Online Advertising and the Mobile Revolution

As I’ve focused the past few years on marketing, I have no issue with web ads. Currently, they’re the way many web personalities and other sites pay their bills. Family feeding is a fun, fantastic feeling. However, web designers need to build advertising around mobile. Too often advertising either destroys the user experience, or critically Read More …

Friendship in the Digital Age

Lately I’ve pondered “connection”. With several hundred Facebook friends, LinkedIn connection, over a thousand Twitter followers….maintaining connection starts to feel easy. Too easy. I’m noticing that I interact with a smallish group of the same people on those different channels. These are dear friends, but not  even close to the larger group of people I Read More …

Life, Death and Social Media

Yesterday had one of the surrealer moments in my life. A friend from childhood has been ailing at Stevens hospital (properly, it’s now Swedish Edmonds), and was given a few days/weeks to live. So, last night he posted on Facebook that he had just hours to live and that this was his last post. With Read More …

Fixing Youtube “Embedding disabled by request”

So, one of my team’s videos was showing this error: “embedding disabled by request”. I have no idea how that setting got changed, as I simply uploaded it and then tried to embed it into our website. As you’d expect, this was obnoxious. Finding the solution was a bit annoying, too, as the most recent Read More …

The Ever Changing World Of Social Media

Was just reading this piece over at Business Insider: Teens are ditching Instagram for Snapchat at a stunning rate. Well, this reinforces one of my underlying assumptions: that what we’ve currently labeled “social media” is a highly unstable sector. So, we see that Twitter is falling in relevance; that’s been prognosticated about forever. And the Read More …

Dune’s Litany Against Fear

A blogging friend posted this a little while ago (Say hello to Cafe Book Bean). I’ve loved the Dune books and have always found this to be a fantastic mediation. I’m often prone to anxiety and fear-based paralysis. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I Read More …

Today’s random thoughts

Lately I’ve been realizing something about myself: I don’t have these grand aspirations towards power in regards to my career. Confrontation is gloriously unpleasant. I love working in an admin role. That’s what I’ve defaulted each time I’ve been laid off. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I have tried a few things, but they Read More …