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Social Media for Social Change

(Image: Fighting at the Hotel de Ville, 28th July 1830, 1833 (oil on canvas), Schnetz, Jean Victor) It’s mid-term election season in the U.S. and there’s been a lot of talk lately about whether or not social media can lead to offline social change. Malcolm Gladwell began when he stirred things up claiming online connections…

Google Invades the Living Room

Years ago, futurists proclaimed that TV and internet would converge and that we’d be surfing the web from our living rooms, relegating our PC’s and laptops for productive work. It became pretty clear that TV is a “leaning back” experience – where one soaks up passively – whereas browsing the web is more of a…