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 her song. So too everyone fortunate to be watching the show live...

Art Attack

It’s Friday and time for an art attack. Whichever art you practice the act of making art means doing things because they feel right. Not from an intellectual construct, but a flow from idea to expression to idea to expression until you know the thing is done. At...

Tivo is Dead, Long Live Tivo!

Since I started using Hulu and more recently learned about the open-source video aggregation software Miro and the video sharing plugin Kaltura, it seemed to me that Tivo’s days were numbered. Evidently I’m not the only one. In her Halloween post on the...

Joost-o-Matic

What a difference a year makes in the life of a technology start-up. Not that long ago I was singing the praises of Joost, a peer-to-peer video streaming technology that promised a huge boost in quality and performance. Actually, Joost did pretty well delivering on...