism in the social media community where men could do anything, but […]

Aaron Brazell

Getting Back To Human

Last week, I attended the Vocus users conference here in DC. It was an interesting time for me based on my history with PR both as a blogger who can’t stand PR and a blogger who wants to see PR do well in social media. There was one session, in particular, where an audience member […]

Aaron Brazell

Presidential Endorsement

For a long time, I’ve sat back on the sidelines trying not to get involved with the political process via this blog. This does not mark the time where I *begin* however there is a process here whereby people and groups shift their allegiances one way or another. I also believe that this country is […]

Aaron Brazell

Jeremy Zawodny Leaves Yahoo

Photo Credit Josh Bancroft Yahoo’s brain drain continues and, TechCrunch provides a great analysis into the latest desperate deal Yahoo is engaged in. This time with Google. Yahoo is in a very bad position and everyone knows it. Now, possibly the best known Yahoo, Jeremy Zawodny is leaving the company for greener pastures. Jeremy made […]