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Cooking up a “Tasty” treat: Ingredients for a viral video

Screen grab from the Double-Fudge Irish Cream cookie Tasty video You can’t get on Facebook these days without getting a little hungry. In another attempt to take over the internet and bring people down the clickbait rabbit hole, Buzzfeed has introduced Tasty, a Facebook-only cooking channel. Show More Summary

Amazon Stores: Books, Branding or the Future of Retail?

Credit: Yelp This past week there has been considerable discussion about Amazon potentially opening several hundred book stores in malls around the country. This was sparked by an article in the Wall Street Journal in which the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties discussed these alleged plans. GGP subsequently was forced to issue a […]

The Pre-Cognitive Anti-Trust Violation:How the decimation of the IPO market has hurt the economy and worse

In 1995 we started as AudioNet. In July of 1998 we took the company public.  Within a year, 300 of our 330 employees were worth more than 1mm dollars in stock.  We became on of almost 300 companies to go public that year.  We were one of about 125 to go public with...

Reviews Rashomon: Plumber Remembers Yelp Threat That Never Actually Occurred

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Yelp has been accused of manipulating local reviews to “blackmail” business owners into advertising on the site. It’s widely believed that Yelp uses the threat of removing positive reviews as leverage accordingly. Beyond this belief — and related claims in unsuccessful litigation against the company — I have never seen actual evidence that Yelp does […]

Use of Data, Exposure of Vendor NPS Scores Could Shake Up Sales in Local Market

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Online advertising and marketing programs for small businesses (SMBs) have historically suffered from high non-retention or “churn” rates and little transparency around vendors and their relative performance. SMBs often don’t fully understand what they’re buying and don’t know how to evaluate providers. Show More Summary

B4UFLY: FAA’s app helps drone fliers stay legal on the go

Last January, during the 2016 International CES, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the release of B4UFLY, its first mobile app designed to provide support for drone pilots. CommLead student Jacob Christensen put together...Show More Summary

Comm Lead volunteer day

Featured photo by Jeana Ridley When Communication Leadership student Scott Morris posted a Facebook status months ago asking if anyone would like to spend a Saturday volunteering, he didn’t think he’d get many takers. Much to his surprise, nearly two dozen other Comm Lead students had the same idea. Show More Summary

Surprising Findings In Our News Apps Survey

Most likely a Monday Note reader in India — Image by Aakhash Gautman/Flickr The Monday Note survey on News applications usage yielded surprising findings: (1) You rely on very small number of news apps; (2) Twitter and RSS-related apps score quite high, they are the de facto vector for News; (3) Once huge, Flipboard is […]

“Open That Set-Top Box“

. Later this month, the FCC will hear a proposal that would put an end to your cable carrier’s costly and regressive monopoly on the set-top boxes that you’re allowed to use. Following their well-known modus operandi, Comcast and other carriers contend that granting this freedom to their customers would stifle innovation. They continue to […]

Facebook is about to turn world on its head—sixfold

Two days ago,  on January 27, was the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. How am I supposed to feel about that? Happy? Relieved? Upset that we have to commemorate the end of such a horrific era in our world’s history? I know about this day because a friend posted a link to an article about it on Facebook. Show More Summary

Meet Your Community Advancement Officer: Molly Schachter

Hello, Comm Leaders! My name is Molly Schachter and I’m thrilled to introduce myself as your Community Advancement Officer. In this new role I will strengthen the program’s powerful community by managing how we connect the dots between students, alumni, partners and supporters. Show More Summary

I Have A Dream: Medium Acquires Nuzzel (Or Vice-Versa)

  What a great match these two products would make. Medium is an amazing repository of great writing —whose accumulating mass makes it untidy, increasingly difficult to manage. Nuzzel, on the other hand, is one of the cleverest engines able to extract useful signal from the social noise. Last week, I spoke with Nuzzel CEO […]

Watching Apple’s First Fiscal 2016 Quarter

  No predictions, just a few things to watch and possibly interpret in the numbers. And, at the end, a question: Will the iPhone gain market share in a saturated market – just like the Mac stubbornly does? Apple is circumspect about the details that go into its quarterly numbers, so we have to rely […]

The Times Square snowboarding video: Why it went viral

Here's why that video of the guy snowboarding through Times Square in the New York City blizzard of 2016 went viral. It wasn't an accident. The post The Times Square snowboarding video: Why it went viral appeared first on The Social Customer Manifesto.

When You Find Your Email Newsletter for AudioNet from 20 yrs ago this week

WWW.AudioNet.Com presents: AudioNet LIVE Programming Guide For the Weekend starting January 16th, 1996 Highlights from AudioNet, the Largest Audio Site on the Internet ! 1. The XTRA and WOR Radio feeds are now out of maintenance and back to full time ! You can hear them 24hours per day, 7 days per week ! 2....

Google’s AMP Poised To Take The Lead From Facebook’s And Apple’s Walled Gardens

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

Photo: Nasa By the end of February, Google will deploy at full scale its Accelerated Mobile Pages project by sending search results to amp-html pages. Because it integrates all monetization instruments —advertising, analytics and now subscription systems— Google’s AMP is likely to rally scores of publishers. Over 5000 developers registered to the Github repository of […]

Apple Car Challenges: Sobering Thoughts

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

Credit: Jannik Selz / Unsplash Horace Dediu sobered me up. Last year, my initial skepticism of Apple’s rumored car project gave way to more hopeful thoughts. But Dediu’s numbers show how insignificant electric cars still are. Imagine an Apple electric car that’s as accomplished in its category as the iPhone is in the world of […]

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