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August 10th, 2010

The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World

How novel to imagine that youngsters aren’t novel. The title of this entry is an English translation of the name of a German article appearing on August 6 in Spiegel Online. I don’t read Der Spiegel, the largest German newsweekly, in German or in English. Fortunately my friend Bob McArthur does, and brought this to…

July 16th, 2010

Tweeting from the Vasisthasana Position

I was speaking today with the chief executive of a new media technology/services company about some key enhancements to its offering (I’ll be blogging about them on Monday, the official announcement date). We were discussing how challenging it can be to get old media executives into new media positions. I said that while I wasn’t…

June 16th, 2010

The Top 10 YouTube Videos of All Time

ReadWriteWeb does a periodic analysis of the all-time top 10 YouTube videos (by the simple metric of number of views). As reported on the site¬†with its latest summary (June, 2014): We first did this list in August 2007, at which point Evolution of Dance by comedian Judson Laipply was number 1 with nearly 56 million…

May 24th, 2010

Facebook Privacy Update

In my May 15th blog entry, “Privacy, Facebook and the Future of Publishing,” I looked at the recent brouhaha (haven’t used that word in awhile) over Facebook’s info-grab from its “more than 400 million active users” (as Facebook crows on its depressing stats page). Today Facebook Inc.’s founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, published an…