Anna Lenzer, on assignment in Fiji for Mother Jones was detained by police, threatened with imprisonment and repeatedly asked to verify her identity despite having a mound of evidence on hand that clearly showed she’s an investigative journalist (are they that rare today, as to be totally unrecognizable?). Her piece for the magazine on Fiji […]
The banking industry is making your job and mine much harder to do. In order to move product and services (our job), people need money and/or access to money. Sadly, millions of Americans who once had access to money no longer do. According to Los Angeles Times, credit card companies slashed limits for an estimated […]
Have you noticed how the use of animation is on the rise? Maybe we need escapist dream world’s to soothe us today. Or maybe the technology is just to sweet to turn away from. Agency: Cole & Weber United/Seattle Directors: FX & Mat of Nexus Productions
The Marlin Co. in Springfield, MO is promoting Splenda to culinary students and pros by reminding them that some of this nation’s favorite historical figures had a hard time in the kitchen. For instance, Thomas Edison’s various baking failures (all fictional, of course) are now being chronicled on Twitter.
The writer Alain de Botton, author of essayistic books on love, travel, architecture and literature is a hard working and successful writer. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. His latest work, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, is, as the title hints, a book about the joys and perils of the modern workplace. […]
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is trying to restrict the use of social media by its core constituency–its fans. According to Michael Kruse of St. Petersburg Times: The SEC, one of college sports’ biggest, richest, most prominent conferences, earlier this month sent to its 12 schools an eye-opening new media policy. It places increasingly stringent limits […]
John Perry Barlow is on fire today. What you see above is just one in a series of challenging Tweets. What’s the former Grateful Dead lyricist and internet freedom fighter mad about? Lots. Twitter, blogs, pompous behavior from new media elite, etc. I encourage you to visit his Twitter page to see his output from […]