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The rise and fall of social media: a swift and familiar tale

November 9, 2018


Social media, it now seems to me, was one more stage upon which we could strut and fret our way through this familiar tale.

Adventures in Vlogging: Educating Rita

September 18, 2017


I directed Educating Rita for the Ottawa Little Theatre. I made a number of short video updates ("vlogs") during the rehearsal process. You can watch them in this post.  

Choose My Adventure: A Straw Poll.

January 20, 2016


I ask this question because I'm wondering if I should be more focused in my writing. You know, pick a niche and own it.

A Short History of Social Media: Hope, Defeat, and the Faint Hope of Renewal.

January 11, 2016


With the benefit of hindsight, I now see that the early promise of social media was somewhat ephemeral.

A Tulip By Any Other Name: Facebook’s Market Capitalization Is A Symptom of What Ails Us.

December 22, 2015


The so-called rational market thinks Facebook is worth more than the complete refurbishment of an entire nation’s water and electricity infrastructure.

Monetizing Social Media: What Won’t Work

May 1, 2014


Imagine if advertising had been used to monetize the telephone. “Please listen to this short word from our sponsor before we complete your call.” “We will reconnect your call after this short message from our sponsor.” I doubt it would have worked. My hunch is that the advertising approach to monetization won’t work for social […]

Lost in Translation: That’s The Way to Say Goodbye.

December 17, 2012


I watched Lost in Translation again last night. It got me thinking about “goodbyes.” In the movie, a young woman and an older man develop an unlikely friendship/romance in an unlikely place — a hotel in Tokyo. The story culminates, when the characters confront the question, “For us, what is the appropriate way to say goodbye?” […]