Archive for Month: July 2009

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Twitter is Dead, Long Live Twitter

A year ago today, Twitter was something that many communicators were just trying to wrap their heads around. It was a new form of communication that was threatening to upset the precious fiefdom that they had built up over years and that had been taught in universities. A year ago […]

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The Best Business Smartphone Available (Today)

Chances are, if you are reading this blog, then you have some affinity to technology and that you’re in the business of technology (whether directly, or using technology to do your job – and I don’t mean having a computer on your desk at work). This is a pretty tech-savvy […]

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One Small Step

Today, I spent hours listening to the synchronized “live” mission audio of the Apollo 11 mission on wechoosethemoon.org, a project of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. A few moments ago, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. I mixed those last few minutes with Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage”, […]

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Space: The Final Frontier

Today is July 20th and it signifies a very important day in the history of mankind. It is the day we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and, in many ways, the culmination of the advent of the technology age. 40 years ago today, we began a journey […]

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First Mariner Bank: A New Shining Star in Social Media PR

For all the fuss that has been made about Dell, Zappos, Comcast, JetBlue and a whole host of other big names utilizing Twitter and other forms of social media for their messaging and client support, there is one that stands out to me as the most impressive. I say this […]

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Google Chrome OS: A lot to do about Nothing

Google is known for doing many things right. Despite giving them a hard time over the years, it’s undeniable that my life still revolves, in a very real way, around Google products. I use Gmail not only for, er, Gmail but I use Google Apps to run all my email […]

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Steve McNair and the Failure of Breaking News Reporting

It’s a late Fourth of July afternoon here in Bethesda, Maryland and I am sitting here working on a chapter in the new book. Peacefully minding my own business while the steady stream of chips from Tweetdeck occurred, I did not realize what was happening. Steve McNair died. Putting aside […]

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Writing "The WordPress Bible"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… That’s how the process of coming to be the newest author for Wiley Publishing seems to have gone, even though the initial contact was only in late April. Back then, I received a mysterious email in my inbox asking if […]

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ASCAP Makes Outlandish Copyright Claims on Cell Phone Ringtones | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Popcorn time! ASCAP Makes Outlandish Copyright Claims on Cell Phone Ringtones | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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White House Unveils an IT Spending Dashboard

During the run up to last years landmark election, then-candidate Barack Obama made a promise to appoint a federal Chief Technology Officer to oversee the federal IT infrastructure and data. In our primary endorsement of Obama, we said: In the wake of 9/11, a glaring weakness was revealed in the […]

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