September 10, 2010

How Mother Jones is embracing social media

by JD Lasica

Mother Jones’ move into social media from JD Lasica on Vimeo.   A chat with publisher Steve Katz about adapting to the mediasphere’s new realities ‘If you know Mother Jones, you probably think of us as primarily a print magazine,” says publisher Steve Katz. “That’s not really true anymore.” For the past year, I’ve been working with Jon Funabiki of … Continue reading

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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

July 5, 2010

Why do people still download & install applications?

by David Spark

Socialmedia.biz’s David Spark talks about why people still download and install applications, plus what makes applications successful. Continue reading

May 4, 2010

OpenCalais: Serving up context on the fly

by JD Lasica

Why sharing your content is a smart business move You may have heard about the threat by online publishers to cordon off their sites’ content and put a No Trespassing sign on their lawns to ward off crawls and indexing by the search engine. That chest-thumping strategy is a dead end.* Consider the exact opposite of that strategy: Sharing your … Continue reading

April 27, 2010

Paths to the new journalism

by JD Lasica

Paths to the new journalism View more presentations from JD Lasica. The future of journalism will be more social & entrepreneurial With the business models of traditional news media in free fall, it’s a precarious time for journalism. Earlier this month I did an hourlong video chat with a class of journalism students at the USC Annenberg School and told … Continue reading

February 1, 2010

Is it still pompous to announce, ‘I don’t have a TV’?

by David Spark

We’ve all had this moment. You want to talk to a friend about some great TV program you just saw. Instead of engaging or heeding your recommendation they simply announce, “I don’t have a TV.” We all know where that conversation leads. Either they’re considerate and just let it go. But more often they tell you with a wave of … Continue reading