Megan and I went to see Erin Brockovich speak at Wake Forest University tonight. Ms. Brockovich was an entertaining speaker and we're glad our friends at Yadkin Riverkeeper and other organizations were able to bring her in. There was quite a crowd and some media attention, and we're thrilled that hopefully the event will help shed some light on a very important issue — the fight to prevent the renewal of Alcoa's license to continue operating dams on the Yadkin River.
Last week Steve Jobs posted his Flash manifesto, outlining why Apple has barred Adobe's Flash from Apple's mobile products, including the iPhone and iPad, and quite a brouhaha ensued. This brings up come important issues for those of us seeking to ensure that content we publish on the web has the broadest possible audience.
Twitter has officially launched their answer to Google AdWords: "Promoted Tweets." The platform will allow advertisers to place their tweets at the top of keyword search results, and future plans include full integration with third party apps and direct placement in user Twitter streams. If a particular "Promoted Tweet" is not "resonating" (AKA replies, clicks, and other metrics), Twitter will pull the ad without cost to the advertiser.