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So this week I posted a YouTube video of Nappy Roots on my facebook profile and got immediate rave reviews from my college age nephew. And I started to wonder if he thinks I’m actually cool. Here’s the thing: I’m really a fraud at being cool. I use the Internet as a “cool engine” that… Continue Reading As coolness expands, content companies tremble

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The slippery slope of newspaper paywalls

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In case you haven’t heard, The New York Times launched its paywall system on March 28, 2011. Their paywall is an attempt to monetize the content generated by the news professionals at the Times, and “save the newspaper industry.” Speaking as a Web enthusiast, I’m going to predict that this will be a bumpy road… Continue Reading The slippery slope of newspaper paywalls

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The other day I was stuck in traffic on the way to a meeting, and the delivery van in front of me made me burst out laughing. On the back of the van was the “F” icon for Facebook, the “T” icon for Twitter below their phone number. I think their graphic designer was confused… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Avoid using social media icons for print marketing

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So I was sending out rapid-fire emails yesterday morning like I do every day, and after a few hours I started to wonder why no one was writing back. To my horror, I realized that I was sending out all of my work emails under my aunt’s email account instead of my business email address.… Continue Reading Surrender your identity in one step with Google passwords

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Did you know that I can tell the following about the people who have viewed my ads online: Whether or not they are taking nonpresription drugs Whether they listen to Pink Floyd or Taio Cruz How much household debt they’re carrying (and conversely how much disposable income they have) What brand of car they own,… Continue Reading A rant about consumer privacy and online advertising

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BALTIMORE, MD — It’s a hypothetical scenario, of course, that you’d find yourself standing by the side of the highway frantically updating your Facebook status to see if your friends happen to be driving down the same highway and will stop to help you. Wouldn’t it give you a heart attack if one of your… Continue Reading 500 Facebook friends won’t help you fix your flat tire

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We all say the name Google with hushed reverence for its business model and aggressive ownership of the ability to slice and dice the Internet. Since its rise, we’ve all sort of hoped for another megalopoly, and while some have reached superstar status (Facebook) and others have pretended to be (Twitter), there’s one tech company… Continue Reading WordPress is opening up some new high-tech worlds

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Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Think way back to 2006 with me, the dark ages before the iPhone and social media. Remember when a phone was just a phone, and a computer was a computer, and so on? Fast-forward to today, where users can customize the interface for any device or website… Continue Reading Continue to customize, but be aware of security needs

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I know the big, sexy TVs out there are hard to resist, especially now that the manufacturers are talking about “The NFL Live in 3D in your living room.” But I’m going to try to save you a lot of cash (although I suspect you’ll go and buy a new TV anyway). The television itself,… Continue Reading The television moves from dumb box to smart console

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Five Springs firms make D&T ‘Fast 50’ list

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Deloitte & Touche ranked Intelligent Software Solutions third on its Fast-50 – the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Colorado – list. The rankings are based on the percentage of revenue growth between 2000 and 2004. Fast-50 companies must have had operating revenue of at least $50,000 in 2000 and $1 million in 2004. Those who… Continue Reading Five Springs firms make D&T ‘Fast 50’ list

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