Flickr’s Changes Offer Multiple Warnings For the Future

April Glaser offers a number of good thoughts related to the impending changes to the photo-sharing site Flickr, which is about to start forcing people to pay for a Pro membership if they don’t want their pictures - at least those over 1,000 - permanently deleted. For anyone who’s been using the site for any … Continue reading Flickr’s Changes Offer Multiple Warnings For the Future

Google Wants to Manage the Open Web

One of the key revelations in the last week or so has been that technology companies are not necessarily our friends when it comes to the best interests of society as a whole. As someone pointed out, the oligarchy of Google, Facebook and Apple have taken on the roles of gatekeeper for each other, occasionally … Continue reading Google Wants to Manage the Open Web

Google+’s Fate Shows Consequences Only Happen When You’re Not Successful

This past weekend Google revealed 1) That a massive data breach had occurred on Google+, the social networking site it’s managed for several years, and 2) that as a result of that breach it would, over the next 10 months or so, phase Google+ out of existence. The news resulted in a lot of “I … Continue reading Google+’s Fate Shows Consequences Only Happen When You’re Not Successful

Employer Technology Investment Impacts Productivity

Distractions of some sort or another are a major issue when it comes to productivity. There’s so much going on in modern life that it’s almost inevitable. Social media beckons with its siren song offering you the latest conversations and updates, whether you’re seeking the solace of puppy pics on Facebook or the outrage engine … Continue reading Employer Technology Investment Impacts Productivity

How New Media Verticals Reinforce Concentration of Power

In a way the news that NBC is launching a new coverage vertical focused on media technology is kind of disappointing. The additional beat is being added because, as a CNN exec says, it’s not just Los Angeles and New York but San Francisco and Seattle that are major media hubs. This kind of attention … Continue reading How New Media Verticals Reinforce Concentration of Power

Movie Characters Who Should Use Twitter

Twitter, the popular micro-blogging service, has turned into a powerful tool in the hands of not only consumers but marketers of all stripes as well. Comcast, Paramount Pictures and a handful of others have all latched on to it as a way to communicate with customers, acting not only as a distribution platform but a … Continue reading Movie Characters Who Should Use Twitter