Why I Think I Think Jess Spear is Wrong

No, the title isn't a typo. I think I think this. I need to do more research, but maybe someone can enlighten me. All over Wallingford, I see political lawn signs for candidate Jess Spear and her tagline of something like, "We Need Rent Control." I did a little research on her web site to learn more. Other than finding out she's a socialist who…

Soccer Supporters Groups Could Affect The 2022 World Cup – If They Cared Enough

Sports fans across the globe generally share a single problem - they really can't affect any change in the leagues or even their teams.  Seattle Mariners fans may universally despise management for 10 straight years without making the playoffs, but they don't have a way to remove the CEO. Some people may hate the way Roger Goodell runs his footbal…

Learning About Phoenix Jones, Super Hero

I'll admit, I didn't expect to like Phoenix Jones. I was excited to attend Sasha Pasulka's Tech Show on Feb 20, but Jones was not the person I came to see.  I figured at best he'd be kind of uninteresting.  At worst, a complete joker. I was pleasantly surprised. For example, I did not know that Jones actually wore the same body armor that our …

President Obama Hits Reddit

I've blasted the Obama 2012 team in the past for their relentless email spamming. So, I have to give credit to a little piece of brilliance that should go down in the campaign Hall of Fame. While the Republicans are rallying their base in a conference center in Tampa, President Obama was holding court in the virtual world, hosting an AMA on Red…

The Reach of a Tweet

So I work in social media.  I teach some social media.  I play around in some social media channels.  I own a blog with my own name as its url simply so I show up in Google searches.  Through all these years playing around in social media as a profession, I've never really made it a huge focus of my personal life.  Maybe I'll make a connection…

Occupy Seattle Described as a Poker Game

You won't see this analysis written anywhere else - this content comes from part of an email chain where a bunch of people were discussing the differences between the original Occupy Wall Street and the local spin-off versions such as Occupy LA and Occupy Seattle.  It all stemmed from an LA Times article that explained it would cost Los Angeles $2…

Guest Post: GoDaddy Domains Threatened Because of SOPA Support

Michael Neu posted this article on our company blog.  I think it's a good summary and am re-posting it here. >> Techcrunch posted an article today called “Cheezburger’s Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We’re Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewhere”. The story is in reference to GoDaddy’s support of SOPA the (Stop-Online-Piracy-A…

Incumbent Invisibility

I'm not a big fan of paper.  I don't like direct mail, flyers, and god forbid a company puts something on my windshield. So, as I walked to my front door the other day, I was startled to see the 3 - count 'em 3 - flyers placed at eye level, shoved into the crack of my front door.  Was it from another overzealous landscaper? Perhaps a loca…