Last month I had the opportunity present at Frost and Sullivan GIL 2015: Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, Calif. “GIL” stands for “Growth, Innovation and Leadership,” and the event was marked by dynamic speakers and C-levels attendees bridging a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Remember WeFollow? Back in March 2009, Digg creator Kevin Rose unveiled his social influence startup as a side project that attracted a lot of attention. Along with a team that included site engineer Jeff Hodsdon, Rose launched WeFollow to rank the most influential users of Twitter across all topics, industries and imaginable categories. The site […]
Will we ever be rid of “-isms”? We make progress on classism, racism, sexism, homophobia-ism, and ableism, and yet seem to be getting nowhere when it comes to ageism. It’s ironic, because I believe this is the only -ism that is expressly called out in the Good Book. So now we have David Bray of […]
So just as I was posting a history lesson about the perils of sharecropping — both IRL and online — I came across two announcements by Twitter of relevance to this topic:
As a good Southern boy whose ancestors hailed from Mississippi and who spent much of my four years at the University of Virginia studying 19th-century Southern history, I know a thing or two about sharecropping. Sharecropping in the United States originated in Mississippi and became popular across the South after the Civil War, replacing the […]
These headlines are as meaningless as they are sensational. As our self-proclaimed social media scientists would surely be the first to tell us, unless there is a corresponding increase in overall offenses, it’s pretty much impossible to argue that social media is driving an increase in crime. And if it’s not, what is the point of […]
So this happened: The sister of one of the teacher victims of the Sandy Hook massacre is a Reddit user, so she decided to post a picture of her sister’s empty chair at the Christmas dinner table as a tribute to her. She posted the snap using the Reddit account the two women shared. Under […]