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Some Observations About 2011′s Most Shared Articles On Facebook

Facebook isn’t for friends, it’s for families.  Facebook just released the most shared articles on Facebook in 2011. It’s interesting to look into the collective consciousness of  800 Million people. I love that Facebook is sharing this kind of data and am very curious what other kind of data they have and what can we get access [...]

What To Write About On A Day Like Today?

News last night that #Osama Bin Laden #obl was killed broke on Twitter. There’s a lot of emotions out there for very good reason. It’s been interesting watching everyone’s reactions. Everyone remembers where they were on 9/11. It was one of those generational defining moments. On 9/11/2009 I wrote about my thoughts contrasting 9/11 to Y2K: More [...]

The Problem with Hyperlocal is Local. We Don’t Really Care About Our Neighbors.

I’ve been a very outspoken critic of hyperlocal journalism as a scalable business model. One of my top 10 predictions for 2010 was that hyperlocal journalism wouldn’t catch on. In 2009 I even went as far as comparing the quest for the hyperlocal journalism business model to cold fusion. Sure it sounds good in theory [...]

Research Shows News Outlets Key Driver of Twitter Trending Topics

For years we’ve known that a key driver of search was news coverage. This was great validation for PR professionals. It proved what they always knew, that people read news and then want to find out more. Then social media came along and we could actually “see” word of mouth spread. What do you know, [...]

3 Rockstar Blogs To Read [August]

August is the blog network edition. While I normally try and focus these monthly recommendations on blogs that most people haven’t heard, this months Rockstar blogs are bigger, professional blogs but they’re not the blog giants that most people think about. In fact I’ve come to prefer these blogs for my social media, Web tech news. [...]

Is Technology too Main Stream?

Just a little thinking out loud this morning. What is tech? Maybe a better question would be what isn’t tech? This is a problem I struggled with for years when I started and ran the site TechBoise. It was fairly easy to deal with then because I let the companies and people in the community [...]

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