Monthly Archives: April 2014

Nod’s New Wearable Tech: Gesture Control Ring!

Are you still exploring Google Glass to your eyes? Nod is coming to your fingers. Recently, Nod Labs has introduced a Bluetooth enabled gesture control ring. The smart ring can communicate with your various devices. The Nod ring works the … Continue reading

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A clip joint? Donald Sterling and the social media firestorm.

So its been a tough week for Donald Sterling.  His evocative, and many would say brain dead, comments about race have landed him in the social media dog house.  Case in point Magic Johnson and his response to Mr. Sterling. … Continue reading

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In Search of Authenticity

Authenticity is a theme that runs under, and around, the conversations we’ve had this semester about Social Media. An article on Mashable the other day got me thinking more extensively about this concept; it described the early days of YouTube, … Continue reading

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Annenberg Report Packages 13 Years of Research on How Americans and Marketers Intersect Online

Thirteen years of research into how Americans, marketers, and political consultants intersect online is now available in a single academic resource. The article can be found here: http://www.asc.upenn.edu/News/NewsDetail.aspx?nid=1298&ntype=faculty Americans, Marketers, and the Internet: 1999 – 2012 has just been made … Continue reading

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Driving While Posting a Facebook Post Causes Fatal Crash

According to a report by the Huffington Post, 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford of Clemmons, N.C. took numerous selfies and updated her Facebook status while driving. Shortly before the car wreck on Thursday morning, Sanford updated her status saying, “The happy … Continue reading

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Google+ no more?

A recent report from TechCrunch announced that Vic Gundotra, the “father” of Google+, will be stepping down after 8 years. While Google claims this move is independent of the future of Google+ as a platform, critics speculate that this is … Continue reading

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It May Be More Than Big Data Watching You–Consider the Trix Rabbit

The Trix rabbit with different gaze angles. In the left, the gaze is aimed downward at kids 9.6 degrees. In the right, his gaze is 0.4 degrees upward if the cereal is meant for adults. Adult brands are usually on … Continue reading

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