The ‘Empire Avenue’ Strikes Back

On February, 24, 2012, I decided to take another social networking site for a test drive. This is a 48-hour play-by-play account of Empire Avenue because sometimes, you just never know what you’ll learn when you try something new for the first time. For example, had I never tried beer as a 17 year-old, I…

Friday Fun: Bendable Screens

Bendable screens. You think I’m kidding? NanoLumens now produces a product called ‘NanoFlex Wrap‘. Think of a monitor or screen that can contort, bend or conform across a surface area that isn’t flat. I thought of some fun uses for it in the office and home: Shower curtains Herman Miller Aeron chairs Toasters Waste paper bins…

Social Media is not Social Learning

There, I said it. Social media is not social learning. Let’s start our analysis with a few definitions first. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. It is the shift from a broadcast mechanism, one-to-many, to a many-to-many model, rooted…

Whose Your Brian Reid?

Being an interlocutor doesn’t take much. Being present in someone’s life despite geographical distance is as easy as you mentally make it. Let me introduce you to Brian Reid. (@number1brian) In the winter of 1997, Denise and I made the decision to move to Ottawa, Ontario. Our car was packed by June as we headed…

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