Through the ears of an entrepreneur

Monthly Archives: January 2011

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What I want, you've got!

It stems back to when they first added automatic phone recordings to our lives: you call, it predicts what you want, you get frustrated and hit 0 over and over and over again… until you finally get an operator who … Continue reading

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Cutting the cord

There’s some comfort in having a television with hundreds of stations, but is that comfort level worth close to $150 per month for hundreds of stations you’ve never even heard of? For many people, including myself, it’s not. This fall, … Continue reading

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Crowd funding

The Chris Gethard Show is a difficult one to describe.  The live comedy show is performed weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, where Chris Gethard leads a hilarious group of performers through sets which push the boundaries … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…. Social media

Forget Christian Bale, Natalie Portman or Halle Berry. The real superstar in Hollywood this season is social media. Don’t believe me?  Look no further than last weekend’s Golden Globe awards, where The Social Network came away with a bevy of … Continue reading

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Why We Share

About a year ago, I saw Passion Pit at the House of Blues in Boston. I had never heard of them prior to the show, but after the concert, I was hooked. They’ve quickly moved to the top of my … Continue reading

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Ikea Heights

Imagine coming home to find your girlfriend in bed with another man. Then you find out that your long lost brother is actually alive but has amnesia. Now imagine that same brother claims to have a map to a secret buried treasure that could make you rich. Sounds like a daytime soap opera, doesn’t it? Well, it is. But this is not your typical soap opera. This is IKEA Heights – where anything can happen, and does. Continue reading

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The Undead Sociologist: Social Media Goffman-style

Being a sociology major, I’ve had a lot of exposure to Erving Goffman. His claim to fame was his theory of dramaturgy: the idea that interactions between people were conducted on a “stage” and were a type of performance. Each person has a backstage and a front stage and can play a variety of roles. Where those roles intersect, people begin to construct their identity. Continue reading

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RIP Flash mobs

I hate to be the buzz kill, but flash mobs are dead. I know what you’re thinking “who is she to declare this amazing dance trend dead?” But, seriously, when Oprah and Modern Family are throwing flash mobs into their show for the sake of throwing flash mobs into their show… it’s not clever any more. Continue reading

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Getting Discovered: Myspace vs. BandCamp

My brother and I recently embarked on the self-promotion path. We are both songwriters and musicians and social media is an extremely valuable tool to share our music, tell our story and, ideally, get discovered. Being that my brother is … Continue reading

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The only thing constant is change

Just before the holiday break, I had lunch with Small Army social media strategist, Kaitlin Maud about social media and storytelling – in particular, we talked about morals of stories, and how each of us should have a moral to … Continue reading

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