“Can you make me Twitter-famous” or as referenced occasionally by the younger crowd “Instafamous?” I often hear this question from friends and some brands. The rise of social media platforms in the last few years has spawned the idea of instant validation and a podium to express point of views and beliefs. While there is a bit of validity to this idea, taking a step back…
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As a hardcore Foursquare user, I hate to admit it but the service has lost a bit of its mojo with the recent update which split the service into two components – Foursquare and Swarm.The new Foursquare functions similar to Yelp and expands on the service’s previous efforts to focus on local discovery and recommendations. Foursquare continues to deliver on both aspects but now relies on Swarm,…
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Not sure why but “Disconnect” flew by my radar when it was first released. I briefly remember hearing chatter about it shortly after its release but given the film’s dark subject matter – negative effects of digital media, it wasn’t a blockbuster. Oddly, I viewed the film isolated from my digital networks during an international flight from Seoul to San Francisco. The digital divide is often…
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Since its launch, Facebook has been on a steady march for the open web. Following the company’s history you can see some of the subtle signs. First it was a move away from college exclusivity and most recently it adopted hashtags to make content searchable. Last week Facebook took its efforts to make data public further by announcing the ability for users to embed posts in…
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  Last week flew by thanks to a mix of time spent helping Citizen University with digital media support, attempting to build a “perfect” city on Sim City, and working on Jumpstart. I always fail at staying idle for extended periods of time. My gears are turning again. Short post this week about what I’m up to. Completed… Social media support for Citizen University HTML and…
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SMC Seattle started off the year with a bang on Tuesday by hosting “What’s Hot a Look Into Social and Digital Media in 2013.” The event took place at the Social and offered Seattle’s social media community a chance to reflect on the past year and discuss what was in store for 2013. To help with the conversation, SMC had a panel featuring representatives from Microsoft,…
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