My 4-Point Plan for Social Media Domination

A family member left me a voicemail the other day saying he was interested in learning how to establish his “online presence” and asked if I could spare some time to help him get up to speed with social media. He’s starting up a new business, and his request was the latest in a string…

Finding Fresh Content to Share Before Your Competition Does

One of the most interesting tidbits in recent write-ups of Yahoo’s supposed plan to “sunset” Delicious was a sidebar on Marshall Kirkpatrick’s piece in ReadWriteWeb, which detailed a great way to use Delicious to find new content to share or write about before your competition does: How ReadWriteWeb Used Delicious For the past several years,…

Content Strategy is a Tool for Bringing the Web to Life

When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in museums. I could never understand why so many exhibits would break–and never get fixed. Do you remember how you would push a button hoping some audio-animatronic figure would come to life, talk and move its eyes and hands, but then nothing would happen?…

Spiral Jetty, near Corinne, Utah

Robert Smithson’s 1970 earthwork sculpture near Corrinne, Utah. Driving Directions.

Julius Popp

bit.fall is a waterfall of words collected from live news feeds. Created by the German artist, Julius Popp, as part of Drift 2010. Drift 10 : Julius Popp bit.fall from 3 Trousers on Vimeo.

The Largest Shopping Mall in the World is Almost Entirely Empty

PBS’s P.O.V. series presents Utopia Pt. 3, The World’s Largest Shopping Mall, a 13-minute film on the South China Mall in central Dongguan, a city of 6 million north of Hong Kong. More than twice the size of the Mall of America, the mall is like Las Vegas and Disneyland combined — except that it…

Closing the Loop in the Content Lifecycle [audio]

Rahel Bailie‘s insightful post today at Johnny Holland Magazine’s Content Strategy Week discusses how the process of publishing content has dramatically changed in the shift from print to digital. She writes about the content lifecycle, and in particular, how to “close the loop” so it works in the continuous publishing process of the multichannel, interactive…