Several thousand eons ago I posted about advertising becoming a form of self-expression. (It was actually in 2007 but eons sounds so much more dramatic.) The premise is that with the rise of Gen Y and their love for brands, that people would begin to display “unpaid” ads on their sites to show their support …

I’ve been singing the praises of usability for many years and with the rise of the touchweb (mobile Internet on smartphones), usability is going to become even more important. For those that don’t know, usability is exactly what it sounds like; can the majority of users, regardless of their level sophistication, use your website/app to …

Link to ITEC 4700: Class 19 & 20 – Final Presentations

The video mashup above sums up the final presentations of the quarter; an awesome mixture of  just about everything we covered in class! One group was tasked with developing a Web 2.0 business model while another group had to outline an up and coming Web 2.0 technology.  The last group presented the cultural implications of …

This is a ENORMOUS post. If I weren’t summarizing a presentation I gave last night, I would have broken it into a small miniseries with many guest stars including Betty White. So make sure you go to the bathroom before you start. Last night I got the chance to speak to a class at DU …

Gary Flake of Microsoft’s Live Labs, demos amazing data manipulation tool called Pivot. Yep. You guessed it. You have to install Silverlight to use Pivot. (Ugh!) Watching this makes me think of Apple for some reason . . . Cool to think about this and Web 3.0; the Internet of things. Enjoy (yet another) video!

Link to Consumer intent through tweets & status updates (video)

Scott Hoffman of Cliqology talks about consumer intent at the Webtrends Engage conference in New Orleans. He used bit.ly to help him determine the trends. The amazing thing is that this does not count tweets and “status updates” (great branding by Facebook!) that don’t use URL shorteners. I’d like to like to know that stat …

It’s been a couple months since I posted about one of my new favorite companies (even though their skiers), Icelantic. The person responsible for their social strategy is currently in the class I’m teaching and he’s done an amazing job organizing their social effort. I wanted to take some time and explore additional things Icelantic …

Last night we reviewed the concept of Web 3.0. It’s the end of the quarter so I let some videos do the talking. Before we watched the videos below I had the students fill out the course evaluation online. This is an interesting feeling. You feel like your future is in their hands as much …

Several days ago I walking with a friend towards the intersection of Yosemite and Mineral. We’re talking about something random when we heard the sounds of screeching brakes, followed by the obligatory metal on metal explosion. Someone was turning through the intersection on a red light while someone had gunned it trying to make the …