Archive for the ‘online’ Category

Barack-berry. I’m not one to get politically preachy on you, but is (or it should be) common knowledge that the Obama-Biden campaign is one of the most intelligently run campaigns in American history. Sure, their optimistic rhetoric, media darling status and relentless campaigning have served them well. But, let’s talk about their well planned (and […]


This may sound really silly, but today, I received an email from an old friend that made me think a lot about my online habits. My friend’s email curiously demonstrated that he knew a lot about what I’ve been up to lately. So, curious as I am, I asked how he knew about so many […]


Last week facebook announced the (un)anticipated new site layout that they had been kinda-sorta-maybe hinting at for the past few months (i.e. “change is coming…”). The “future” of the profile? Doesn’t get more apocalyptic than that does it? Well, when Mark Slee, Product Manager for Profile changes (what a job!), linked to screen shots of […]


Alright, I’ll admit it. I once fell victim to the dreaded “MySpace angle”. If you’ve never heard of this cruel digital deception, you can thank me later. The term is defined by urban dictionary as “Pictures which were specifically taken and uploaded to fool the Myspace community into believing you are more attractive then you […]


By popular demand from the comments on Starting to Date in the Digital World, I have decided to share a personal experience: When I first created my Facebook profile the option of “In a relationship with…” had not yet been invented. So call me old fashioned, but when the option was created, I didn’t feel […]


Here’s a post I wrote for AdRants and some friends involved in the contest. Thought I’d share it here too: CommercialPitch.com, a new original ad sharing platform, is holding a contest, What’s Your Pitch, to find the most “out of the box” original ad. The contest is open only to U.S. college students and offers […]


Old Friends?

10Apr08

I logged on to my msn messenger account yesterday after quite a long time (probably more than a month) of not doing so. I skimmed through my list of online friends, there were about 10, and realized that at first sight I only knew one of them. So I asked myself, where did all these […]


The Internet has essentially erased all the rules of the dating game. Now, asking someone out on IM (gasp) has been replaced by Facebook relationship confirmations and status changes (bigger gasp). In middle school “asking out” online gave teens the courage to confess their love for crushes without suffering in-person embarrassment. Now, young adults have moved on to confessing love on Facebook. […]


I am impressed by Symbaloo’s mashup and integration of search across several popular platforms like Google, LinkedIn and CNN. However, I would love to see this concept developed as a mashup of meta search engines so that users can simultaneously search across several platforms in a specific category. Imagine: instead of searching cheapflights.com for airline […]


It would be interesting to see Facebook users’ wall space monetized. Think “Google AdWords WallPaper”… or maybe just “WallPapr”? This could be the next social mashup media buy. This could be used to serve up a fresh and fun branding message. What about offering gifting dollars (or real compensation) for allocating sponsored wall space to […]