Yesterday was Michael Jackson’s Memorial service. The world mourned. Yes, the world mourned. As I watched TV with much of the world, I wondered what we were really mourning. I didn’t ask that as a way of disparaging Michael’s talents. I’ve been a fan of his music, like you probably have too. But the fact that I can even say that you were probably a fan of his music is what I really think we’re mourning, or at least in part. Were we bidding... + read on
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This video is a follow up to my previous post about adding tracking to an ActionScript 3 project. In this video, you’ll learn how to monitor whether your Flash project is doing requests for DoubleClick’s Spotlight tags using Firefox and the free add-on Firebug. Visit the Firebug home page at http://getfirebug.com.
A good friend of mine, Ian, has unwittingly provided a good way to illustrate why we should all care about DRM. I wanted to share Ian’s story with you.Before I tell you the Ian’s tale, let’s talk about what DRM is. It’s a technology that limits what you can do with digital content. DRM is an acronym, but what DRM actually stands for depends on what your point of view is. The big media companies that created DRM say it stands for Digital Right... + read on
I went to quite a lot of sessions during SXSW Interactive 2009. As I listened to people, talked to people, and read about what was going on, I bookmarked URLs in my browser.Although I haven’t provided any context to the links other than listing them in the reverse order they were made i, I think you’ll see a pattern emerge when you go through them. I hope you enjoy them.Phone Gap - http://phonegap.com/ jQuery resources -... + read on
The interactive portion of SXSW 2009 wrapped up yesterday. If you followed my Twitter feed, you probably know I went to a lot of interesting panels.During one session, Models for Agency Integration, my tweets resulted in a lot of requests from friends for my notes so I decided to post what notes I took and some additional thoughts here on SuperGeekery.The session was unique in that it was the only session I attended handled by a single... + read on
I spent election night using technology to an extreme. Twitter, Facebook, Text Message, and a variety of sites and widgets.My friend Eduardo, aka Dudu, in Brazil and I, in New York, exchanged quite a few tweets about the night’s outcome emerged. Social technology allowed this great night to be enjoyed by a huge number of people all across the globe and I’m very happy to have been a part of it. Dudu asked me to write up a few thoughts for his... + read on
I expected some response by Barack Obama’s team to John McCain’s recent ad that compared Obama’s popularity to Paris Hilton’s fame in an effort to make him seem less worthy of the office of president. Team Obama can sit back though because Paris Hilton has stepped into the fray.See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or DieParis, I am impressed. Bravo.
I just finished this month’s cover story from The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The basic premise of the article is that due to the Internet, the amount of content available and how content is presented on it, the way we consume information has changed to such a degree that it may be altering our ability to process and ruminate on larger ideas. Our brains may be physically changing, thus “evolving under the pressure of information... + read on
This past Thursday night I was lucky to be part of group of people got together to talk about the state of digital advertising, technology and what the future holds for marketing in the digital age. John Haake, from Eyeblaster, was the host at ValBella.The evening wasn’t presented as an Eyeblaster event though. No one talked about their technology or what they were selling. It was just a discussion amongst people who care about making... + read on
I love music and used to spend hours making the perfect mix tape to share with my friends. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. If you’ve got some MP3’s, some time, and some friends you want to make a mix for, check out muxtape.com. If you make a mix tape, send me a link.BTW, Music companies, if you are listening, don’t kill this site. If someone can make the act of listening and sharing music this fun, I’m sure there are ways you can live... + read on