June 28, 2012

Your social media plan needs to shut up and start listening

by Chris Abraham

I know you. You’re spending all of your social media marketing budget on promoting your brand, products, and services; that’s fine except you’ve either forgotten — or never knew — that social media is a two-way street. It is. And, something you also didn’t know: social media is two-thirds defense and monitoring — listening — and only one-third promotion and … Continue reading

July 6, 2011

What kind of Web 3.0 world should we make?

by Christopher Rollyson

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley insider, provides rich insight into technology trends, markets and building companies. Christopher Rollyson attended his presentation at SxSW and provided a substantial rundown. A main snippet? Web 3.0 would “arrive sooner and be stranger than we think.” Continue reading

December 6, 2009

The Traveling Geeks land at Le Web

by David Spark

Go to dinner with the geeks and you’ll get lots of photos taken Let me set the scene for you. More than a dozen geeks have traveled to Paris for a weeklong tech odyssey culminating with coverage from France’s premier Web 2.0 conference, Le Web. I’m having a hard time trying to determine what the difference is between “Le Web” … Continue reading

September 18, 2009

AP News Registry aims at most flagrant infringers

by JD Lasica

More details about Associated Press’s move to protect its content unveiled at Seattle summit I left the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association Summit of newspaper publishers and ad managers yesterday just as two executives from the Associated Press were winding up their presentation on the new AP News Registry. The new initiative, announced in July, contains two key components: • All … Continue reading

February 27, 2009

Toward a Facebook bill of rights

by JD Lasica

After last week’s user rebellion that upended Facebook’s attempt to change its terms of service to grant itself a perpetual license to all photos, videos and copyrighted material posted by its members — somehow, Terms of Use Rebellion doesn’t have the same historical ring as Whiskey Rebellion — the company is angling to turn the incident into a net positive … Continue reading

December 19, 2008

At Creative Commons’ 6th birthday

by JD Lasica

Just back from Creative Commons‘ sixth birthday party at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. (I think I’ve been to most of CC’s birthday bashes. Here’s my coverage from last year.) Creative Commons — I think of it as a service that lets you fine-tune your copyright (haven’t seen a more succinct definition anywhere) — is on firm financial footing … Continue reading

Category: Digital rights & copyright