The Startup Hype Cycle

The Startup Hype Cycle

I recently started writing for Ev and Biz’s new site Medium to complement my seven-year-old PR/media/tech-focused blog The Flack and musings on Forbes.com and Bulldog Reporter. But I wanted to do something a little different for Medium. I wanted to explore a topic in which I had first-hand experience that would also resonate with other potential […]

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 […]

Social Overload

Social Overload

A year ago, I penned a post titled “My Big Messy Social Life” in which I listed the many social media channels and the varied degrees of my engagement therein. It contrasted with one I had posted two years earlier titled “Socially Engaged” where I described how each channel was distinct and thus required different rules for […]