Tag Archives: Marshall McLuhan

Social Media: Vast Wasteland 2.0

The golden era has ended…yet again. Media and movements (often entwined) arise and thrive in this so-called gilded time. We marvel at new capabilities, new ideas, new diversions. But then the luster dulls. It is happening to social media–and by … Continue reading

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Zapruder Nation

Originally published in November 2013 for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Reposted now to coincide with the release of previously withheld files on the assassination. It is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The resultant reverence, pain … Continue reading

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Public Relations, Public Speaking and Trump

With his unconventional campaign for president, Donald Trump offers lessons in two subjects I teach: public relations and public speaking. Public Relations: The New York Times reports that Trump is willing to spend $100 million of his own money on … Continue reading

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