Ambient awareness is to humans what coconut shells are to an octopus

Eleven months  to the day after David Pogue of the New York Times posted on being a newbie in the “Twitterverse,” I think his piece is still one of the best introductions to the platform. Here’s a sample: I’ll admit that, for the longest time, I was exasperated by the Twitter hype. Like the world …

“A good sketch is better than a long speech”

According to this Harvard Business blog, posted by John Sviokla, the headline is a quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte. Below is a sample of a “sketch” that illustrates his premise that there are three strong reasons to pay attention to data visualization when tackling business problems. I came across this through Holy Kaw! from …

Make a REAL difference this holiday in helping those in need: Here’s a Head Start!

Milwaukee has been hit hard by this tough economy. We’ve all felt it. But this recession has hit those most vulnerable in our community the hardest of anyone. Twelve months ago I and a small group of friends decided to get off our butts to provide help to those least served in Milwaukee, in ways …

Meet me Dec. 10 for breakfast and truthiness

Truthiness indeed. The occasion is Milwaukee’s next Social Media Breakfast, on Thursday, December 10. This just in: The snow storm has led to the cancellation of that breakfast meeting. The updated information is here, and the discussion will be on January 21, 2010. I’ll be one of four panelists discussing, Your Typical Social Media Consultant: …