Tag Archives: Digital Media

Do social networks care about your privacy?

Following my post yesterday on Twitter having to think carefully about privacy, a friend pointed me to a study that shows how social networks leak deep personal information, allowing third parties to combine what you do with who you are. … Continue reading

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At D7

I’m in Carsbad for the D7 conference. Shoot me a note / DM (@simeons) if you are close by. Event is shaping up nicely. Carol Bartz is on stage now fencing politely with Kara. Last night I had a good … Continue reading

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Plinky Launches Content Encouragement Platform

Plinky is out of stealth. Check it out. Use it. Live it. Love it. Or not. But either way, send us feedback. It felt strange to be on the opposite coast from the team as they were going through the … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Smarter About Privacy

I don’t know what it would take for history not to repeat itself. The story goes something like this… Company X figures out a cool new way to collect and analyze lots of data for the purposes of better ad … Continue reading

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Three Generations of SEO (Part II)

This is part II in a series of posts on SEO-driven businesses. Part I is here. I see three generations of SEO optimization in the wild that build upon each other. Below are their distinguishing characteristics. SEO 1.0: human-driven SEO. … Continue reading

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Building an SEO-Driven Business (Part I)

I’m no SEO guru but over the past couple of years I’ve talked to enough entrepreneurs who are leveraging SEO to develop a perspective on the impact of making SEO a big part of a startup’s future. I plan on … Continue reading

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Measuring Conversational Media

Many panels at the conferences I go to end up being drab affairs with softball questions, way too much agreement and way too little insight. Which why I was pleasantly surprised by the Measuring Conversational Media panel at the conversational … Continue reading

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Amazon Funds AWS Darling Animoto

My friend Stevie Clifton, CTO at Animoto, pinged me early this morning with the news that Amazon has funded his company. This comes on the heels of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos using Animoto as a great example of how to leverage … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: You May Need It If You Go Viral On Facebook

I organized a panel on cloud computing at the Nantucket Conference last weekend. One of the panelists was Stevie Clifton, founder/CTO of Animoto. He shared a story about Animoto’s experience with Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud and going viral on Facebook … Continue reading

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Consumer-Selected Sponsorship

Sponsorships are growing as an advertising concept and the most interesting sub-segment is the one where consumers select the sponsors they want to be associated with. One of our companies, AWS Convergence Technologies (the folks behind WeatherBug) was a pioneer … Continue reading

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