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Crowdsourcing tips and ideas for digital diplomacy

Let’s create a collaborative ecosystem for diplomacy


10 things only Bristolians visiting London will understand


Inspired by the UsVsTh3m post :)

  1. You thought your accent was barely noticeable, but to people in London…

The myth of the brainstorming session

Why you can’t schedule creativity


Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with…


Why I Stopped Being a Grammar Snob

(And why you probably should, too)


I used to be a proud grammar snob. I secretly reveled in my schadenfreude when people muddled…


How Does The Syrian Civil War End?

Not for a long time, and not through political pressure alone


The Syrian regime is under the world’s glare, and it’s…


An open letter to Social Media 

Social media strategy is nearing its standardization as a skill-set. Without reinvention, I believe the role of the social strategist…


Facebook Premium

Now that I use Facebook more regularly, I started having some ideas for the service—here’s one.


Government Builds Free Cloud-Based Backup for an Ungrateful Nation

Bewildered Administration Fights “Senseless” Outrage


Why Yesterday’s Military Coup was Good for the Future of Democracy in Egypt 


There is plenty of joy on the streets of Cairo today, but doom and gloom pronouncements are coming from a substantial number of Egypt watchers in the West. While their hesitancy to cheer a military coup is understandable, it is ultimately misplaced. Critics of the coup fail to recognize the legitimate…


Star Trek and the shiny, boring future

Futurism is dead in cinema, and tech companies can’t save it


Walking out of the new Star Trek, a friend of mine told me he wished the movie made an effort to show off what the future of today could look like, rather than the future of the ‘70s. I stopped for a second and realized that when you take out all the space…


Vine™ has a wall to climb

A framework for online photo sharing


Successful video sharing has been something of a unicorn – mostly because unsuccessful video sharing…


There soon will be no “offline”

In the near future, even Luddites will be tracked and all their actions quantified. The only option is to create defensive laws and…


3 Social Media Marketing Lessons from Turkey’s Protests


Back in 2011, we've noticed for the first time the huge impact of Social Media in the overthrow process of a country's…


Ignore the news

Why I gave up listening to mainstream news so I could concentrate on things that matter


Brazilian view on FIFA World Cup 2014

How things can go miserably wrong


On October 30, 2007, Brazil was officially announced as host nation for FIFA World Cup…


PhD or No PhD?

The question I’m finally learning to answer


People ask me all the time. I usually tell them the following:

  1. It really depends on what you want to do in the future. If you want to be a professor, get a PhD; otherwise, don’t.
  2. It is a very important decision because you will invest five-to-seven of the best years of…

Teens aren’t abandoning “social.” They’re just using the word correctly. 


Advertisers are perplexed and a little angst-y.

I know this, because I work in advertising. Wait. Don’t stop reading because I admitted that. This isn’t about advertising. It just happens to start there.

“Teens Are Leaving Social Media in Droves Oh My God We’re…


Attaching Passion to Work is Like Attaching Feelings to Sex


Quoting Bret Easton Ellis on Twitter:

One of the biggest shocks in my life was when a friend…

One year later …

Throwing caution to the wind and building a dream.


Last year Brian Herbert, Brandon Rosage and I met up in California and on a whim asked…


Why I chose Medium


Last night, a friend asked:

Why use and promote medium? I personally don’t want my creative output paying for Ev’s sports car.

On experience


The first time I heard ‘experience’ used in earnest as a marketing term was during a trip to Microsoft’s Redmond HQ in 2008 for the videogame magazine I worked on, Edge. Very much in earnest, in fact – I was there to see New Xbox Experience, which is what Microsoft was calling its new Xbox 360 dashboard design.


Lessons on Life from Death


In the last six months, two people close to me died under seemingly improbable circumstances. They were literally close, in proximity; I actually didn’t know them…

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