Archive | January, 2012

Blogosphere: Then and Now

You may not realize this but there’s a Revolution outside your window going on right now. Occupy Wall Street is only a symptom of a larger sentiment sweeping the global consciousness. There is an imbalance in wealth, power, and attention. And it’s systemic. One way to deal with it is to stick your head in […]

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The Biggest Lesson @socialmouths Learned in his First 6 Months of Blogging

Some dudes just have that certain something, you know? It’s hard to define, and it’s hard to capture. It’s impossible to bottle and sell. But whatever that something is, Francisco has it. Francisco Rosales is the brains behind Socialmouths. One of the few online destination I frequent. His content is fresh, original, and distinctly lacking […]

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The Importance of Being Difficult

All I ever hear from online marketing and blogging experts is to make sure and make things easy on my users. I call shenanigans on this. I’ve made things easy -maybe too easy?- and now I have to make them more difficult. And this makes sense because human nature doesn’t appreciate things that come easy. […]

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The Biggest Lesson @leowid Learned in his First 6 Months of Blogging

Recently I asked some of my favorite bloggers about the biggest lesson they learned in their first 6 months of blogging. The answers I got were fascinating, educational and often surprising. This and next week I will run a series of posts sharing my findings, and today we’re starting with none other than Mr. Leo […]

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Army of Darkness is a Better Blogger Than You. And Here’s Why.

Although his random (but always hilarious) cameo appearances and his role in the hit show Burn Notice are nothing to sniff at, Bruce Campbell is probably best known for his unforgettable performances as Ash Williams in cult classic films like Evil Dead 2 and its 1992 sequel, Army of Darkness. He consistently delivers biting one-liners […]

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SOPA Turns America Into China

We are not, I repeat, we are NOT going back to the dark ages if it kills me. This is not a drill, people. The educated clergy of the dark ages controlled the information while the masses remained poor and uneducated. And we all know how well the dark ages turned out. SOPA is looking […]

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We Don’t Need Aggregators. We Need Distributators.

Last week I went on a rampage against Pete Gimme Morecash, ahhh, I mean Cashmore; of Mashable fame. He gave a speech to a group of -what had to be- thawed Encino Men about the “future” of technology. The highlight? Aggregator platforms which deliver content from on high to huddled masses which ought to be […]

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Why FourSquare Will Never Be Admissible in Court

Why wait for New Years to resolve to do something new? Few months back, I recognized within myself a skeptical nature which prevented me from adopting new Social Media technologies as they come out. Sure, many of them will die. Many of them will be dead ends, and even the ones that succeed will die […]

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