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24 Posts

November, 2009 Posts

Google Music: More Evil?
November 02, 2009
Questioning the implications of Google Music Search's priority for 'online retailers' over band websites.
Mileage Runs
November 05, 2009
A look into the world of mileage runs and what drives people to take them.
The Diversity of Sesame Street
November 06, 2009
An analysis of Sesame Street's role in modeling racial diversity and understanding.
The State of "Communication"
November 10, 2009
Online dialogue reduced to a blunt demand for attention.
Gender Tech
November 10, 2009
Exploring the possibility of a gender bias in new technology and communication.
Rushkoff on Newspapers
November 10, 2009
Rushkoff's perspective on newspapers in the digital age.
Rushkoff on Open Source
November 10, 2009
Rushkoff suggests open source efforts struggle with producing unique, original output.
Optimizing Buffets
November 10, 2009
Why Mad Men?
November 10, 2009
An analysis of the cultural fascination with the TV show Mad Men.
The Twitter Mission
November 11, 2009
Twitter's mission to help users discover relevant information quickly puts it in competition with Google's mission.
The Internet Is Subtly Changing X
November 11, 2009
Exploring the oversimplification of saying 'The Internet Is Killing X' and its impact on serendipity.
Corpse Spam
November 15, 2009
Spammers in World of Warcraft use dead bodies to spell out URLs for gold-selling websites.
Weekend Times
November 16, 2009
Interesting insights on cell phone pricing and Bloomberg's successful strategy in the media world.
Going for It
November 16, 2009
Analyzing the criticism of Bill Belichick's decision to go for it in a close game against the Colts.
Last Night's Check-ins
November 16, 2009
A review of Last Night's Check-ins, a new tool that emails Foursquare check-ins for annotation.
Palin as Postmodernist
November 23, 2009
Sarah Palin's media manipulation as a form of postmodern seduction.
November 23, 2009
Uncool is the new Cool
November 27, 2009
Exploring the concept of 'uncool' in today's interconnected world.
The Origin of Cliches
November 28, 2009
Interesting etymology of the term 'cliche' and its relation to frequently used sets of letters/words in moveable type.
The Impact of Space
November 29, 2009
The addition of spaces in written language facilitated silent reading and enabled the growth of medieval theology.
Uncomfortable Trends
November 29, 2009
Exploring the limitations and insights gained from Google Hot Trends and Twitter's Trending Topics.
Jocko Flocko, NASCAR Driver
November 29, 2009
Tim Flock, a NASCAR driver, raced with a monkey named Jocko Flocko for eight races as a publicity stunt.
The Viral Non-Strategy
November 29, 2009
Virality is not a given, but something that must be engineered and cannot be relied upon solely to drive the success of a product.
How to Hire
November 30, 2009
A simple and effective way to hire based on three key qualities.
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