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reviewed The Shallows: What the Internet Is Do.... August 16, 2010
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our
This is a provocative and very important book. Its genesis was the author noticed his inability to focus and not be distracted as he used the Internet more and more. As befits the author of Does It Matter? …
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our
When I first came across this book I noticed that a lot of my friends on social media were expressing disgust or boredom with the thesis of "Is the Internet frying our brain?" After all, who but a curmudgeon …
reviewed The Online Latino: A New Digital Native. March 22, 2010
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The Online Latino: A New Digital Native
Probably not the best idea...      But you can! After watching the video and slides of this SXSWi 2010 presentation, of course... http://socialnerdia.com/index.php/2010/03/th...gital-native-sxswi-2010 …
reviewed Evan Williams Keynote Interview. March 21, 2010
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Evan Williams Keynote Interview
Know how you're really excited to hook up with the smoking hot girl in the corner only to realize that she kisses like a wet fish? That's exactly how Evan Williams' interview by Umair Hague went. The …
reviewed Mashable's MashBash SXSWi 2010. March 21, 2010
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Mashable's MashBash SXSWi 2010
First I want to say I had an awesome time at this event. Great free drinks, incredible people and awesome music. Big thanks should go to Mashable and Sony for throwing another memorable gathering.   …
reviewed Effective Dashboard Design: Why Your .... March 21, 2010
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Effective Dashboard Design: Why Your Baby Is Ugly
Biggest Takeaway   The visuals are the most important part of a dashboard. You can usually do without the numbers or hide them in drilldowns or rollovers. You can almost always remove tabular …
reviewed Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars. March 19, 2010
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Zone Bars
reposted from a blog post I just wrote about this on randomsarah.com      That’s what I was saying as I walked passed every person who tried to hand me a Zone bar at SXSW. Now …
reviewed Why Gen Y Wants to Work 'With' You, N.... March 19, 2010
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Biggest Takeaway      There is still a crazy divide between generation X and Y workers. While it seems that everybody is willing to understand each side, nobody can find the direct …
reviewed SXSW 2010. March 19, 2010
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SXSW 2010
At first, it seems ironic to see the leaders of the “140-character culture” get together for a 5-day conference filled with hour-long presentations and panel discussions.   But this …
reviewed Twittering Through Chemo - Survivors .... March 18, 2010
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Twittering Through Chemo - Survivors Unite
   (Reposted from my blog, Casa DeFrias, at the request of @ariajuliet)      I spent the last six days in Austin, Texas, attending South by Southwest. There are three tracks …
reviewed Your Online Identity After Death and .... March 18, 2010
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Your Online Identity After Death and Digital Wills
This was my panel, so my opinion my be biased ;)      As a Core Conversation, this was not a typical panel of presentation. This was aimed to be in the format of a discussion surrounding …
reviewed Mobile Content is Social. March 18, 2010
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While the panelist included Tom Watson and Michael Sharon from Facebook along with Justin Shaffer from Hot Potato Media, I felt the panel did a mediocre job of presenting basic and painfully obvious ways …
reviewed ELEVEN API Lounge. March 18, 2010
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The Eleven API Lounge was one of the best places to stop into when visiting the Hilton Hotel for panels at SxSW. The places was nicely decorated feeling just like a lounge. They provided  free Mimosa's …
reviewed Tapworthy: Designing iPhone Interface.... March 18, 2010
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As my headline suggests, Josh Clark brought the fundamental concepts of Steve Krug to bear on the mobile space. Not only did he show how to make intuitive interfaces for the mind, but given the mobile …
reviewed Your Design Process is Killing You. March 17, 2010
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Your Design Process is Killing You
Biggest Takeaway   Collaboration is key and play is important. Keeping people happy keeps people creative and productive.     Best / Worst Quotes   I just think that …
reviewed Results Only Work Environment (ROWE):.... March 17, 2010
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Results Only Work Environment (ROWE): Why It Works
Great panel.  Cali & Jody have great ideas and a passion for what they do and that comes out when they talk.  Love it.  Jessica and Jeff had some great real-world examples for how to …
reviewed Media Relations Goes Social. March 17, 2010
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Media Relations Goes Social
Great quote (context = officers questioning whether social media allows too much information to be revealed):  You've got a 23-year old kid in charge of a $50 million aircraft and you don't trust …
reviewed Marketing Goes Social. March 17, 2010
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Marketing Goes Social
Girls Fight Back was provided as an example of a great use of photo-sharing tools to generate attention (which is what marketing is supposed to do) You have to be willing to relinquish some control. …
reviewed Getting Better: The Designer's Path F.... March 17, 2010
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Getting Better: The Designer's Path From Good To Great
I attended this session hoping to get a few tips about how to be a better designer within the context of my current job (which is not a full-time freelance designer, BTW).  I am the designer by default …
reviewed Customer Service Goes Social. March 17, 2010
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Customer Service Goes Social
Biggest Takeaway Customers will get a hold of you when they want in the method they want (and you have to be ready for that) Everyone in your organization should be enabled for involvement in customer …
reviewed Twittering Through Chemo - Survivors .... March 16, 2010
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Twittering Through Chemo - Survivors Unite
This panel was POWERFUL!      I don't know how to begin to describe it, but it was like a huge group therapy session in the best possible way.      Here are some …
reviewed Is Too Much Math Killing Marketing?. March 16, 2010
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Is Too Much Math Killing Marketing?
   I knew I would love this session when I heard the Mike Teasdale say "It is better to be interesting and wrong rather than dull and right."      He and and Rand …
reviewed Accountability's Hot, Anonymity's Not.... March 16, 2010
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Trolls Suck. Anonymity's Fate & the Rise of Accountability
The panel between J.R. Johnson from Lunch.com and Thomas Knoll, Community Manager was a discussion about "Trolls" contributing both anonymously and publicly, and how to deal with them as a members …
reviewed Objective C Crash Course for Web Deve.... March 16, 2010
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Objective C Crash Course for Web Developers
Joris rocked the stage with a clear story on the resemblances and differences of web languages compared to objective-c. And finally some live coding at SXSW!
reviewed Gowalla Presents: The Tiki Room with .... March 16, 2010
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Gowalla Presents: The Tiki Room with Diplo
@ariajuliet and I are huge Diplo/Major Lazer fans and have been anxiously awaiting this party forever. I was really jealous when she texted my yesterday and told me she checked in at Pepsi Refresh Cafe …
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