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Public Relations and this “Second Wave” of the Internet

In 2009 we’ve seen public relations agencies laying claim to social media as an organic extension of how they see their mission—influencing public perceptions. They get help in this argument from other trends, for example the way bloggers are accommodated  as journalists by political campaigns and companies launching new products.  Another trend is the “public […]

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Black + White + Red: Why I’m Cancelling Our Newspaper Subscriptions

Lifelong newspaper writer–and reader–Rohn Jay Miller explains why he’s cancelling his three daily newspaper subscriptions–the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Why Do Some Social Media Platforms Beat the “Hype Cycle” + Others Don’t?

Geoff Northcott of AKQA in London had a great post in his blog today about Augmented Reality on the Web, which is the term for immersive media experiences.  He matched Second Life and other Augmented Reality technologies against the Gartner Hype Cycle.   The Hype Cycle, pictured above, says that many new technologies on the Internet […]

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Why minnesota public radio should go into the newspaper business

This week Minnesota Public Radio began another membership drive—if you live in the Twin Cities, you may have heard. Those of us who are members of MPR are used to these semi-annual fund-raiser/ bake sales, which are pretty successful. Each year they contribute more than $40 million to MPR’s annual $70 million budget. We pony […]

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