Simple Gifts – the blessing of Thanksgiving.
Simple Gifts – the blessing of Thanksgiving.

Simple Gifts, the essence of giving thanks. ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be. Shaker Hymn by Joseph Brackett And it’s certainly permissible to hum the beautiful Aaron Copeland melody while you read those lines and the rest of […]

Americans know Net Neutrality
Americans know Net Neutrality

A pretty decent majority of Americans – 61 percent – understand the concept of Net Neutrality to mean, “equal treatment of digital content.” This according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and it’s Internet Project. The results of the survey on a wide range of Internet topics was published Nov. 25 and […]

Social commerce – ‘Tis the season
Social commerce – ‘Tis the season

Social commerce – that is actually selling (and buying) through the social channels – is quickly becoming (has become) the primary focus of social media. With Facebook and Twitter now offering “buy” buttons directly in the feeds – if still in a limited beta kind of way – and Google recently enhancing its ecommerce opportunities […]

GooglePlus branding; Google breakup; Google billboard
GooglePlus branding; Google breakup; Google billboard

GooglePlus branding, arguably among the best platforms for such an endeavor. The European Union – at least some members of its parliament – want to break up the search giant. The largest interactive billboard ever erected exists now in New York’s Times Square and it belongs to Google. Yes, all of the above. Break up […]

Digital Marketing and wasting your time
Digital Marketing and wasting your time

It really is quite easy to waste your time with digital marketing and loading up the social media channels. These are not broadcast media, not billboards, not newspapers. Social channels are meant to be interactive, avenues for back-and-forth engagement. (Hint: they are called, “social,” channels.) The opportunities for meeting new customers, clients and supporters along […]

A mobile (device) world – 90% by 2020
A mobile (device) world – 90% by 2020

Mobile devices will be used by 90 percent of the world’s population older than six by 2020. That’s means 6.1 billion people will be using mobile devices just over five years from now, according to a new Ericsson Mobility Report, compiled by the giant Swedish company which builds equipment, software and networks for mobile devices. […]

SEO, forget what you thought you knew
SEO, forget what you thought you knew

SEO is that wonderful little Internet magic which makes your website pop up nice and high in any search results. When someone searches for, say, “what happens if a velociraptor throws bananas on me,” your website, VelociraptorThrowsBananas.com,” pops right up at the top of the search results (called a SERP or Search Engine Results Page, […]

Wearables of beauty and function.
Wearables of beauty and function.

Wearables are, of course, are the hot electronic commodities du jour. And, heck, why not? They’re cool. Some are even useful. No matter if it’s Google Glass or any of the dozens (now) of smart watches or literally hundreds of other wearable technology products rolling out the concept is here to stay, to grow and […]

Google and you: BFFs
Google and you: BFFs

Google knows you well, maybe even better than your own mother. Well, at least Google thinks it knows you well. The search giant certainly knows a lot about what you do online. With Facebook last week explaining in simple terms how it tracks your every (or most) online moves, Google has been the doing the […]

Facebook privacy policy – now you get it.
Facebook privacy policy – now you get it.

Facebook privacy policy is now much easier to understand and now you can be more clear about how the social network giant tracks much of your activity. Facebook published Nov. 13 a simpler, graphically entertaining version of its privacy policy saying it wants to help you protect your privacy. Hey, it’s 70 percent shorter than […]