An Open Letter to Ajit Pai

Mr. Pai, If you believe - truly believe - that corporations have the public's best interest in their hearts, why do you work for the government? Why is there a government at all?   You know the answer to this question. Your position as the Chairman of the FCC is to protect the public against … Continue reading An Open Letter to Ajit Pai

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Being a Brand Content Manager: Frequently Asked Questions

brand content management frequently asked questions

Job titles in digital tend to evolve just as fast as the platforms they rely upon. A few years ago it was all about Community Managers. They were seen as the key missing piece in building an audience around a brand or product. They were - and still are, of course - hybrid marketing and … Continue reading Being a Brand Content Manager: Frequently Asked Questions

Facebook and Google Political Ads Should Be Regulated Like All Other Types of Political Advertising

A battle is building. In this case it's Goliath vs. Goliath. The United States government is demanding that Facebook and Google reveal the identities of all people and organizations that bought political ads during the 2016 election in an effort to tease out just who acted on behalf of the Kremlin in Russia's attempt to … Continue reading Facebook and Google Political Ads Should Be Regulated Like All Other Types of Political Advertising

Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia

In today's environment of echo chambers, fake news, and confirmation bias, we seem to be heading down a path to voluntary ignorance. Where the end of that path leads, no one knows. However, we know enough to say that that place resembles hell more than heaven. The original promise of the Internet was to unite … Continue reading Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia

Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?

I can remember it clearly, probably because it was repeated so many times. "Tony, stop watching TV and go outside and play." I would look up in a zombie gaze and squint my eyes at the bright light coming through the window. I would reluctantly click off the TV. Open the door. Go outside. Our … Continue reading Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?