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Thoughts on #Ubergate

The media is up in arms over Uber because they threatened to dig up dirt on the personal lives of people in the media who don’t write nice things about them. They aren’t taking it lying down, either. They are deleting the app everyone! I repeat: THEY ARE DELETING THE APP. That’s as severe as […]

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This Surprising 20 Second Video Explains the Decline of Journalism

Sorry, you were tricked. There is no video. But before you go, you should realize that when you click on stories with this kind of title, you’re always being tricked. When people talk about consumption in the US, they often talk about the mindless stuff we buy. The biggest offender in these critic’s minds are […]

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No, I Don’t Care if Yahoo Lets Their Employees Work From Home or Not

The biggest HR story of the week has attracted so much attention, it is now completely impossible to avoid. Yahoo decided late last week that it would stop allowing its employees to work from home. Everyone freaked out. Why? The trend has been to allow more flexibility, not less Some employees were promised this perk […]

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Undoing The Social Media Revolution

It was cold. We had just left a lovely seafood dinner overlooking Elliot Bay in Seattle and the wind picked up. I put my wife’s jacket on her and I stepped out from underneath the building overhang. “Hey, it stopped raining!” It was good news for a December night. I grabbed her hand and we […]

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It Is Time To Shake Up Tech Journalism

Tom Foremski takes a brilliant stab at the tech media in this piece from last week. To quote: Tech journalism has become tedious product journalism where printing the spec sheets for mass produced consumer products is celebrated as a great story and where there appears to be little understanding of bigger picture stories about how […]

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Discovery vs. Affirmation? What Are You Looking For?

It happens to the best of us. I saw this while on a call and posted it to Facebook in three seconds with a “Who thought this was a good idea?” remark. About five minutes later, I realized my mistake. It was a spoof. It was an error of affirmation. I assumed it was real […]