Mapping the Internet – 1973 to Now

Believe it or not, there was a time that the Internet was knowable. There were defined limits. Connections. Points of reference. When going through some of his father’s papers, David Newbury, lead developer with Carnegie Museum of Art, found a map of the Internet from 1973. Back then, it wasn’t even called “the internet” (with or without...

80s Awareness – a message from Kevin Bacon

Over the last decade, 80s awareness has been in very steep decline. Thank goodness that Kevin Bacon is supporting this important cause. Please give your 30 second attention span to help....

A Date with Lindsay Lohan. Or How Celebrity Adds Punch to Your Brand

If there is one thing I love, its when people are publicly honest. Or self-deprecatingly honest. Or self-deprecatingly honest in public. But I love this even more when the person at the centre of the confession is famous. Or hyper-famous, like Lindsay Lohan. So, imagine that you are the brand manager for eHarmony, the dating site, and you notice that your...

Hey Sexy Lady – It’s Servant of Chaos Style

It’s that time of year … projects are being finalised for the holiday rush, colleagues are moving on to new roles or new employers and everyone is about ready to let off a little steam. But what happens when a christmas party gets a little out of hand? I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing plenty of real life Gangnam Style videos emerging over the coming weeks....

Who is your Most Valuable Follower?

Here is a nice web app for Twitter built by Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld. It’s very simple and straight forward, asking “who’s your MVF” – most valuable follower. You login via Twitter and authorise the app to dig around in your follower list, and after a few moments it tells you which of your followers has the largest following. OK, so it’s not...

Vegan Pancakes – #TASTY experiment

I am participating in a TASTY experiment – sharing one recipe with random people via that old social network, email. It was started by one of the original Age of Conversation participants – Bob Glaza – and guarantees me 36 new recipes in my inbox just in time for Christmas. My recipe – Vegan Pancakes 1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup soy milk 1 tablespoon...