At one point, I did have and maintain the domain name: kylereinson.com — but I have since let that ownership lapse. A random person or entity is now using that domain name but they are NOT me. The guy who is Kyle F. Reinson, Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College and worked for WCI and Del Webb is me. For better or for worse, this is my only blog (other than Twitter) and the content on that other site is nothing I can explain nor be responsible for — and — I am not the only Kyle Reinson in the world. Therefore, I am calling dibs on “kylefreinson” and hope that whoever took the old domain will please clarify who they are, and maybe even stop blogging under the old name. Thanks.
This film is an early example of an entertainment-education approach mixing a celebrity with a cause, in this case, “tolerance.” Yet, as you will see — in 1946 U.S. popular culture was still not willing to tolerate the Japanese. Listen to how a young Frank Sinatra suggested that the kids all get along. This was also an excellent publicity and brand-building effort for Sinatra. He used this song in his live performances for decades, but few people have ever heard the lyrics that were cut from the film.
If business owners and organizations do not begin to pick up on the magnitude of open-source software in the marketplace soon, they may just find themselves picking up increasing costs and unnecessary fees when they could be making investments in intellectual capital and hiring more talented thinkers to re-think their future. Bill Gurley does a great job putting this into context with respect to Google.
Where in the world can you go to make a buck when people no longer wish to pay for something they can get free? Information is so difficult to monetize these days; just ask newspapers. Opting out of the Web’s Freemium nature might mean opting out all together. And, perhaps this is OK. Maybe we don’t need as much marketing. Maybe we just need useful content?
Brands can fade away easily or only exist on the Web. Think of all the money that would be saved on Super Bowl Sunday. Donate that to the public good for a change.
edit30 is a good resource, just wish I could avoid their updates getting caught in the spam filter…here’s a very interesting post about Twitter I highlighted in a blog comment.
I wonder what journalism icon Walter Lippmann may have said to the idea that the crowd can arrive at solid conclusions? These days people (like Howe) keep talking about crowdsourcing, but is the process free of manipulation? Don’t bet on it.
Here’s a compelling bit of history not everyone views, unless perhaps they take my Intro to Public Relations course. Just how easy is it to create “great thinkers” in the Web 2.0 culture?
The National Coffee Association of the U.S.A., Inc. recently released its 2009 Trends and revealed some interesting insights. At-home coffee consumption is up but the economy is only part of this trend. Serious coffee achievers are finding their way to sites like Whole Latte Love for the latest appliances to enhance the coffee experience. As people cut back on exotic vacations and going out to eat, the in-home culinary experience should continue and coffee is part of that. Drink up!
These are all great ideas, but the newspaper wants to sell it for $99/year and will deliver it each day by 4 a.m. I was struck by just how much the news business has changed. I could start a free Google alert about a news topic of interest and get more than just what The Chronicle has to say about it. I wonder if people will pay for something they can get free?
From time to time it can be fun to reflect on whatever small difference I may have made on my surroundings or in the places I used to live.
Sometimes people get their names on buildings when they donate money, or in tribute after they pass away. This quick diversion to Las Vegas reminds me of when I submitted some names for the golf holes at The Revere Golf Club’s course called The Lexington.
As a then future PR Manager at Del Webb Corporation, I submitted two names I thought really fit the Revolutionary War theme and golf quite well for holes 12 and 13.
Recalling the many times my Mom has recited the start of the famous poem, I suggested: “ONE IF BY LAND,” and “TWO IF BY SEA.”Glad to see that Troon Golf still titles the holes as such and I wish golfers much success. The other odd part of this is that my elementary school in Mesa, Arizona was named for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and I was born in Middlesex Co., New Jersey.
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Written April 19, 1860; first published in 1863 as part of “Tales of a Wayside Inn”
(See the entire poem at The National Center)
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,–
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.”
The Writing Center at UNC – Chapel Hill offers some good business writing advice, but should we be looking at teaching professionals and college students alike to write more appropriately for the Web? The printed page is quickly becoming less economical and future generations are pre-wired to communicate in a digital environment. Should we begin looking at documents and their interactivity as much as how clear and concise they are? Jakob Nielsen, PJ Schemenaur and Jonathan Fox offer an interesting take that perhaps should become what all business writing coaches and trainers should teach. Liberating yourself from the printed page opens up a world of possibilities and does not mean quality must be sacrificed.
Here’s an interesting article by Nan Mooney that should serve as a rallying cry for investment in the future of higher education. Is the dream and promise of a college degree still central to the American Dream? I can speak for many in saying I hope our new president’s first 100 days will address the crisis because this long-term investment is one that has paid off for millions despite their economic means.
Update from NAREE
NEW CATEGORY ADDED!
DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FEB. 20, 2009
NAREE Chairman of the Board, Ken Harney of the Washington Post Writers Group, introduced Read more
The outlook for the economy is not bright at the moment. With more open-source blogging tools available there is really some great potential for alerting Americans of good news too. I will be interested to see if “blogging cooperatives” might emerge from the grassroots to tell the stories of economic sectors that are improving or at least are not as dismal. The mainstream media is not always best equipped to tell the positive stories because it is forced to generalize. Perhaps the new presidential administration will incentivize economic growth for smaller communication efforts. Imagine a government grant to start a blog that helps organize people around ideas for economic recovery? It would allow so many of us to afford to pitch in and help the effort.
Those who live in the lap of luxury might enjoy this new book by Harry Hurt III, published at a time when there is not much to laugh about in the economy.
Hurt’s style has been a favorite of New York Times readers for years and this book should be a good read for those splitters traveling for business, family or recreation. For those who aspire to the finer things, Hurt offers a window on the affluent. Meeting Hurt in New York a few years ago was memorable and he could not have been nicer.
Here’s some insight into why real estate community developers might benefit from creating very good video content about their communities that is less promotional and more newsworthy.
This You Tube video is about two years old and still gets hundreds of views (more than 8,000 have seen it as of Oct. 15, 2008). Consider what a news-style report like this about private or gated golf communities, showing amenities, interviews with golf pros or even chefs could do for generating leads and interest? Read more
Good to see that golf sponsorship is strong in the real estate market. This is an interesting concept for multi-generational communities as well.
GOP candidate Sarah Palin was in Jax this morning as I left town. Her speech took place a few blocks from the hotel where I was staying. I hope the crowd enjoys the speech, I was lucky to avoid the traffic.
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Here are all the expensive commodities, to which the rich seem appendages. Here is the money talking in its husky, silky voice of cash, power, celebrity
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