Category Archives: Technology

Siri gives Apple a controlling layer between you and Google and everything

Siri has the capacity to be Apple’s filter between you and the world much the way Google has been, listening to your requests and serving you with answers.

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?…

Next for iPad and tablets? Touch-back screen technology

Mitch Joel’s post on how touch is changing the game of how we interact with technology has got me thinking about the logical next step for touch interfaces: a surface that responds to our touch in ways we can feel. Somebody is bound to invent a screen that can touch us back. Fingertips’ thousands of…

Idea: Proxy Widget to Make Every blog and web site a force for freedom

What if every blog and web site could be a proxy server helping people with censored access to the internet to see everything? What if all you had to do was install a little swatch of code on your site and voila–you could help advance the cause of an open, uncensored internet? There are these…

Twitter at conferences is here to stay

In what may only be a sly little bit of linkbait, Joseph Jaffe calls for a ban on Twitter at conferences. It’s an issue that’s been bobbing around since the Great Keynote Meltdown at High Ed Web 2009 in October and danah boyd’s hard time at the Web 2.0 Expo last month. Jaffe complains that…

Shut up and listen: Social Media is not your new megaphone

You’ve heard social networking is the next big thing for businesses. It’s the future of communications, PR and marketing. If you don’t want to fall behind, experts say, you better get on Twitter, set up a Facebook fan page, create a YouTube channel. You gotta start pumping out updates, funny videos, and podcasts to get…

Redesign Guidelines for 2010

Now that I’m using this site more actively, it’s time for a redesign that can support the site’s expanding role as a hub for my work in marketing strategy, branding, and social media. My post about what screensize to design for helps to frame a lot of the points below. To make sure I get…