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Social Media: Good or Bad for Society?

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These days we’re seeing more and more about the use of social media. Is it that bad? What were the positives again? For example – I’ve certainly read, like many people, about how Facebook causes insecurity by individuals seeing often only the positive highlights of other peoples’ lives & attempting to compare themselves to the

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The History Behind Viral Sensations

Our tendency is to think of huge viral video successes as being new and unprecedented. Take viral entertainment team Auto-Tune the News, of “Hide your kids, hide your wife” fame – in fact that very song/video (The Bed Intruder) has over 150 million views and 800,000 likes. They have their own YouTube channel with over

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Driving a New Car, & Website Usability

Ever gotten into someone else’s car, thinking it should be easy to drive, only to be baffled and lost by the controls? I spent an entire day driving three different cars with about a two hour drive each. Not by choice, not by plan. One of our cars, the one I don’t drive, was noticeably

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Creativity? At Work?

I recently read an article about the importance – the necessity – of creativity in the work place. A recent IBM survey of CEOs proved that “creativity – more than rigor, management discipline, integrity and even vision – was the most important competency skill for effective leadership.” …

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Social Media & Self Marketing Primer

This Thursday I will be speaking in a panel at a SCAD Alumni Atlanta Chapter event on “Social Media and Self Marketing.” There’s a lot of potential in these topics (from one-to-one marketing and the “prosumer” to Web 2.0 technology capabilities) but here are some basics for discussion…

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