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(Dee Luo) This must be as old a debate as any words invented to use in a debate. Technology versus human culture. Many 3rd world tribes have several feelings against media. The Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania prefer not to have their pictures taken because they think it will take their spirit away. The Armish as don't like it either but this is more directly to do with technology. From About.com: "The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be a temptation that could cause vanity, create inequality, or lead the Amish away from their close-knit community and, as such, are not encouraged or accepted in most orders. Most Amish cultivate their fields with horse-drawn machinery, live in houses without electricity, and get around in horse-drawn buggies. It is common for Amish communitie

Digital lifestyle snapshot survey

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Read this if: 1. you are a blogger, or micro-blogger, you use social media like Facebook, you Tube, Twitter, Posterous, Wordpress, or other Web 2.0 companies with overly cute names, 2. you found yourself at a dead end or limit within your blogging or media distribution software service, or 3. you know your business goal but can't find a way to reach it using the tools you have now. I would like your thoughts for an upcoming project that will adress as many of these issues as we can, empowering businesses of any size, from 1-person to hundred, take advantage of the real-time web, and give you a set of tools that make doing business easier, period. A. What do you wish your blogging platform, or service, did for you today? B. What's missing in terms or tools or features? C. Is social media working for you? Are you using it? Is it included in your blog or on your web site? D. What's the biggest challenge you face: marketing, community management, customer relationsh

Fred Davis hosts gadget night twice this year

Find out more here . Fred has been widely quoted in publications such as Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and the Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared on many radio and television programs, including NPR's "All Things Considered," "CBS Evening News," and "ABC News."

My company 24/7 on every device

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Earlier than projected, BNO News launched news wire service focused on "providing comprehensive breaking news coverage to news media companies around the world." Msnbc.com will be the first of the service's new clients. This is a telling step in the direction of what are critical media and newspaper organizations transforming themselves into a new type of news reporting. This is one that will ultimately be more accurate and comprehensive, but that will bring it's own challenges, yet the information dissemination, democratic involvement and the anticipatory services that will begin to surface will unwrap a significant communications shift, and subsequently, a multitude of world and cultural views and interaction changes. BNO and many others are helping build in this direction. You can follow them at @BreakingNews on Twitter and through their iPhone application (BNO Breaking News). The service puts together Twitter updates and headlines from other sources, "

Take a step back

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So many people are talking about real-time search and its integrity. Check out this chart from hthe AdMob Mobile Metrics Report (January 2009). AdMob serves ads for more than 6,000 mobile web sites and 400 applications around the world. Suggest a look at the larger picture. While personal brands have their place, the above graph shows some interesting data. What's that dip in Chinese traffic?