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The importance of an archive?

With the speed of social media, is there much of a need for an archive? To get eyeballs, it’s all about getting people to tweet, pin, tumbl, stumble your work in matter of a day or even just in hours. You can’t even access your tweets older than a year. Which is kinda funny, cuz […]

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Where are your friends?

Where are your friends? Check foursquare. Check facebook places. Check for location-based tweets. Check instagram. Yipes! That’s a lot of places to check! Banjo the new iPhone app automatically checks all those services and notifies you when a friend is nearby. Pretty neat. It’s like banjo takes all the location-based services and syndicates that information […]

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Two things social media must do in the next two years

With all the overload that people have now, we are going to find that other services need to do two things: 1) Pick the best Force people who upload many items to pick the best item out of the many items they post. An example is flickr. Most people don’t want to have to scroll […]

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How to be collaborative on Pinterest

Things are more fun when you do it with a group. Over on my art blog, I cover 8 ideas for using collaborative boards on Pinterest. Here’s a teaser with one of the ideas: start a love board with your girlfriend.

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3 keys to doing something with what we consume

We consume 3x as much information as we did in the 60s. I’ve been thinking lately how much I input versus how much do I output. I take in lots of information, but what do I do with that information. There are three keys. 1) Production We read and watch a lot, but we do […]

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Is Google replacing our brains?

Mashable had a fun infographic that talks about how Google is replacing our brains. I would argue that Google is replacing our parts of our memory, not our brains. We can still think about things, we just don’t always have to remember what those things are. Google enables us to be curious about more things. […]

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What if Yahoo bought Instagram instead of Facebook?

People, just be glad that Yahoo didn’t buy Instagram. Yahoo purchased Flickr 7 years ago for $35 million dollars. Yahoo hasn’t done anything much with Flickr. Although it would be interesting to see what would happen if Instagram and Flickr merged together. But Yahoo right now wouldn’t be the company to do it. Yahoo doesn’t […]

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Instagram needs user lists

As Instagram grows bigger and bigger with the inclusion of Android phones, people need better ways to manage their friends they follow. The solution? Instagram needs lists or groups. Right now I follow 100 people. I can handle the photo feed of 100 people pretty well–mostly because everyone posts just one photo at a time. […]

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Is Instagram getting too big?

Instagram, the wildly popular photo app on iPhones, just released an Android version. I’m kinda curious how this larger audience will affect my usage of Instagram. One of the things I liked about Instagram was that is a nice small stream of photos. If more and more people join, I’m concerned that there will be […]