September 28, 2010

Storify: Make stories using social media

by David Spark

I’m at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco reporting for Yammer.

Almost a full year ago I wrote an analyst report entitled “Real-Time Search and Discovery of the Social Web” (get your copy of the 20-page PDF), and I argued that one of the failures of the value of the real-time web is the lack of editors monitoring the data and then republishing it in a digested form. Continue reading

August 30, 2010

What makes you a true geek?

by David Spark

Are these Gnomedex attendees geekier than you? Last week I attended the Gnomedex 10 conference in Seattle, and I asked speakers and attendees what makes them a true geek. This video is the result of that interview. This video was shot for Dice, “The career hub for tech” and a client of Spark Media Solutions. For more on Gnomedex, read … Continue reading

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August 25, 2010

How to crowdsource the production of a feature length film

by David Spark

What Hollywood has discovered is that people can be really passionate about stories and characters. Fans are so emphatic they just want more. Hollywood appeases them with additional content such as t-shirts, extras on a DVD, and maybe a podcast.

But what if the entire production is fully shut down, yet the fans want the story to continue? Continue reading

August 16, 2010

On KQED talking Google, Verizon & Net Neutrality

by David Spark

It’s amazing how upset people can get from a letter On Friday night I appeared on KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” discussing the open letter Google and Verizon cowrote to the FCC proposing new broadband requirements for mobile and some type of second Internet. The letter bent everyone out of shape and caused a flurry of response from traditional … Continue reading

March 4, 2010

RSA 2010: What responsibility do security bloggers have to the industry?

by David Spark

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, I interviewed Andrew Hay (@andrewsmhay), a security blogger and Information Security Analyst at the University Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Hay had keynoted the hipper side security conference known as Security B-Sides earlier this week. One of the issues Hay talked about at B-Sides was that security bloggers were becoming the voice of the security … Continue reading

March 1, 2010

RSA 2010: How to protect yourself from social networking malware

by David Spark

I‘m at the 2010 RSA Conference here in San Francisco this week reporting for Tripwire. Before the expo floor opened, I sneaked in (yes, seriously, at the security conference), and got a preview of Sophos’ presentation on protecting yourself from social networking malware. After his preparatory run through, I asked “media tart” (his words, not mine) Graham Cluley (@gcluley) if … Continue reading