15-year-old Britt Luke Bannister recently took home $250,000 for beating out 150 competitors in Dubai as the first World Drone Prix champion. That's right: Drone racing. It's the newest extreme sport. Interest in drone racing has gone from virtually non-existent to exploding through 2015 and 2016, as this chart from Google Trends for "drone racing" searches … [Read more...]
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During the fourth Google Hangout episode of Beyond Social Media, Albert Maruggi, B.L. Ochman and I discuss Mizuno's late response to the online buzz created when Texas state Senator Wendy Davis wore their shoes during her marathon abortion bill filibuster; we chat about blogger relations and mistargeted press releases; we examine Clorox's deleted blog post that denigrated dads; … [Read more...]
During the third Google Hangout episode of Beyond Social Media, B.L. Ochman and I discuss Nik Wallenda's tightrope trip across the Grand Canyon on the Discovery Channel and Reality TV; George Zimmer & Men's Warehouse public relations fiasco; Wal-Mart protesters protest Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer; a very clever suicide prevention ad campaign; the Foursquare Time Mahcine; the … [Read more...]
It seems it's been all Facebook, all the time for me this week: I've been reading about the upcoming changes to Facebook, thinking about the upcoming changes to Facebook, scheming over the upcoming changes to Facebook, experimenting with the changes to Facebook, commenting about the changes to Facebook, and even getting some air time about Facebook (see below). It should … [Read more...]
Like most people who really love what they do, I think a lot about what skills, knowledge, experience and qualities are needed to excel in my field. By identifying and articulating such job qualifications, as it were, I can assess my own strengths and weaknesses and improve myself or find the talent that complements and strengthens my own. I bring this up because Internet … [Read more...]
04 Originally uploaded by tvc1234 With its run recently ended, Michael Cera's webisode series Clark and Michael marks an interesting chapter in the transition of Internet television programming. CBS' experiment in Web-only content started in May and has received largely favorable reviews. The ten minute episodes star Arrested Development's Michael Cera … [Read more...]
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a blog. So does Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, but he only started his blog just before he suffered a devastating knee injury in the playoffs, poor guy, and he's not in the Super Bowl. Roethlisberger, on the other hand, is blogging from the Super Bowl and that's why this new phenomenon of pro athletes … [Read more...]