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Meet the Comm Leaders who took home the inaugural Husky 100 award

The Husky 100 is University of Washington’s new student recognition award that honors students who make the most of their time in UW and best represent the Husky experience. The award includes both undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses in all area of studies. Show More Summary

The future of Facebook is more bias, not less

last monthMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“What makes social media unique,” writes Mark Zuckerberg in defending Facebook against charges of an anti-conservative slant in its promotion of “trending” news stories, is that “we are one global community where anyone can share anything — from a loving photo of a mother and her baby to intellectual analysis of political events.” The ideal of a global community […]

One of the most important websites for the future of big data & AI is up for sale this week

The future of the world will be impacted in major ways by big data and artificial intelligence.  That much is undeniable, right? But how is data accessed and how does AI make connections and recommendations between technologies, data sets, and users?  Through something called an API, or Application Programming Interface. APIs are already big but they’re […]

Ethics in Autonomous Corporations, Investments in Human Community, and the Strategic Value of Social Media: Three Good Twitter Conversations This Week

Last weekend I started what I’d like to make a regular series of blog posts rounding up some of the most interesting conversations I was fortunate enough to have over the previous week on Twitter. Here’s last week’s about blockchain, news algorithms, and people discovery. Above: thinker @LAPrice, CMX community summit founder David Spinks, and marketer Dave Ewart. […]

The green light

last monthMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Gatsby’s real name, you’ll recall, was Gatz, so I guess it’s no surprise that The Great Gatsby is Bill Gates’s favorite novel: The novel that I reread the most. Melinda and I love one line so much that we had it painted on a wall in our house: “His dream must have seemed so close that he […]

‘Superfan’: Comm Lead alum’s film to debut at SIFF 2016

Featured image: Comm Lead alumni Leigh Burmesch’s short documentary, “Superfan,” will have its debut screening at the Seattle International Film Festival Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of Leigh Burmesch. When Leigh Burmesch...Show More Summary

3 reasons why you should apply to be a Comm Lead Fellow

The featured image was created by Alumni Fellow Rosemary Ponnekanti for the Comm Lead Movie Night, an annual event hosted by the Fellows. You might be well aware of the opportunities available to you while you’re in the Communication...Show More Summary

Before you speak, learn to listen: Political discussion in the age of the internet

Featured photo of William Ruckelshaus by Ashley Myrriah Johnson Over the past decade, technology has changed how Americans engage in the political process. Social media not only increases access to information, but presents an array of community-oriented platforms for people to interact with politicians and discuss current issues. Show More Summary

Facebook Editors, Surveillance Privilege, and People Finding People: My Top 3 Twitter Conversations This Week

This morning I was looking around the great subscription tech blog The Information and noticed they have a “comments of the week” blog post, where they highlight the best comments posted over the week by their readers.  I love that!  It’s a great way to really dig into the value that great community conversation offers – […]

FTD’s Big Mamma’s Day #FAIL

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Much of the digital marketing discussion revolves around which brand or campaign is getting this or that digital media discipline right. But there are even more fundamental issues and lessons that have to be learned and re-learned by many brands. Basic customer service is unfortunately one of them. A case-in-point: my Mother’s Day experience with […]

Technology has never been the solution (IN-NW, Part 2)

I’ve been to my fair share of conferences in the past year, and most of them are technology related due to my interest in education in world of digital media and communication. The vast majority of them haven’t been worth my time, and...Show More Summary

3 keys to a human-centric approach to marketing (IN-NW, Part 1)

Feature Image: The IN-NW 2016 stage backdrop. Photo Credit: Ilona ldlis IN-NW (“in northwest”) is a digital innovation conference with keynote sessions on a variety of topics, including engagement, marketing, and culture. This year’s IN-NW focused on innovators in digital marketing. Show More Summary

Yelp: Average Yearly SMB Ad Spend Is $3,204, 76% Retention, 269% ROI

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

B2B social network Alignable ranked Yelp at or near the bottom of its Trust Index as measured by NPS ratings. There’s also anecdotal evidence that many business owners hold negative views of Yelp or harbor conspiracy theories about review manipulation for ad-sales purposes. There are also critics in the industry who argue Yelp ads deliver […]

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