Every single one of us is capable of rationalizing wrong with ideologies and belief systems. This is true for every human, and there are many ideologies — not just religious ones — that can be used to justify wrong doing.

One has to wonder whether humanity is capable of making a better world with technology. This is a central theme in many arenas, from government policy and online conversations to Hollywood movies (even kids movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 take this on) and science fiction books. Some voices are very optimistic, beliveing we can change everything […]

This is Pensaola Beach, awash with tar balls from the Deep Horizon Oil Spill. Recently I ran across a phenomenal crowdsourcing initiative last week,┬áLego’s NXTLog Senior Solutions Challenge, which leverages robotic designs to create better living for the elderly. It was a brilliant blend of brand, cause and community that empowers customers to make a difference. I could not help […]

Image by Peter Hutchkins The coupling of the words “content” and “marketing” creates a debate centering on the differences between publishing and selling. By its very nature, marketing is a function of sales. As such marketing communications activities, regardless of form — search, email, publicity (on behalf of a company), content creation, social, events, etc. — all represent activities to […]

I’ve been thing about writing and commenting online lately. Probably more than most, I have a history of mixing it up and leaving a comment or three that left heads spinning. In the past year, I’ve made a move to practice more loving (or benevolent) speech online. Choosing to invest in kinder speech, and to not leave a path of […]

The social change side of the Internet was abuzz last week with the GOOD acquisition of Jumo. Everyone wants to know if the addition of the change media powerhouse turn around Jumo’s bad mojo. Not much has been heard from Jumo since it launched in the fourth quarter of last year. The site promised to become the next generation gathering […]