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Roll Call #2: Joni Vanderburg-Paner

The ‘Roll Call’ series is all about introducing new faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year to the Communication Leadership community. Our next featured incoming faculty member is Joni Vanderburg-Paner. Joni has more than 15 years of experience in content development and will be teaching content strategy at the University of Washington. Show More Summary

Apple Maps Listings Take #1 Position In iOS 9 Safari Local Search Results

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Like many iPhone owners I downloaded iOS 9 yesterday, after a couple of false starts. The new OS has some nice new features but isn’t radically different. But there are some meaningful changes especially when it comes to search and local search in particular. I was on a panel yesterday at #Entrata Summit in Utah. […]

When Mobile Websites Suck — SMB Edition

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

There’s been a ton of coverage on Mobilegeddon, the scramble to mobilize and post-Mobilegeddon ranking experience. Still only a minority of SMBs have mobile sites and most of those mobile sites will probably, to use the vernacular, suck. There must be a lot of bad advice and bad SMB mobile site development out there. I’ll […]

What will businesses do with data 2 years from now?

“What we think will take ten years will likely take two or less,” says Frank Diana, Principal in Business Evolution at the $80B IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services, in a recent blog post.  I think the near term future will be characterized by… Overwhelming media & tons of choices    On-demand economy […]

Of drills and holes and Ronald Coase

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“Why do people buy products?” asked Theodore Levitt, the celebrated Harvard Business School professor, at the start of his 1969 book The Marketing Mode. He suggested an answer: Leo McGivena once said, “Last year one million quarter-inch...Show More Summary

Tech in schools: less is more

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Although many educators and school administrators, including those working in the U.S. Department of Education, continue to push schools to invest heavily in computer technology, the evidence of any benefit from such investments remains elusive. Show More Summary

Hold on to your hat

We’re entering a time in which multiple forms of exponential change will combine and their combinations will have a huge impact, in addition to the technologies themselves. That’s from futurist Gerd Leonhard, who illustrates the point with this graphic by Frank Diana – from this KPMG talk. I love this graphic.  And I love the […]

XOXO Day 2

Care more about other people, but care less about what they think of you.  That seemed to be a key message from day 2 of Internet maker festival XOXO.  The details that made up the presentations were compelling. Good show! Far more in-depth write-up of Day 1 here.  It’s great to see people who are […]

Adblockers Hit Another Market: Video

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

According to a new SecretMedia study, because of ad blocking software, one quarter to two thirds of video time ends up un-monetized. While broadcasters begin to grasp the full vibrancy of the ad-blocking ecosystem, the advertising community...Show More Summary

Theses in tweetform: #51

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

51. If you steal another person’s shoes and put them on and I tell you I don’t like them, you’ll feel insulted; the same goes for ideas. 1 – 50

Donald bit my finger

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Charlie’s shadow continues to lengthen. I was thinking a little more today about social media’s influence on the presidential campaign, and suddenly I had a revelation. It struck me that Donald Trump’s media strategy is identical toShow More Summary

What Got Said at XOXO Day 1

I went to this event so you didn’t have to. Just kidding, it’s incredible. Here’s my account of the seven remarkably well-curated sessions at Day 1 of Internet culture-maker festival XOXO in Southeast Portland, Oregon. This is my first year at the event, for which I had to apply to be granted a submission to […]

I left my

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In his Q&A session in June, Mark Zuckerberg offered a peek into the future of interpersonal communication: One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full, rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d […]

Roll Call #1: Sam Ladner

The ‘Roll Call’ series is all about introducing new faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year to the Communication Leadership community. We’re kicking off the series by introducing Sam Ladner. Sam is a sociologist who studies the changing nature of work, technology, and organizations. Show More Summary

Smartness is a zero-sum game

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In her article “The Internet of Way Too Many Things,” Allison Arleff reviews some of the exciting new products on display at Target’s trendy Open House store in San Francisco. There’s Leeo, a night light “that ‘listens’ for your smoke detector to go off and then calls your smartphone to let you know your house […]

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