Tag Archives: Culture & Society

Twitter Overtakes New York Times, Bests 911

Yes, you read the headline correctly. According to comScore and as reported by TechCrunch yesterday, Twitter now has more unique visitors each month than The New York Times and the […]

Virtual Play Patterns

My colleague Scott Traylor of 360 Kid regularly writes thoughtful and timely pieces about kids, toys and digital media, and his latest article for the May 2009 issue of Playthings […]

The Future of Learning

Beginning this September New York City will be home to Quest to Learn, one of the most innovative 6-12th grade public schools in the country, that will use game design […]

Is There a Downside to the Upside of Social Media?

Between the Susan Boyle phenomenon, participating in a panel discussion on the importance of social media in business as part of NYC Entrepreneur Week and watching clients eyes cross when […]

Susan Boyle Meets the (Social) Media

Just minutes after West Lothian phenom Susan Boyle walked onto the stage of Britian’s Got Talent last Saturday night, even snarky Simon Cowell’s heart was melting under the brilliance of […]

Top 50 Social Media Brands

If a brand is at essence a promise and a collection of public perceptions, and arguably it is, monitoring a brand’s currency in social media should be the best way […]

Do Video Games Prepare Kids for the Future?

Many video games take place in a fantastically violent, post-apocalyptic landscape, but are these games adequately preparing kids for the future? Listen in as Clifford Baynes and his colleagues tackle […]

Still Not Getting Twitter?

Are you still mystified by Twitter? In this video from TED, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams describes Twitter’s roots and reveals many of the ideas driving its growth have come from […]

Toy Fair Brain Dump

Our friend Warren Buckleitner, Editor of Children’s Technology of Review (www.childrenssoftware.com), gives an impromptu brain dump of Toy Fair ’09. On his mind: the explosion of virtual world-real toy hybrids […]

Brand You According to Google

Let’s face it, the ability to manage and control our personal and professional identities has taken a big hit thanks to web services like Google, MySpace, Facebook, social bookmarking and […]