Category Archives: Technology

In Case You Missed Them, Top #SFBatKid Tweets

It’s amazing to see all the support given to a young boy, Miles, who is being treated to a day he’ll always remember by the Make A Wish Foundation. Miles saw San Francisco transformed today and he went on an adventure as his idol, Batman. The city of San Francisco became Gotham for one special day and the Twittersphere was lighting up over it as it followed and contributed to the #SFBatKid hashtag. Continue reading

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Case Threatens Viability of an Open Internet

On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals will start hearing oral arguments in Verizon V. FCC, a “net neutrality” case where wireless provider Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order regulating how Internet service providers manage their networks. Verizon seeks to undo some of the regulatory power of the FCC. Continue reading

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My First Steps in Technology

Technology was first baked into my brain after I graduated from Pasadena High School. I managed to graduate from high school in 1986 after only having used a word-processing enabled computer a handful of times. I borrowed a couple of computers from friends to write papers and used another friends’s to play games.

This topic popped into my head because I’ll be attending the Tecnificate conference in Santa Barbara today and for many in the Santa Barbara area this may be their first inroad into technology. Continue reading

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Tecnifícate Conference Gets Techie in Riverside

[caption id="attachment_8980" align="alignright" width="150"]Ariel Coro Ariel Coro, Founder of the Tecnifícate Conference[/caption]I had the pleasure of attending the Tecnifícate Conference Saturday, April 28 at Riverside City College. The conference series is very unique in that it reaches out to the Spanish-speaking techie entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned at #NCMR13

Ten Things I learned at #NCMR13Hundreds of media activists made their way to Denver for the National Conference on Media Reform this past weekend. This was my first time attending the conference and really my first major exposure to the media reform community. I’ll be blogging more about media reform in the weeks to come but I wanted to share some of what I learned before I forget the details. Continue reading

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A Vine for its Time

I’m addicted to Vine, Twitter’s recently acquired 6-second video service. I Vine my dog-walking, my coffee-making, my cookie-baking, my car-washing. I Vine everything but my wife, and only because she won’t allow it. (If I ever do, I’ll also Vine my time in the doghouse after she finds out.)

It wasn’t too hard to become addicted. I’ve tried many video services before: YouTube, 12seconds, Qwik, and others that came and went even faster. Vine is right for its time. What makes it different? Continue reading

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Vine is Ready for its Close-up, Mr. DeMille

Like Alice going into the rabbit hole, I’ve become so addicted to and curious about Vine videos that I created a viewing platform, Vinormous.com. Vinormous, allows you to get your fill of 6-second Vine videos which have been posted to Twitter. Continue reading

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Four Ways to Add Vine Videos to Your Blog Post

Here are four ways to add Vine videos to your blog post. Continue reading

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How to Add Ecommerce Capability to Your Pinterest Board

This video tutorial shows you how to add ecommerce capability to your Pinterest Board. To make this happen we will tie our Pinterest pins to a social media friendly ecommerce site, Gumroad. This tutorial focuses on the Pinterest side of things but I have written about Gumroad in the past. Continue reading

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Who Stole Public Television?

Something curious happened while we were sleeping – public television has been stolen.

When broadcast stations moved from analog to digital transmissions and the old bunny ears would no longer be the baseline method to connect to television, millions were instantly hosed. I live in the Santa Clara River Valley so when I try to run my TV with one of those special digital converters, nothing happens. I am unable to pick up any channels. Continue reading

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