February 26, 2011
I’m the first to admit that when I want something, I don’t like to wait too long to have it. Nothing was more satisfying than embarking on my search for office artwork on Thursday, only to have a collection in hand on Friday afternoon. That, however, was a nearly cosmic sequence of events. Not everything can always come together so quickly. Building a house, starting a business, even having a baby. All things happen in due course.
With websites, it’s not like running to the store and getting immediate satisfaction from a purchase. I’ve had clients liken their website-building experience to being “pregnant” with their concept, with the end goal of “delivering” a beautiful website (they say these things, not me, I swear). As much as I can relate to the seemingly never-ending gestational process, I’d say website construction is more like house-building. I haven’t personally built a house but I was heavily involved in the remodel of half of my house, from gutting to finishing touches, and I know how much planning, design, shopping and patience a project like that takes. While the home improvement shows make it look easy, they’re also squeezing weeks and months into a 30-minute show.
February 18, 2011
While world news becomes increasingly relevant in the social media space, with trending topics and interactive groups bringing added visibility to realities that we may otherwise be oblivious to, nothing brings that into focus quite as much as the recent Egyptian Revolution. Analyzing the role of social media in this situation and how it created added pressure for political change is quite remarkable. This week’s blog post is contributed by a guest writer, Thomas Morrison,on the role social media played in changing the history of Egypt.
The Powerful Effect of Social Media in Egypt
By Thomas Morrison
Social media is no longer simply about allowing your friends to see what you are thinking or for posting photos of your family vacation to Aruba. Social media has quickly become the most influential factors in grassroots socio-political organization. The January 25 revolution in Egypt gained a major foothold as a result of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. Individuals have used social media to increase government transparency and mobilize like-minded individuals. (more…)
February 2, 2011
Yes, that’s a Cat in the Hat reference (Thing One, Thing Two). I’ve been watching it all day with a sick little boy on this snowed-in work-from-home day.
And probably as a result of spending five full days working from my home office watching the snow pile up around our hilltop home, I have been doing a lot of thinking about miscellaneous topics and realized that this blog is getting stuffy with all kinds of technical factual business, and it might be interesting to know a little bit more about the voice behind it. So I have committed to a series of random posts further introducing myself.
I became a C.E.O. “officially” the day before I gave birth to my second son. It would have still be memorable for me I think even if it hadn’t been permanently associated with Aedan arriving five weeks early. Surprise! The timing is appropriate however, as I have literally raised my business along with my children for the past five years. When asked “Who’s the boss?” a couple years ago Sean would quickly tell you, “Mommy.” Now he’s five and that answer has changed to “Me,” or even sometimes, “Aedan.” (Two year olds are always in charge.) (more…)