Posts:September 2010

The Culturalist

by Hal Walker| September 24, 2010

The Scoop:, the New York Times’ “Inside Guide” to NYC, and a nifty iPhone app, has just introduced “The Filter,” a column by Oliver Strand that shines a spotlight on notable coffee shops and cafes. Additionally, a new Home Furnishing section of the The Scoop features home shopping recommendations from Times reporters and editors. For the Culturalist‘s […]

Minds on Fire

by Karen Strauss| September 23, 2010

Days when my synapses have decided to fire on all cylinders are the happy, creatively productive days, while “synapses on strike” days leave me feeling desperate and drained. The solution, I’m convinced, is the increasingly popular open innovation sites that give creative people a safe haven to kick-start those neurons.   That’s why my agency, Ketchum, […]

Twitter Upgrades Its Nest

by Ben Foster| September 20, 2010

Twitter just announced it’s making a major overhaul to its user interface, which it will roll out over the next few weeks. The most important change is that multimedia will be integrated into users’ streams on so they can view images, links, videos, and more directly on You can take a look at […]

Playboy and the Art of Listening

by Nancy Martira| September 16, 2010

Earlier this month, in response to reading that Playboy magazine was holding a social-media-based campaign to find “Miss Social,” I published a tweet that read, “Playboy looking for the hottest women in Social Media. Because women haven’t mastered anything until Playboy photographs them doing it naked” (140 characters exactly!). The tweet was picked up and […]

Till Facebook Do Us Part?

by AllisonCostello| September 15, 2010

By now we’ve all heard the news that Facebook gained its 500 millionth user this summer. And next month, Columbia Pictures is set to release The Social Network, a movie about the founding of Facebook. Clearly, social networking is here, and here to stay. Thanks to Facebook, I now know more about the people that I went to […]

Watch Out for These Shortcuts

by Editor| September 13, 2010

In the rush to make yet one more deadline and fit in ever more in our busy schedules, using shortcuts in our writing can be tempting, and once they gain traction, their use can spread like wildfire.  But not so fast. Many shortcuts can be questionable, poorly thought out or just plain wrong. Before you […]