On Saturday, my wife and I went to see Guster live at New York City’s Beacon Theater. Long a musical influence in our lives, and a band we’ve been a bunch of times live, the performance seemed to mark a somewhat symbolic moment in my recent life. At the concession stand before the show started, […]
On August 1, 1910, the then new Penn Station was completed, starting its path to becoming an iconic piece of New York history, and for a time, the primary way for New Yorkers to make their way out into the rest of America and back home again. In fact, in 1945, 100 million passengers passed […]
In the winter of 2003, I was working as a contract Associate Producer at Scholastic, doing UX/UI and product development on a new learning management system that would change the world for classrooms around the world when it was was released…. on CD-ROM. I had taken the job just to keep busy after my dot-com […]
How a simple gesture can help to bring life to a dark situation.
Today is my last day at Samsung after about two years, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to best summarize the experience. Result: It’s pretty much impossible. Indeed, to work at Samsung is to experience every possible emotion – often at the same moment. I have cherished the opportunity to […]
They announced a lot of interesting stuff at F8 2016. Interesting, exciting stuff. I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to get into the details on that from Facebook’s F8 Day 1 post. But after a day I spent focused primarily on the “Media” track of the conference, it’s now pretty obvious to me that there […]
Author’s note: 20×2 is sort of like The Moth in 2 minutes. It’s an opportunity for an eclectic mix of people to answer a question in 2 minutes, using whatever medium they like. I chose to tell a story about a night that shaped me, and still shapes me today. The full text (with some […]
Recently, someone asked me for some advice on how to grow audience on social media. Here’s what I told them.
Excited to share that my role at About.com is changing a bit to include more of the things I love doing most, talking to smart people about social media technology and building great partnerships! So with that, my title is evolving too! My new title is VP of Social Media and Platform Partnerships, and I will […]
The end of summer brings longer nights, cooler temperatures, and a return to conference season! This year, I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to share some stories with social media and digital marketers around America in September and October! Here’s where I will be: SocialFresh Conference – September 23-25, Tampa, FL On September 23 […]