‘Net Neutrality’ is an essential upgrade to the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine. Let’s protect it.

When there were only a handful of public media outlets more than 50 years ago, the Fairness Doctrine¬† seemed necessary because it required broadcasters to present both sides of controversial issues. Today, that thinking behind the doctrine is as dated as the mainstream media itself. The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States[…]

How to Thwart Mobile Text Spammers

When I get more text messages on my mobile phone from mobile spammers than my teenage daughter, something is wrong. If you have the same problem, take these steps to eliminate text-based SPAM. I’ve been receiving a barrage of unsolicited text messages lately from companies offering secret shopper opportunities, details on secret crushes, and ways[…]

Kerpen’s ‘Likeable’ is a good companion for social media

Although social media has become a mainstream business strategy, there are few ‘how-to’ books that you can hand business owners who are eager to get started with social media.¬† The newest of these is Likeable Social Media by David Kerpen. At more than 140 characters, the title of Dave Kerpen’s 2011 social media handbook may[…]