Interviewing Tips from Russell Brand

This video, an interview with Russell Brand on MSNBC, is making its way around the Internet this week. Take a few minutes and watch, if you haven’t yet. It’s worth it. Hilarious, yes, but for me, it’s mostly cringe-worthy. Russell Brand is known for enjoying “stirring the pot” with interviewers, but I’ve never seen him […]

Why You Should Care About Who Shot J.R.

First things first. For those of you who weren’t old enough to watch prime time TV dramas in the 80s, go read up on “Who Shot J.R.”, then come back. For the rest of us, November 21st was the 30th anniversary of the airing of that now famous episode of Dallas. At that time, it […]

What Marshall McLuhan Knew About Social Media

I came across a great article on Brain the other day, featuring the Canadian icon of media thought, Marshall McLuhan. You may know McLuhan best for his famous quote “The medium is the message”. I’ve studied McLuhan for about as long as I’ve been involved in media and communications, and if you’re a media […]

The Culture of Free and Why it Needs to Change

I have to get something off my chest. I’m going to try not to sound too ranty, and I really do want to know what you think (especially if you don’t agree). We live in a culture of Free. Free is not bad. But, in order for social business to be successful, many attitudes are […]

Want To Be Taken Seriously? It’s Up To You, Tweetheart.

Let me start this one by saying first off that I don’t consider myself a feminist. There. We got that out of the way. I have spent the majority of my career in male-dominated professions. I’ve been the only female camera operator in media scrums (elbows up!), the only woman on the web development team, […]

Old Friends. New Media.

Just a few thoughts I had after a lovely evening with an old friend. Old Friends. New Media. from Sue Murphy on Vimeo.

Confessions of a Media Junkie

My business partner and I negotiated late into the night last night and we’ve come to a very critical decision. It wasn’t easy to do, but we know it’s the right thing for us. We’re totally getting some ShamWows. The first step. I have a terrible addiction to media. All kinds of media. Yes, even […]

A Word to the Wise About Noise

Remember the Information Superhighway? Hundreds of TV channels. Thousands of radio stations. The world at your fingertips through a telephone line. Information any time, any where, any how. It was a promise of things to come, and it came. With a vengeance. 10 years after the vision of the Info Highway was created, it’s now […]

This Changes Everything

As Americans head to the polls today, I am struck by something that I think is pretty profound. For the first time, the Internet is really changing the way this election day is unfolding. Not just for Americans, but for everyone. Sitting up here in the Great White North, I often wonder why the U.S. […]

How Labels Make Us Miss the Point

Labels. Our world is consumed by attaching labels to things, and then identifying with those labels entirely, to the point where the entire meaning of what that thing represents is lost. Consider politics. Our politicians are depicted in both Canada and the U.S. based on labels. It’s not how well they can do the job, […]