Crowd vs Community

Earlier in the week, I talked about how the word ‘expert’ is being thrown around too often on the web. Today, I want to talk about another term that is used so often that it is losing it’s meaning: community. My goal here is not to complain about trendy words (that in itself would just… Continue reading Crowd vs Community

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Just Show Up

Image by Elijah Nouvelage Room 240 is an uncertain place, yet I go there each week. Last week, School Library Journal published an article about my efforts with the students at PS 123 in Harlem. The article wasn’t a hug-fest about volunteering; instead, it focused on the very real challenges that we are trying to… Continue reading Just Show Up

How the Web Enables Offline Business & Activities

The web has become an essential place to go for research, connection and commerce. Even in niche B2B markets; even for products & services that can’t easily be sold online; even for companies with no web footprint. Many in B2B media are transitioning from a print-centric world to a web-based ecosystem, as are their partners… Continue reading How the Web Enables Offline Business & Activities

A Community of Solutions

In the past few weeks, I have been considering how the role of media is changing in an age where information is plentiful and distribution free: Selling a Commodity vs Selling a Service Creating Interest vs Providing Solutions Clearly, the underlying issue here is not just the purpose of media today – especially B2B media,… Continue reading A Community of Solutions

The Future is Now

The comic above really made me take pause and realize that the future of media & publishing is being sown today. So, I decided to take a trip to the future, which turns out, is just a subway ride away. Over the past five years, I have worked with the PS 123 elementary & middle… Continue reading The Future is Now