Gmail Labels Saved My Life

I love Gmail. Love it, love it, love it. However, despite its amazing internal search capabilities, it’s still sometimes hard to find important email. I’ve been on Gmail since the beta first launched (thanks to my old friend Kevin Fox). As a former Information Architect, I loved the labeling feature and have experimented with labeling… Continue reading Gmail Labels Saved My Life

Remote Fingerprint Scanning

We’re all used to seeing criminals being fingerprinted. Many of us, who have voluntarily been bonded for an employee were fingerprinted as a measure of good faith. Imagine now, being suspected of a crime, and having your fingerprints taken remotely without your knowledge. Sounds impossible. Fingerprinting requires ink pads or scanning glass, right? Not any… Continue reading Remote Fingerprint Scanning

How to Run a Great Digital Conference

I’ve been speaking at digital conferences since 2001, and I’ve spoken at everything from social media cons to usability cons to Linux cons to sociology cons, so I have a really good feel for what makes a Digital con good or bad. I just attended the LessConf in Atlanta; one of my favorite cons to… Continue reading How to Run a Great Digital Conference

You call that an ironing board?

Chris Brogan’s recent post on flying tips got me thinking on my own experiences as a frequent traveler. It may seem glamorous to the outsider to fly around the country speaking to CMOs and CEOs about social media—and it can be—but you are only seeing part of the story—the fun part. The traveling itself can… Continue reading You call that an ironing board?

Dear Foursquare,

Dear Foursquare, I’ve been seeing someone else. I know. I know. We had such a good run together. But it’s just not working out anymore. You’re just… how do I say this politely? Unstable. I want to go places and you take forever to get ready. Your locations load like black strap molasses and frequently… Continue reading Dear Foursquare,