Blogger & Vine

Blogger & Vine

It was ten years ago this week that Google acquired Pyra Labs as a means to bolster the company’s Blogger software platform (aka Blogspot). By so doing, the search/ad juggernaut helped hasten in the age of consumer-generated media and with it, a seismic shift in how, when and where people acquire and share news and […]

Friday’s Video Views

The Digital Home According to Verizon Verizon’s Director of Consumer Product Management Ann Shaub gives her company’s vision for the digital home at the 2010 Digital Home Summit (via Alan Weinkrantz). CAPTCHA the Money It appears I’m not alone in my frustration trying to decipher and record those squirrelly letters on many websites. They’re called […]

Blog–>Microblog–>Nanoblog?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on “The Colbert Report” (posted April 4, 2009) Twitter’s other founder Evan Williams at the Ted conference (Feb 27, 2009) “Flutter” founder, Matt Ibsen (April 3, 2009) The messaging service we didn’t know we needed until we had it” is how Twitter co-founder Biz Stone described the explosive micro-blogging platform last […]

Twitter’s PR Ride

Twitter’s PR Ride

Let’s revisit Twitter, and specifically the ubiquity of the rapidly expanding microblogging channel in the news media. Much of the coverage has occurred naturally, a bi-product of the editorial echo chamber, nourished to a great extent by Twitter’s RT-happy users. Some stories appear consensual. While others seem precipitated by Twitter itself or its PR advisors […]

Twitter’s Second Life

Twitter’s Second Life

Over the years, this blog has looked at the phenomenon of hype, and specifically, how too much of it can result in diminishing returns for the recipient (i.e., your client). I always believed that regulating media attention, especially when demand for client access is at its peak, leads to long-term sustainability and (en)viability. Over the […]