Going From to Free to Fee, Consciously: Yes We Can?

Chris Anderson has added his voice to the many discussions of how the internet economy which is all about the free is facing cash shortages and reality checks as the economy tanks. He is optimistic that free will survive, yet not by itself. Just as Bernie Madoff’s run came to end, just as the lousy mortgages finally ran out of buyers, I…

Hawaii Musicians & Film Makers: SXSW Wants You!

I’ve been trying to help our regional SXSW coordinator, Phil Tripp, get the word out about this. SXSW is the leading annual conference in Austin, TX for music, film, and internet interactive. They are doing special outreach to get more representation for Hawaii creatives, and people this is a great chance! He is hosting a free event on Monday, September 8, 6…

Wasting Time or Making Hay on the Internet

I tripped across this report of the top 10 time wasters in the Internet from InternetSafety.com. I’m taking it at face value, (rather then spend time checking out the methodology) because my point relates to the concept not the actual data points themselves. But first, here is the list, no particular order: * Social Networking Sites — Recent statistics show that over…

Don’t Get It? Don’t Worry!

I came across this article in AdWeek on Coca-Cola Hunts for Social-Net Formula: The company’s online marketing highs and lows show an old brand learning new tricks. On the one hand, they have spent millions and millions trying to “get” a new media/social strategy that feels like a win. OTOH, they haven’t hit the proverbial home run yet, and to their credit,…

We Have a New Site Design

Time to stir up the water and get a new blog design. Our previous design was very minimalist. We’ve decided too minimalist. We want you to be able to see the range of topics we care about, the various projects we are managing, and have room for things like Twitter and Comments too! Please tell us what you think. We splurged and…

Save the Internet and Your Privacy

Many of us have been merrily surfing away on the internet without realizing that the “powers that be” are seriously attempting to change it from an open environment to one that is controlled by the telcos while proposed new laws would require ISPs to maintain records of their customers web surfing activity!  This is a heinous burden on business and a gross…