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Web 2.0

SAS Social Media Manager job description

02.06.2009

Originally published on Conversations & Connections, my SAS social media blog For a while we were thinking of this job as Digital Media Manager, but a Google search for that phrase gets a lot more hits for software packages that help manage your digital media than it does for people who manage Web 2.0 activities. […]

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Caffeine + information overload = insomnia

11.12.2008

I never have trouble sleeping. The last time I remember having any real trouble getting to sleep was seven or eight years ago the night my house was robbed. Oh, and ten years or so ago when I decided to start drinking coffee. After a few weeks I was having rapid heartbeat and withdrawal headaches […]

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Local TV takes a cue from YouTube

11.11.2008

I get a news digest email several times a day from Local Tech Wire, the biz and tech web outlet of WRAL, our CBS affiliate. The editor, Rick Smith, provides some of the best and most in-depth business coverage in our area. He and colleague Valonda Calloway did a fascinating interview with SAS CEO Jim […]

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Quick! Choose one! Polar bears or Twitter?

11.10.2008

This morning I got hit by a headline on a wire service article that snapped my head back: “Web 2.0 investments dive in Q3 but cleantech surges.” “Oh, no,” I thought. “Here we go again. The media can’t declare something on the rise without simultaneously sounding the death knell for something else.” We saw the […]

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My name is David B. Thomas

11.09.2008

For most of my adult life, I’ve used David B. Thomas as my name. My father is David Thomas, without a middle name, so for one thing it helped distinguish us. (He was David NMI Thomas in the Army, for “No Middle Initial.”) Using my middle initial felt a bit stilted at times, because I […]

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Sometimes going part way is worse than not going at all

11.09.2008

The Mrs. and I just got back from a walk in our neighborhood. On the ground near every mailbox was a CD-ROM in a plastic bag. (I assume they were lying on the ground because you can’t legally put things in a mailbox unless you work for the USPS.) Turns out it’s the 2008-2009 UNC-Chapel […]

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