Too often when bands or TV shows have reached a certain pinnacle, they step back, take a look at what they’ve accomplished, and “mail-in” an episode or an album on the hopes that they’ll fill, I don’t know, minimum requirements for contracts, seasons, or just because they can. In television, it’s called the clip show – where they throw together highlights from previous episodes (my personal favorite, of course being the The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular, band it together with a narrow strip of storyline, and call it “new”. Just about every TV show of any real duration has done it, so that makes it ok, right?
The music equivalent, of course, is the “Best of…” or “Greatest Hits” album. ( Imagine my surprise to see that Wikipedia takes the time to clarify the difference between a “Best Of” album and a “Greatest Hits” one… hmm). The implication, of course, is that they’ve had some time to, you know, have actually made hits? (see the humorous breakout in the Wikipedia article about “The Best of Hilary Duff”… I kill me!)
So, in the spirit of the time (and because I haven’t finished my Web 2.0 Expo NY post yet) and still, giving people what they want (or at least think is above mediocre) I present to you the “Best of…. tagsmith.org”, a selection of posts to get to know this blog by. Hope you enjoy.
- Where were you when the world changed forever? – my 9/11 story
- Now I know why they call it Whole Wallet – about the long awaited opening of a supermarket in Long Island Ciy, Queens
- The battle for who could care less – about the ongoing battle to reclaim online vs offline life
- The Rise and Fall of the Phenix – a post about Phil Collins. Who knew?
- Dear Twitter… – I finally go tired of the no call, no write…
- …and the morning after – why Twitter and I will be BFF, and the art of Crisis Communications online
- This Things I Believe – about belief and social media
- Micro-hoo – ramblings about the early days of Yahoo, SEO and SEM