Tag Archives | Social Media

Miley Cyrus and The Tyranny of the Mundane

“The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.”  ― Michel de Montaigne Tom often talks about how social media is just a digital extension of our existing behaviors. That got me thinking about the Miley Cyrus kerfuffle today and whether the fact that her record-breaking Video Music Awards performance is […]

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The Kardashian Unit of Measurement

We’re fascinated with celebrities. It’s arguable that we always have been and with the ability to share our fascination and attention with all the other obsessives out there the focus becomes more intense, yet more distributed. Our celebrity psychosis is viral. What’s particularly (peculiarly?) interesting now though is our ability to measure that psychosis. We […]

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Thank You Facebook Song

Wow, where to begin? Um, this is a music video thanking Facebook, for…um…being Facebook? Dedicated on the day of the social network’s IPO, this song and video have to be heard and seen to be believed. “We Are the World” it ain’t. Learn more on their dedicated Facebook page, natch.

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Ignore Hitler!

We all know how hard it is to not think about something after that something has been mentioned. Think: Pink Elephants. Now, don’t think about Pink Elephants! Impossible, isn’t it? Now imagine being told not to think about the most notorious, evil, iconic figure of the 20th Century…as part of a game. It’s twisted, it’s […]

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Keeping It Simple Can Be Stupid

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: life is complicated. That becomes all the more true when trying to boil down complex issues into simple, easily communicated and shared messages. Yet, that’s exactly what’s required of good marketing, a point made all the more sharp by the rise of “memes.” Enter: Kony 2012 The last few […]

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Patronize Me, Please!

Everyone’s talking about Kickstarter, the online micro-funding service that last week announced that it was on track to disburse more than $150 million to artists this year—that’s at least $4 million more than the National Endowment for the Arts annual budget! It brings me back to a discussion the Glorious Noise crew had at the […]

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How To Win Friends…and a GRAMMY Award

There’s an interesting conversation going on over at one of my favorite music communities and both the topic and the related location are near and dear to my heart. A couple of years ago I helped develop the digital and content strategies for an online community called GRAMMY365 that would serve the members of the […]

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