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Folkways Recordings Webmaster

Webmaster Tobby Dodds sat down with me to explain Folkways’ success. Folkways is a record company operated by the Smithsonian that has a huge collection of about 40,000 traditional Americana, spoken word, world music, and ethnographic recordings, and even the … Continue reading

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Whitney’s Assumption of Risks

Last week, on the television show, “30 Rock,” main character Tracy Jordan’s son opens up a restaurant. The rookie restaurateur assumes that customers would enjoy eating their meals while watching Japanese Godzilla monsters engage in deadly battle. He turns out to … Continue reading

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Un-Winged Migration (Zagat’s move to Mobil Application Business)

UN-WINGED MIGRATION: Zagat’s Second Try In a previous blog post, “The Internet is Dead,” I mention how the tendency nowadays was for the center of interactive media to move to a post-HTML environment. As far back as 1997, Wired Magazine … Continue reading

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The internet is Dead

 “THE INTERNET IS DEAD” (For Big Business, that is.) Such is the claim of a controversial article published by Wired Magazine last August. Almost two decades after Timothy Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web went live on December 1990, the reckoning is … Continue reading

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The Social Network: David vs. Goliath. Old school vs. No school. Past vs. Future.

The Social Network: Best illustration so far of displacement from tri dimensional social universe to one-dimensional plane that—paradoxically—allows construction of multi-layered self. David Fincher’s film is Hollywood at its best. Aaron Sorkin’s (The West Wing) brilliant script slides in different … Continue reading

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“Check-in” social media … hot, hot, hot!

Check-in sites are starting to pop-up like weeds! I recently just posted about Facebook getting in the game that Foursquare started. Now, Yelp? Yelp seems to be one of the original sites that really gave consumers a voice. They definitely … Continue reading

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Widgets make it easier to share content

In our last class, we discussed the important social media widgets to have displayed on most websites, and critiqued why some had them and others didn’t. At the very least we expected to see Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The website … Continue reading

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