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Innovation 2.0: Do you have a strategy?
BusinessWeek reports on the “State of Innovation”, and includes discussion of two different new surveys regarding innovation. One part in particular stood out to me: Based on an opinion survey of more than 1,000 top executives across industries, 44% of whom worked at companies with $1 billion or more in annual revenues, the report reveals […]
ASK: How do I become a Community Manager? (College Students)
(This is part of Ask the Community Guy, an ongoing series of questions posed by readers for Jake, the Community Guy) Question: via several college students over the years – “What college courses should I take, and what activities should I do if I’m interested in a career in community development?” Answer: This question extends […]
You’re selling the wrong thing
Hugh McGuire’s latest article on HuffingtonPost, Porn Knows What It’s For — Do You? points out that traditional businesses like newspapers and music are looking at their function in the world wrong. This is a great read. It seems to me the porn business, one of the most profitable businesses in the Universe, gets this […]
Confessions of a Scrabble brand manager
You may have heard the story by now: Mattel/Hasbro, makers of the Scrabble board game have asked Facebook to remove Scrabulous, one of Facebook’s top 10 applications with 600,000 daily active users. More here and here. Look at what the National Scrabble Association has to say: John D. Williams Jr., executive director of the National […]
Love is in the air… and I think I’m in love.
My favorite online photo editor, Picnik, continues to please. Recently they added advanced photo editing with curves. Building off the success of their wintery/christmasy fun, they’ve just launched Valentine’s Day effects. This web app continues to show not only how to create great tech, but how to add the features people are actually interested, and […]
Follow-up: Hiring a community manager
Earlier this week as part of the Ask the Community Guy feature, I attempted to answer the question “How do you hire a community manager?“. The level of response to this, both publicly and privately, continues to surprise me. Clearly people are looking for smart community people, and hopefully we look back on 2008 as […]
Defining “non-commercial” and the trouble with Creative Commons
Recently photographer Lane Hartwell started a bit of a dust up by going all legal on someone using her photos inappropriately. I don’t want to rehash well covered ground, but I have appreciated the conversation about photography and rights and specifically Creative Commons licensing. If choose a CC license that doesn’t allow “non-commercial”, the simple […]