Category Archives: Social Media

Kicking off your crowdsourced fundraising with dynamite

Ever caused sales of $14,000 $18,000 in a day [ETA as of 10/6 1am: $50,000 in two days] for a product you off-handedly mentioned you were buying? If you’re a fan of good design and of Apple products in particular, … Continue reading

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The New News – Real-time and Overwhelming

What happens now when there’s breaking news? This happens: I’ve gotten my news mostly in real time since 1997, thanks to MIT’s zephyr instant message system, and one of the wonderful things about Twitter is expanding that to more people … Continue reading

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Social media confidence is about hiring

So many executives are scared of stepping into social media – they’ll lose control of their company’s image, they need to route all comments through Legal, they’ll see a giant drop in productivity if they stop blocking Facebook on the … Continue reading

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The Ten Best Ideas from BlogPotomac

My recap from BlogPotomac is now up on the company blog. The short version: Shel Holtz: I don’t know how you establish a long-term community around a movie. Shireen Mitchell: Watching on TV is different from being there in person, … Continue reading

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Politics Online Conference writeups

I was lucky enough this year to be able to attend parts of the Politics Online Conference, run by the Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at George Washington University. It was a great event, with interesting topics/speakers and … Continue reading

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