Marketers need Sociologists. Actually, marketers should be Sociologists (or Sociologists should be marketers).
For those of you who followed the SOPA / PIPA saga, know that, at least for now, the Internet has defeated the Congressional Hollywood lobbyists and the "public servants" they have in their deep pockets. It's a good thing and we should all be proud.
A few years back I did something that had serious ramifications for my family. There were unexpected consequences, some serendipitous, others just scary. It started as simple fun, but then became increasingly more intense. There were moments I thought we would totally lose control.
If you've ever contracted a programmer, whether it be through a company or a freelancer, you've likely encountered some rather frustrating responses to your requests. Programmers aren't always right, but for the most part, the ones I know are honest and have the goals of the client in mind.
Long ago, about 252,288,000 seconds ago in programming time, Clay Shirky gave a speech called A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy.
I know that people have been writing about passwords, password management, password memory techniques, and password encryption forever, but I'm not done.
I have created or been involved in scores of websites in my 15 years as a web programmer, and one of the hardest tasks is convincing clients that they're missing the point. By the point, I mean the point of having a web site at all.
When I created this website, I really wasn't going to start a blog here. I swear. But then I read a friend's Facebook update, or should I say updates. It started with one sentence about a morning on the beach.
When I wrote TranceNational AlienNation, my thesis that researches Trance Music culture in Israel and discusses the moral panic that ensues and targets the global trance community, I was surpri
I am a Yahoo! holdout. I have been using MyYahoo as a source of news feeds (RSS) for years -- over a decade, I believe. It was easy, comfortable, and their news site was (and still is) extremely user friendly. I often preferred Yahoo Sports to ESPN or SI.
I am so happy that I develop sites with Drupal.
(The following is based on actual events)
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