All sites have had to deal with their fair share of Trolls and spammers. But Trolls and spammers are not really the problem. They can be dealt with by brute-force moderation. But in order to capture the intelligence of the audience, we must design for the most intelligent of the audience.
LivingSocial’s first investor, Steve Case, was one of the earliest believers in the transformative power of local commerce. Check out this infographic of Steve’s “secret sauce,” and don’t miss his panel at SXSW, where he will discuss what we can all do to tap into “America’s secret sauce” to ensure that the US continues to be a leader in innovation and growth.
It’s easy to get caught up with the horse races of Facebook versus Google or Microsoft versus Apple or record labels versus the Internet. Here’s an attempt to deconstruct a revolution—and point to what’s ahead.
Rainn Wilson’s brainchild, SoulPancake, is a movement to “Chew on Life’s Big Questions” and tackle art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality across multiple platforms. Check out this inforgraphic for a deeper dive into the mind of Rainn Wilson.
Not everyone is blessed with 20/20 vision into the social gaming sphere. But former Electronic Arts exec and legendary video game pioneer, Bing Gordon, certainly knows how to spread magic dust. Here, Bing explores why gamification and socialization have moved into the mainstream- and into our bloodstream.
We all want to be happy, right? And as emotion has become more explicit in our online behavior, more companies are catching on. They realize that we are no longer simply engaging in actions; we “like.” And while some of them accidentally created models that capture this emotion, few of them have learned how to sustain it.
The digital revolution brought with it a massive shift in modern culture, moving civilization into a more collaborative and social era. Unfortunately, the organizations and institutions that have served us so well these last several decades have become obsolete. As the social age flourishes, how long will it be before we are forced to abandon the relics of our pre-social society?
Everyone’s talking about how “The Cloud” will save us, but with unlimited space for all your stuff comes a lot of problems. Who are we trusting with our data, and how long will it be before information overload turns our happy white cloud into a storm cloud?
Couldn’t make it to SXSW this year? No problem, these Ogilvy Notes from a discussion between Ina Fried of Dow Jones’ All Things Digital and Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini will get you caught up on the ever-changing landscape of personal health and how it’s affected by our mobile devices.