"Follow liberally," exhorts Liz Heron. "You never know who will lead you to discover something unique or important." This is one of "The Rules of Social Media" that Fast Company thinks we all should adhere to. Heron, who runs social media for the Wall Street Journal, doesn't mean "liberally" in a p ... More >>
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Fast Company has published what might be the best, clearest look at the how the contours of the tech landscape are shaping themselves, and how that landscape has come to be dominated by four companies. I was alerted to the article via a tweet by Chronicle tech reporter Casey Newton who characte ... More >>
Earlier this week, Fast Company published an interesting -- and alarming, in that now ol' familiar way -- story about changing fish populations in European waters. The gist of the story is that the North Sea is warming much faster than other major bodies of water, and important cold-water species ... More >>
Hanna Raskin/Seattle WeeklyStockbox Grocers is smaller than most studio apartments.While design-minded San Franciscans have been making pilgrimages to Hayes Valley to watch Proxy SF's shipping-container complex of restaurants and shops slowly grow -- or at least that's their excuse for returning ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. Jonathan KauffmanPalmyra's kibbi plate. 1. Kibbi. I finally got a chance to stop at Palmyra, the Syrian restaurant on the corner of Haight and Pierce that still looks an awful lot ... More >>
Like a shaggy George Washington crossing a Delaware of hipstersHappy Gregg Gillis Day! Oh, you thought it was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Get with the times, fossil. December 7 is now a holiday devoted to the one-man dynamo of exhaustive intertextuality that is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk -- ... More >>
You think that looks like a real Chevron ad? We agree. An apparent Chevron ad campaign decrying the oil giant's years of polluting Third World locales and pledging to change its ways was the spitting image of the real thing. But Scrooge-like changes of heart are only for the movies. The San Ramon ... More >>
You can add another entry to the annals of botched social media campaigns; Fast Company and San Francisco based digital marketing agency Mekanism turned Fast Company readers into digital guinea pigs this morning with The Influence Project, an ornate marketing rickroll where users had to register the ... More >>
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Does 'sustainability' mean meddling in workers' personal lives? San Francisco's Act Now Productions seems to think so.
The Defense Department hires a New Economy futurist to help fight terror. Don't you feel safer already?
Fangxaminer Watch continues; dot-com failures and the economy
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