The current plan to revive Newsweek plan is silly: reliance on a better look for the magazine, and offering discounts to subscribers who want to buy books. (Last I checked, Amazon.com offered major discounts on books — without having to subscribe to Newsweek. And they offered them as digital downloads, too.) That’s essentially a 1907… Continue Reading Old news and the new 24/7
Daily life consists of so many details that can be lumped into the category of “minutiae”. All those little things you hardly notice but subconsciously take in. More often than not, advertising falls into this category. From television, to radio, internet banners, pop-ups, emails, billboards, and especially all of the social media we engage in… Continue Reading Do ads enhance your life?
Today, I experienced my own unintended blank screen day. For the first time in years, I spent 6 full hours without online access. Sure, I’ve spent 6 hours away from the Internet, but of my own choosing. Today, silence was thrust upon me by the California desert and a mobile broadband card that can’t connect in this… Continue Reading My own blank screen day
This week, for the first time, I experienced Facebook in much more than a “reconnect with your 8th grade crush” way. For the residents of La Canada Flintridge, facing the raging “Station Fire” with a dearth of TV news coverage (check LA Observed blog on that topic), Facebook became our lifeline to each other and to word… Continue Reading How Facebook Saved a Town
OMG! A California teen (barely, as she’s only 13) sent 14, 528 text messages in December. That’s 484 texts a day. One every two minutes, if you count hours for sleep. She created a 440-page phone bill, but mom and pop say they’re “lucky” she had an unlimited texting plan. Her punishment? No more texting after dinner.… Continue Reading whr r her parNts?
The future isn’t just coming fast — it’s already here, as this vid shows. Where is your business going next? Everybody is going somewhere (or they’re going nowhere).