Posts By Al Dominick

RT: “The Dark Side of Twittering”

To play the proverbial role of Devil’s Advocate, I wanted to share this recent Fast Company opinion piece on the “dark side” of Twittering. Now, I am a big believer in open communication and the potential power of social media. But this article reminds us that, theoretically, for every action, there is an equal andRead… Read more »

Do’s + Don’ts (twitter edition)

Over the years, I’ve had a chance to work with a number of talented PR and marketing professionals. One of the best, Susan Jacobsen, is particularly fun to talk with, as she is constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to trend spotting and implementing effective marketing and communication campaigns. Recently, I’ve turned toRead… Read more »

Learning to fail @ ACT/IAC’s Management of Change

Earlier today, at ACT/IAC’s Management of Change conference in Norfolk, VA, lunch featured NYU adjuct professor Clay Shirky. With two of my recent posts on my personal blog — DCSpring21 — referencing his thoughts and ideas, I’ll admit a certain sense of pride knowing more about the speaker’s thoughts and leanings on “new media” thanRead… Read more »

Ready to ride the Wave?

What will Google think of next? First Chrome debuts (complete with full comic storyboard detailing the web browser’s origins), and now bits + pieces about the company’s “Wave” project appear in various news sources. Hyped as a new means to communicate and collaborate on the web, Google bills its pending tool as: “…equal parts conversationRead… Read more »

Need a pep talk? Talk to Chuck.

I wonder if Washington (by which I mean government + industry alike) could take a page out of Schwab’s play book. I’m confident you’ve seen their recent ads that conclude with “Talk to Chuck;” less so that this recent article in Fast Company grabbed your attention. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I didn’tRead… Read more »

Moving into the cloud?

With the weekend’s hiccup in the IBM-Sun merger taking over this morning’s news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at this article in last week’s Economist about IBM’s so-called “Open Cloud Manifesto” (basically, an appeal to industry to make cloud computing components work together around common standards). Both IBM and SunRead… Read more »

Protecting our seas (c/o + a shout out to the EPA

“Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.” I thought to post this after spending time last night on the EPA’s greatRead… Read more »

A company and a tweet

I just finished reading Lauren Modeen’s post on “Twitter as a Focus Group;” if you’re marketing-inclined, a must read (especially if you’re like me and grappling with using Twitter to better promote a company). I have been on Twitter for a while now, and much like posting photos on Facebook, enjoy updating my ‘tweeps withRead… Read more »

One if by land and two if by tweet?

Imagine, if you will, our Department of Education proposing that Twitter be taught in elementary schools as part of a larger plan to make online communication and social media a permanent part of our educational system. Dare we add new courses in blogging, podcasting, and using social media sites to our traditional math, science, andRead… Read more »