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Curating news about media, community and technology for people who aren't geeks. Maintained since August, 2000 by Rex Hammock, Founder/CEO of the content marketing and media firm, Hammock Inc..

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Thoughts on Today’s Solar Eclipse (August 21, 2017)

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:02:29 +0000

  (Update: Bottom of post.) I keep forgetting. Am I supposed to stare at the sun until my eyeballs bleed? Or is it, poke holes in them with a pin? (Notice: That was a satirical jab at the ubiquitous warnings not to stare at the sun. Do not attempt to stare at the sun or […]

What You Can Learn From Damn Research

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:27:45 +0000

Survey says: People who swear appear to be more honest than those who don't.

USA Yesterday

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:37:48 +0000

Over the years, I’ve written a few scathing observations about Gannett (owner of the daily newspaper in my hometown of Nashville, The Tennessean) and the lawyers and corporate finance people who ruined lots of independent newspapers by buying them, calling them Gannett, slashing budgets, and then killing them in various ways. Employees and customers got screwed […]

The Doodle is the Message

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:28:28 +0000

A Google Doodle today commemorates the 106th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan. A few years ago, I submitted an article to an editor describing Osmo Wiio as the Marshall McLuhan of Finland. “Our readers will have to google Marshall McLuhan and Osmo Wiio to figure out what you mean,” the editor emailed me […]