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Roasting Toaster Fridges

A longish exploration of two hybrid devices, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro. The short version: The Microsoft product is a decent laptop but it’s better as a tablet. The iPad Pro is also not a laptop replacement, but it’s a substantial enhancement of the tablet genre, thanks to a better/bigger screen, a […]

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.

“Have We Cured Deafness?” asks the world to listen to the Deaf community

Many of us take simple pleasures such as singing along to a song on the radio, hearing a friend’s voice on the phone or listening to the sound of the Seattle rain fall on rooftops for granted. From an early age we’re taught about the five senses, and trying to imagine life without one of those senses is nearly impossible. Show More Summary

iPad Pro: Wrong Questions

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  Here we go again, with the iPad Pro this time: Is it a laptop replacement? This seemingly simple question is, simply, the wrong one. What we need to ask is ‘what sorts of tasks does the new tablet and its well-executed Pencil make easier?’ It’s January 27, 2010.  Steve Jobs comes onstage at an […]

Lessons from an NPR Internship in Middle America

Radio production is an art, and it is one that NPR has arguably mastered. The non-profit’s bread and butter is creating compelling experiences through audio alone. But what’s the secret behind NPR’s magic? Leigh Burmesch, a member of...Show More Summary

The SEC and the DOJ still don’t get it

4 months agoMedia / New Media : Blog Maverick

The Supreme Court of the United States just recently, correctly decided not to review the US vs Newman Insider Trading case.  In response to this decision, there was a well written commentary on the decision here on Bloomberg by Matthew Levine. Given my interest at the near 2 year anniversary of my destroying the SEC...

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

Inclusivity and Empathy for Better Games (IGDA Leadership Summit, Part I)

Empathy and inclusivity emerged were two key themes at the International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) Leadership Summit. The post Inclusivity and Empathy for Better Games (IGDA Leadership Summit, Part I) appeared first on Flip the Media.

Hacking for Social Good with GiveSafe and Illumivote

Can digital technology be used to solve fundamental problems of society? Mobile apps and websites aimed at encouraging social good are not a novel idea. Sites such as FreeRice, which donates free rice to starving populations from the advertising revenue it generates, are a simple example of how technology has been used to promote charitable work. Show More Summary

The Twitter guide you’ve been waiting for

Featured image by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid I recently conducted an online seminar with my favorite online community, dedicated to discussions around documentary filmmaking, The D-Word on my Twitter workflow. After hacking at Twitter...Show More Summary

Nordstrom Creates Social Media Inception with Giant Instagram

By Maren Hamilton Drones and dresses and Instagram. Oh my! Nordstrom has always been an innovator in the digital space, but on July 16 they took it up a notch and created the ultimate social media inception to promote their Anniversary Sale. Show More Summary

The unsung massive 10 year disruptor: Automation of knowledge work

I’m watching futurist Gerd Leonhard‘s June 23rd 2015 talk in London titled Future of technology and-with-versus humanity: Future of Business (terrible audio quality, sorry) and something jumped out and caught my eye.  (Leonhard is one of the world’s most influential futurists, among top futurist peers like Andy Hines, Paul Higgins and John Smart.) It was […]

HoloLens Brings 3D Media Into the Physical World

8 months agoMedia / New Media : Idea Lab

Those who follow me know that over the last year, there’s one technology that has been my obsession: Virtual Reality (VR), specifically the Oculus Rift. I was first introduced to the headset that eventually became Oculus by Emblematic Group’s Nonny de la Peña, and I have gone on to work as a consulting producer for […]

Back to the garden

8 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Progress turns everyone into a nostalgist sooner or later. You just have to wait for your own particular trigger to come along — the new thing that threatens the old thing you love. David Weinberger has a funny-sad article in The Atlantic today. Called “The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be),” it’s a tortured piece, mixing memory and desire, that calls to […]

Virtual Reality: The Future of Narrative Journalism?

8 months agoMedia / New Media : Idea Lab

This was the first time I had stepped foot in a refugee camp. I was in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, waiting for Sidra, a 12-year-old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Jordan, to lead me around the settlement. We met her family, walked to school, and visited the nearby bakery. We saw […]

More facts on mobile 

8 months agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

by Frederic Filloux New mobile internet trends have caught my attention this week. Today, we look at their impact on the news business. (1) In developing countries, mobile growth keeps accelerating. In Nigeria (pop: 173 million, median age: 18), based on page views count, 76% of internet traffic now comes from mobile. Show More Summary

Highlights from Ad:Tech San Francisco 2015 Day 2: New Consumer Journeys, Marketing Automation and Master Storytellers

Day two at ad:tech San Francisco provided compelling technical insights and highlighted how great brands approach storytelling and content marketing. The post Highlights from Ad:Tech San Francisco 2015 Day 2: New Consumer Journeys, Marketing Automation and Master Storytellers appeared first on Flip the Media.

David Letterman’s 33 Years on Air and TV De–con–structed

9 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

As many people know tonight was the final episode of the 33 year run of the David Letterman show. It was on NBC as Late Night with David Letterman from 1982 to 1993 and then on CBS as The Late Show with David Letterman until tonight. As I was watching clips of the opening monologue […]

IN-NW Day 2: Brands Engaging Through Chaos, Change, and the “Drunk in Love” Emoji Video

A Swedish gaming nerd gets twice the viewership on YouTube as the top rated show broadcast television show in North America. Consumers don’t shop for plane tickets just by price, but by the level of agony they’re willing to endure for the amount they’re willing to pay. Show More Summary

Featured On Tim Cook’s Keynote – What It Takes

10 months agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden application sophistication. Show More Summary

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