Here Comes The Remix

The term "remix" is far from foreign for the internet age we thrive in today. It seems as though every other song is an amalgamation of previous work, electronically altered and engineered to sound just different enough from its original construction. I could spend this entire post listing out popular music producers who've found their …

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How The Web Continues To Change The Future Of Business

Coined in 2004 by Wired's Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, the term "long tail" refers to the business concept that low-demand products have the potential to make up a market share that can surpass current best-sellers if they have a large enough distribution channel. So, what does this really mean? Essentially, Anderson believed that a significant profit could …

Product Management’s Seat In The Modern Newsroom

Like many aspects of the digital world, the role of product management is constantly evolving and broadening. As Dr. Royal mentioned in one of her videos, product management began in consumer marketing and focused primarily on sales, promotions, and distributions. It comes as no surprise though, that PM was forced to find its place among …

Women Who Code: A Step In The Right Direction

Last week, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication hosted its annual event Mass Comm Week, which allowed students to interact with professionals from various sectors in the communications industry. One of the panels I found most intriguing was the Women Who Code panel which featured five female tech industry professionals including; Kimberly Cook (Zenoss), …

Let’s Just Google It

Founded in 1998, the world's largest and most powerful search engine, Google, will turn 20 next year. It's hard to imagine what life would be like without this invaluable tool we take for granted every day. Can't remember the date of an important event? Google it! Want to know how tall the Eiffel Tower stands? …

How Society Has Adapted To The Fitness Tracking Evolution

On the process of diffusion... While reading Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations, I was blown away by the lagging pace at which society accepts new innovations—particularly when these innovations seem so blatantly more efficient than their predecessors. For instance, when Rogers talks about the water boiling case in a Peruvian village. Thinking as we do in the …