Category Archives: Digital Media

Shopping Made Psychic: No-Content Marketing Marches on

Originally published at the Huffington Post:  A while back, I predicted the coming of no-content marketing: what comes next after the sheer volume of content drives its value below zero. That’s the point at which we start paying to avoid … Continue reading

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I Want a Desk Like a Super-Villain’s: Will Intelligent Agents Give Me One?

First published at the Huffington Post, 8/29/13. Every super-villain has a lair. And in every super-villain’s lair, there is a gorgeous companion, a weird sidekick, and… the desk. The sleek, perfectly uncluttered desk, from which our super-villain will rule the … Continue reading

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Why Meaning is the Future of Marketing — and How These 3 Companies Are Pointing the Way

Also published at the Huffington Post. Recently, I’ve been thinking about what comes after the current rage for content marketing. As I argue here and here, I think that over the long term, the over-abundance of content will lead to … Continue reading

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What No-content Marketing Will Look Like

Also published at the Huffington Post. Last time, I argued that while content marketing is still on the rise (e.g. see this Content Marketing Institute report), it will eventually become the victim of its own success. In a nutshell, I … Continue reading

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The power of content, by the author of Content Rules

In this short interview, CC CHapman gives a really good, clear and concise explanation of the importance of content and how it works on social networks. He emphasizes the power of storytelling, and notes the surprising (to some) hipness on … Continue reading

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Literacy now includes not just language, not just media, but code, too.

…as we’re reminded by CodeNow, featured at WhiteHouse.gov today: CodeNow focuses on developing the next pioneers in technology by teaching underserved youth foundational skills in computer science and programming with the objective of narrowing the current digital divide. The organization … Continue reading

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A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Eye Candy

via alistapart.com A great post on why attractive design is more useful, by UI consultant Stephen P. Anderson. Emotions are not just the waste heat of cognition, they’re essential to cognition. So attractive products are not just “more fun” to … Continue reading

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More Creativity in a Can: When Thomas Dolby Met the Rhinestone Cowboy

Microsoft Songsmith has been stuck in my mind lately like, well, a bad song (follow that link at your own risk). It’s got me reflecting about the long trend towards using music technology to increase productivity, but not creativity. And … Continue reading

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The Desert Mothers release “Nowhere Motel”

My new band The Desert Mothers has a new release, “Nowhere Motel”, which I’m really excited about – give it a listen.Dieselbe Farbe 10 und Bube gegen verschiedene Farben Bube und König – Wenn es keine Flush Straf-Karte gibt, dann … Continue reading

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Follow the Risk: Amateur Journalism & Democracy

Adapted from a reply on John Jarvis’ Buzz Machine blog: The Internet and cheap digital tools allow crowd-sourcing of news by amateurs, not just because the technology makes production and distribution fast, easy and cheap, but also because it diffuses … Continue reading

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