Category Archives: social networking

“Getting” the Internet: The CDC and the Zombie Apocalypse

Many companies use social media without really “getting it,” so seeing a government agency set such an excellent example, particularly in a way that acknowledges the foibles of internet culture, is really exciting. Curious to know more, I reached out to the CDC, and the lead for the Emergency Web and Social Media Team, Catherine Jamal was generous enough to answer some questions regarding the process of seeing Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse go viral. Continue reading

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Celebrity Meltdowns – On Opposite Day

Recently, Pakistani actress Veena Malik was taken to task by a conservative cleric in her country for her perceived “shameful” representation of herself and of Pakistan on the Indian version of “Big Brother,” “Big Boss.” Continue reading

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Announcing a New Creative Project: Celebrity: The Meltdown Monologues

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been the last little while, it’s time to announce the answer! Check out my new project, “Celebrity: The Meltdown Monologues,” and if you like the idea of the project – please back us! (We’re looking to raise $15,000 by April 17, so every dollar – and moment – counts!) Continue reading

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Can we please bring back “Patriotard”?

While reading a book called “Power & Greed” (the title tells you more or less what author Philippe Gigantes thinks of the motivators for the advancement of human civilization), I came across the following excerpt. Continue reading

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Photos from the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, Washington D.C., 10.30.10. #rallytorestoresanity @Rally4Sanity

My photographs from the Rally to Restore Sanity, held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday October 30, 2010. Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Television Premieres #tv

Yet another television show has been cancelled after just two episodes aired; FOX’s LONE STAR, about a con man leading two separate lives, just got the axe and is one of the first casualties of the season. While I can’t comment on the quality of this particular show (I’ve been travelling for both of the weeks it was on the air), I’m yet again struck by the absurdity of the notion that a show can prove its performance in the space of 90 minutes or so of storytelling time. Continue reading

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Free Levi’s, New Friends

I went to Levi’s Curve ID fittings in Bryant Park on Friday morning…while I met some cool ladies, the overall experience resulted in a reminder of why I don’t normally go to these things. Continue reading

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