March 26, 2015
by Dave McClintock
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The New Republic Editorial Shake-Up: The Long/Short, Old/New Media Debate

Two recent Charlie Rose interviews – see below: One with Leon Wieseltier, long-time New Republic editor who resigned in protest last fall, and one with Chris Hughes, the Facebook cofounder and young grandaddy of online political organizing (Obama ’08) who … Continue reading

December 14, 2013
by Dave McClintock
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Duolingo.com: Learn a Language, Translate the Web, for Free

In this TED video, Luis von Ahn of Carnegie Mellon introduces Duolingo.com, a free online language tutorial site that (in the background) uses your quiz answers to help translate the web. Massive online collaboration. Along the way, von Ahn explains reCAPTCHA … Continue reading

August 18, 2012
by Dave McClintock
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John Battelle’s “Musings on ‘Streams’ and the Future of Magazines”

John Battelle muses on the shift from page-based content (magazines, blogs, and similarly grouped content) to streams of aggregated content. What’s lost is that experience of consuming one publisher’s meal – instead, we stream a mishmash of snacks. That “page-based … Continue reading

October 28, 2009
by Dave McClintock
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Authors: See Gary Crush It!

From my perspective, Gary Vaynerchuk—the boy from Belarus who grew his family’s liquor store in New Jersey into a multimillion-dollar business, and who is now teaching others to use customer service (especially via social media) to grow their businesses—has set … Continue reading

June 2, 2009
by Dave McClintock
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E-book Matrix in Progress

Whether or not you want to read, write, or publish an e-book, the medium will become more and more important.  We all should watch for ways to distribute information (internally and externally) with e-books. Inspired by a question on LinkedIn … Continue reading