Curating a Digital Life

Many times when I speak at conferences I talk about how each of us is now two people. There is first, the analog version of our self and now, with increasing emphasis and importance, our digital self that is leading more and more of an independent life without us. The Analog Self Every one of […]

Using Social Media Effectively: Gaining Visibility In a Crowded Marketplace

Social media is a big part of most people’s lives, and has steadily increased in importance to businesses as well.  There are two main uses for professional social media use: to inform others through engaging with them, and to learn from others.  This will be the first of a two-part series on effectively using social […]

Instagram Video, The New Vine?

Instagram, the popular photo sharing application which was recently acquired by Facebook, has released a new software update that enables the recording and sharing of 15 second long videos. This is great news for Android users like me because, unlike Twitter’s Vine application, Instagram video is available on Android and not just Apple devices. So […]

AT&T will make LTE work with Small Cells, North American Data Usage up 120% and more

Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. AT&T’s LTE investments will go big by using small cells – AT&T will be spending $14B to update their wireless and wired networks this year. Part of that investment will have to go into increasing their LTE footprint. In the nextgen network, they are seriously […]

Several Perspectives on Facebook's Strategy

Facebook’s recent disappointing IPO has triggered a torrent of quasi-biblical prophets of doom. Michael Wolff  has scribbled the most apocalyptic message on Belshazzar’s Facebook wall. Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin, Zuckerberg? The daily and stubborn reality for everybody building businesses on the strength of Web advertising is that the value of digital ads decreases every quarter, […]

The Future of Mobile (from FOSE 2012)

One of the sessions I attended at FOSE 2012 was titled: “What the Research Shows: The Future of Mobile.” It featured two researchers, Dr. David Metcalf of the University of Central Florida, and Aaron Smith, of the Pew Internet and American Life Project. These gentlemen focus on researching how and why we use the internet, […]