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The New Rules of Blogging

On February 25th, I’ll be speaking at xPotomac in Washington DC about groundswells. I hope to see you there. So, what’s the talk about? I came up with the outline last night so I figured I’d hash it out in this blog post and let it evolve. If you have any suggestions, make ‘em known in the comments. [...]

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Filter Bubbles Created by Blogs and Search Engines

According to an article published in the journal Science entitled “Science, New Media, and the Public” by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele, blog comments and the autocomplete suggestions provided by search engines (such as Google Instant results) may produce a psychological bias that alter the way people interpret and make [...]

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Did Apple Steal the Design for iPad From a 90s TV Show?

This post is not so much about Apple stealing a design from a Sci Fi show, but rather about how big sites manipulate your average Internet Joe into wasting his time on nonsense. The anatomy of the manipulation starts with a catchy headline, followed by a weak thesis, and asks the reader for the final [...]

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Insane Loyalty

This awesome wide angle shot is curtesy of Adam Silver There are certain topics that are seldom discussed in polite company. Religion, money, and politics for example. In this session, we will discuss all three. There are primal drives that turn ordinary customers into rabid advocates for you and your brand. Apple, Starbucks, and Oprah [...]

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Apple Rejects Simon Sinek’s Teachings. Steve Jobs Turns In His Grave.

I was just sitting there, watching it in disbelief. The new Apple commercial, there was something odd about it. It created this odd psychic friction in my mind. Something was different about this one. But what was it? Apple’s noise canceling technology, “so when the world gets noisy, calls sound better,” the voiceover proclaims. Link [...]

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Top Internet Sites and How They Got To Be That Way #Video

Last week, Mark Burgess asked me to speak to his students at Rutgers University about content marketing trends and futures. An opportunity to shape young minds?! I’m in! I replied. If you would like the read-version of this post, it’s here. WARNING: I’m in the business of changing minds, and you may not like everything [...]

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Has Google Declared War on Facebook?

They’ve been eyeing each other across the way for years. Two 500lbs giant alpha-male gorillas with faeces in hand and ready to throw. Did Google finally strike the first blow? I was using Spreecast (a Google Hangouts competitor) few days ago, when I got an alert that Chrome is not fully compatible with all Spreecast functions. I found it [...]

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A Case Against Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, G+, and Triberr

I love all these services. I use them. I think they are great at helping people connect with one another. And they are the best thing a non-blogger can do to help his upward mobility. But. But they can be a death trap for Bloggers. They can be quicksand if a Blogger is not careful. They [...]

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