Posts & Publications

  • The importance of the Elevator Pitch

    The importance of the Elevator Pitch

    When people as me what I do for a living, I could answer via one of two routes. I could be factual and respond with,  “I am an Information Architect with 22 years specializing designing Web Standards-based, accessible, responsive websites that utilize MySQL + LAMP, and are based on Agile, design thinking, additionally having over…

  • The Generation Expectation

    The Generation Expectation

    The generation expectation is an in-depth article describing how the generation you were born in affects how you use technology and what you expect it to do Do you know what generation you were born in? Experts argue endlessly about the dates of the various generations. For example, I was born in 1964 which—by most…

  • Time for a new habit

    Time for a new habit

    Generally, when I attend conferences, I learn nothing new. Part of this is me being a seasoned professional nearing 25 years in digital, part is the enormous number of books I read, and part is due to me being a conference speaker as well. I’ve been fortunate enough to see so many other speakers that…

  • Why I Stopped Speaking at Social Media Conferences

    Why I Stopped Speaking at Social Media Conferences

    WARNING: This post will offend a lot of business professionals—and most of them deserve to be offended. You’ve been warned. The title sounds like professional suicide. I gave up attending conferences few years ago, except in very rare instances. I’ve also stopped speaking (except in my role as lecturer at College for Creative Studies). I’ve…

  • When hashtags go bad

    Oh dear.

  • Social Media Venn Diagram

    Social Media Venn Diagram. Had to be done. Inspired by Evgeny Morozov’s Internet Experts Venn Diagram.

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