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Ngecha Artist Association Video

Ngecha Artist Association Video

About a month ago I edited together a video for the Ngecha Artist Association talking about their work in Kenya.  The video was taken by Erin Murphy on her digital still camera while she was working on her graduate studies in Kenya.  I think it’s a great example of how you can tell a great [...]

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Why the iPad won’t revolutionize the market.

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At this point most people are pretty tired of hearing about the iPad.  Those that love it keep raving about it, and those that are dissapointed just want people to stop talking about it.  However, I think it’s good to explore exactly why the iPad won’t revolutionize the computer market – and never really had [...]

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I Really Like Senator Claire McCaskill’s New Website.

I Really Like Senator Claire McCaskill’s New Website.

It looks like at least one U.S. Senator understands Gov 2.0. Senator Claire McCaskill just launched her new official  senate website, and I love it.  It’s modern, incorporates news and social media, and feels much more approachable than most government websites.  The first thing you see on the homepage is a featured story rotator and [...]

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Here Comes Another Bubble…

Another video that came out a while ago, but is worth watching again.  Whenever I take a step back from my work from YongoPal, I think of this video.  The economic crash seems to have curbed the web 2.0 bubble due to the pull-back of venture capital, but I wonder if it has fully burst [...]

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MacBook Wheel

I know this came out about a year ago, but it still never gets old to me.  Well done, The Onion.  Well done.

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My Worries About the New York Times Possible Paywall

My Worries About the New York Times Possible Paywall

Mashable reports that the New York Times might start charging for their web content.  I’m skeptical this model will actually work, since there are so many other options for news.  However, I also wonder what the impact of big news sources like the New York Times closing off their service will be for quality discussion [...]

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YongoPal has a Landing Page!

YongoPal has a Landing Page!

While we don’t quite have the scheduling app live yet (we plan to start our closed beta-testing in February), we have decided to replace the YongoPal blog with a landing page so we can begin to do some marketing in Korea.  Darien is heading over to Korea next week, so we need something a little [...]

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Social Media and NCAA Football

Social Media and NCAA Football

At this time each year, college football fans excitedly watch the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Citi BCS National Championship game, as well as many other corporate sponsored Bowl events.  During games viewers are bombarded with corporate sponsored half times, game breaks, and players of the game.  With all the money being [...]

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Will short content always be free?

Will short content always be free?

Image via Wikipedia In Bill Wasik’s talk about modern media, he claims shorter content will always be free.  In the talk, the content he was referring to was written content.  Longer content, such as e-books delivered via Amazon’s Kindle, are becoming more popular, even though you have to pay for them.  Short content, however, has [...]

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Video Snacking and Web Shows – Defining a show, and why it doesn’t really matter

Video Snacking and Web Shows – Defining a show, and why it doesn’t really matter

Image via Wikipedia In an article about the most watched show on the internet, Tod Sacerdoti from Video Insider defines a show as “any periodically produced branded content.”  I would expand on this, defining a show as “any periodically produced branded content containing related themes or plot lines.”  To me, the most important aspect of [...]

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