Foursquare Broadening Its Reach

June 23rd, 2010

C-SPAN recently announced a partnership with Foursquare, the geo-location social media tool that really took off at SXSW this year.  From BrandChannel: "Far from stodgy public access programming, C-SPAN has been embracing social media (and taking its shows on the road) as it pushes for greater public access through media coverage of the House and Senate and the Supreme Court. "Now, Foursquare users who friend…

The Influence of Soccer

June 23rd, 2010

Unless you were hiding under a rock this morning, you are aware that USA beat Algeria in a World Cup game.  I didn't have to watch the game, I could just listen to the yelling right outside my office (where I have the unfortunate luck of sitting right beside the TV that everyone crowded around this morning).  It was quite a victory and even I…

Five Degrees of Separation

June 23rd, 2010

Historically, six degrees of separation has referred to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth.  However, according to recent data, Twitter has now shortened our "degrees of separation" from each other: "On average, Twitter users have five degrees of separation between each other - meaning nearly everyone within Twitter is only five steps away."  Therefore, "on…

Talk Business Interview: Women Rule

June 20th, 2010

Thank you to Roby Brock for inviting me on to his Talk Business program to talk about the increase in women in the workplace.  See the interview here: And read the article on Talk Business here.

Women Rule

June 8th, 2010

As Ms. Adverthinker, I feel compelled to direct you to this article in The Atlantic, titled "The End of Men." A few highlights from the article: "Earlier this year, for the first time in American history, the balance of the workforce tipped toward women, who now hold a majority of the nation’s jobs. The working class, which has long defined our notions of masculinity, is…