Browsing All posts tagged under »social media«

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.

Avoid stony indifference: prime your audiences directly

October 13, 2018


A well-crafted message is only a message if people are ready to receive it and understand it.

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.

Genius is Dead! Long Live Liberal Democracy.

July 28, 2014


Like Nietzsche, I think a well-functioning liberal democracy is the nail in the coffin of genius. Unlike Nietzsche, however, I say good riddance.

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 […]