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Youth Culture and (Less Importantly) Marketing Implications

Youth Culture is considerably more important, perceptively, than that of the older generations in the United States. You see it everywhere. If you watch/listen to media, there is a huge disparity in the amount of attention payed to younger people. Television, movies, music and to a lesser extent writing do so continually.
Why? [...]

Communication Is Changing Before Our Eyes

In the past decade of exponential human change, we’ve seen the internet consolidate and disperse the vast majority of human knowledge on a scale previously unbeknownst as a possibility.  How we found and shared information has been irrevocably altered, for the better IMO.
The changes are everywhere.  Everything you do and use now is getting closer [...]

Facebook: A Digital Conglomerate?

Yesterday, Fred Wilson had an interesting post on some 2015 predictions.  I’ve read his blog for many years and he is always offering interesting thoughts on software, engineering, venture capital and tech as a whole.
He wrote a few things of interest to me yesterday.  Here is the article quote:
6/ Capital markets will be a mixed [...]

Sick and Tired of Passwords

It’s been happening for over a decade.  Sites of all kinds want you to have a password for their content, or your account.
At home, I have many passwords for many sites.  Most of them I don’t remember because my browser does the work for me.
At work, I have far more.  I happen to work in [...]

Digital Trends for 2012

As the year winds down, two reports I read recently were Mary Meeker’s latest look at the web and Henry Blodget’s (et. al) break down of the digital economy.
Both of value if you are looking forward to where new media and content consumption are going.  They will take some time to get through, but are [...]

It’s Just the Internet: Part II

I was reading this post from Seth Godin (who I still read religiously) today and it hit me, something I’ve thought about before, it’s just the internet.  His post is talking about how habits have changed.The centralization of information and news and all other things magically digital mean that finding things to be interested in, [...]

Setting My Parents Up with A Computer

My parents retired this year.  My dad much earlier in the year and my mother a little over a month ago.  They are trying to keep busy, and seemingly doing a pretty good job of it with house projects.  They still live in the house I grew up in and there are quite a few [...]

Coming Around to QR Codes?

Since their inception, or at least main stream marketing popularity, I’ve been pretty “meh” on QR codes.  They certainly seemed like a good idea:  why not give people a chance to visit a site or see some media without actually having to navigate to it?  Yet the logistics of pulling out your smart phone, which [...]

Pixel Tigers

The internet was becoming prevalent when I was in high school.  It’s been around longer than that, but in the last ten years has grown exponentially:

By all rights, this is going to drastically alter the knowledge gap for the entire world, given enough time.  It will also provide a platform for all kinds of voices [...]

It’s Very Difficult to Discuss Politics Today

Politics are always a tough subject to broach with people.  We are very divisive on the liberal/conservative spectrum and have a tendency to demonize whatever side of the fence we happen to not be on.
During an election year, especially the months leading up to November, it becomes increasingly difficult.  It’s on everyone’s mind due to [...]

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