Not that this movie is the best example of writers, but I am sitting here watching the documentary New York in the Fifties, hearing how writers moved to New York City in the 1950’s and the beatniks movement. This is confirming my thought on the ideas that we are entering “The Age of the Writer”. This may not be a beatnik movement but a period where more and more writers, filmmakers, and other creative types are going to be needed to produce the content that companies need to market. Our updates are more frequent in the digital world and we need more people to create them.

Sky View of Downtown Manhattan circa 1950

Sky View of Downtown Manhattan circa 1950

The beatniks and the hippies changed society. The writers and bloggers of today are changing the way businesses operate and to a certain level, breaking down the boundaries of big money business. Smaller companies use social and digital marketing with a more impact. Doesn’t The Huffington Post now get more views than The New York Times? TMZ is one of the most popular blogs on the Web.

Everyone has a voice, even me with this blog. This doesn’t mean that everyone is heard. It’s not easy to cut through the clutter, but if you can post it, then it has the chance of being viewed unlike never before. The need for new content will not cease making this not only the age of the writer, but the age of the filmmaker, and the age of the creator.

If you have a chance check out the movie the Netflix version of New York in the Fifties streaming.


Social Optimization and Web Strategy

May 30, 2011

I was recently asked to put come up with an overall Web strategy, the result of which is this presentation which is embedded here. In thinking about this I had to take into account all of the things that affect the productivity and efficiency of a site. From stickiness, to SEO and now social, each […]

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The Physician Blogger: Not that Strange

April 26, 2011

If you ask a doctor if they should participate in social media, it seems as if the same excuse comes up time and time again. That such involvement would create a breach of physician and patient privacy. This is said even though most doctors have been marketing in one form or another for many years. […]

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The Blog as Power Station

February 23, 2011

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this blog, but part of that has been to gathering my thoughts on how social media is affecting the way all organizations market. During that time my ideas have solidified on how important a blog should be for every web site. Why is that? People don”t naturally come […]

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BuddyPress use at CUNY – WordCamp 2010

November 7, 2010

CUNY wanted to create a Web site for the 23 different campuses could communicate. There were roles across the campuses that are similar, yet, the people within these positions would normally not be aware of each other. After some research, CUNY’s Matthew Gold came up with BuddyPress. BuddyPress is a plug-in for WordPress that has […]

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Anthologize WordPress Plug-In WordCampNYC2010

October 24, 2010

Writers who want to create an e-publication from a blog, should check out the Anthologize plug-in that turns your WordPress posts into an exportable electronic text by following these easy steps. Install the Anthologize plug in to WordPress. Create a project. Then create “parts”. Each project will be one book or one publication. Each “part” […]

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Social Media For Adults: Ariana Huffington of Huffington Post and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook

October 3, 2010

With Advertising Week in full force last week, there were plenty of takeaways from the Huffington Post discussions held on BB King’s on Wednesday the 29th. Before Ariana Huffington of the Huffington Post and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, we learned some interesting facts about the Huffington Post from it’s CEO Eric Hippeau: Huffington Post started […]

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