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Local and SMBs Will Be Spared in Tomorrow’s Mopocalypse

9 hours agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Just as the ancient Israelites were spared the wrath of God in the story of the 10 plagues of Exodus, so too local data and local mobile search results on Google will not feel the sting of Google’s mobile friendly update tomorrow. Local, News, Video and Tablet search will not be affected by tomorrow’s mobile-friendly […]

Stories That Showcase Resilience and Everyday Acts of Hope: Humanitarian Communications in a War Zone

Humanitarian communications is about ethically documenting stories within communities that showcase resilience and optimism, including simple everyday acts. The post Stories That Showcase Resilience and Everyday Acts of Hope: Humanitarian Communications in a War Zone appeared first on Flip the Media.

LSA SMB Bootcamp in the Bag, Tactical Workshops Happen Today

11 hours agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Yesterday (Sunday) the LSA hosted its first Digital Bootcamp for small businesses in LA. There were about 130 people in attendance, including speakers from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, GoDaddy, Closely, YP, Goodzer, Where2GetIt, ReachLocal, LocalSEOGuide, MOZ, Search Influence, G/O Digital and ConstantContact. Show More Summary

Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

  by Frederic Filloux The French government didn’t foresee the negative ripple effect of its interventionism in the Dailymotion case. VCs and entrepreneurs are appalled. It’s time to rethink the French way of funding innovation. (Part...Show More Summary


Stitching together the disparate body parts - and cultures - that make up Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent is not a task for the faint of heart. This week we look at what Rajeev Suri, the CEO of the combined companies, is up against. No related columns.

Grow Your Authority With Your Geekiness

How do people really connect and build friendly relationships? What is it that causes people to want to hear from you more than anything else? In marketing we talk about “value” a lot. Value is important, but I feel value often speaks to need more often than it does want. Serving needs is a minimum requirement. Show More Summary

Who’s Ready for Hillary? Visualizing U.S. Senator Support

This weekend, the moment many Americans have been waiting for finally came when Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president. Rumors she would run have been circulating for years, basically since her failed run in 2008, and she’s had no shortage of support coming in from national politicians, state governors, and current & former U.S. Show More Summary

Surprise — Local Search Not Part of EU’s Google Antitrust Charges

5 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

As expected this morning the European Commission filed a formal Statement of Objections against Google. These are formal charges that Google abused its market position in search in Europe. Google will get a chance to rebut them but the outlook for Google is not great. Google competitors and critics had been vigorously lobbying for this […]

A decade of blogging

5 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Today is Rough Type‘s tenth birthday. If I’m calculating correctly, that’s eighty in human years. A transmigration of the blog would seem to be in order. Image: Strolic Furlan-Davide Gabino.

Theses in tweetform (fourth series)

6 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

[first series, 2012] 1. The complexity of the medium is inversely proportional to the eloquence of the message. 2. Hypertext is a more conservative medium than text. 3. The best medium for the nonlinear narrative is the linear page. 4. … Continue reading ?

Mopocalypse Is Right Around the Corner

6 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

By now everyone knows that Google’s “mobile friendly” algorithm update is coming on April 21. It’s intended to reward sites that render well and load fast on smartphones. It will punish sites that are not mobile ready. Surviving and thriving in the post-mobile-friendly era is about more than just responsive design. But whether you call […]

#Ayotzinapasomosotodos: Using Visual Storytelling to Raise Awareness and Keep Memories Alive

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students in Mexico went missing after a protest. Visual storytelling tools such as Exposure can help keep their memories alive. The post #Ayotzinapasomosotodos: Using Visual Storytelling to Raise Awareness and Keep Memories Alive appeared first on Flip the Media.

Flip the Media Seeks Student Editors for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Flip the Media is seeking two student editors for 2015-16, starting in mid-June. If you've got great writing and editing chops, we encourage you to apply! The post Flip the Media Seeks Student Editors for the 2015-16 Academic Year appeared first on Flip the Media.

What do robots do?

Yesterday I posted a quotation from the start of Paul Goodman’s 1969 NYRB essay “Can Technology Be Humane?” Here’s another bit, equally relevant to our current situation, from later in the piece, when Goodman turns his attention to automation, robots, and … Continue reading ?

Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

  by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in(...) No related columns.

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