Archive For The “State of the Industry” Category

Health Care Quality & Statistics News of the Week, 3/19/14

By | March 19, 2014

Health care quality and quality statistics overview — and conference opportunities abound!

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Health Care Quality & Stats – Industry News of the Week (2/19/14)

By | February 19, 2014

News from health care quality and quality statistics, for the week 2/19/14.

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If Truly “Content is King,” Why Do So Many Crown their Crap?

By | May 12, 2013


The stuff you put on the Internet under your name should be your best work, presenting a novel perspective of insider information that others won’t easily find elsewhere. Never put a crown on your generic crap and call it good, simply for the sake of “being present.”

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Securing Your WordPress Installation

By | March 10, 2013

Eternal vigilance is the price of a well-functioning website.

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Some Thoughts on the Inanity of Most “Expert” Web Content

By | November 25, 2012


When your theme is “Web marketing” or “social media,” though, there are so many people churning out the exact same content that new insights come rarely. Some writers get around this barrier by going pseudo-philosophical, presenting gentle exhortations and pep-talks as a surrogate for new ideas. This strategy is akin to deciding that you’ve exhausted your skills as a bartender so you’re going to breathlessly release new gin-and-tonic recipes, each one bold and visionary because you’re changing the brand of gin or the ratio of tonic. Bottom line: It’s still a gin and tonic.

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Do-Not-Track Scaremongering An Exercise in Self-Serving Hypocrisy

By | September 23, 2012


Truth is, the whole AdTech market is screwed up; too many liberties have been taken for too long with consumer data that any backlash or correction really will have a non-trivial impact on the market. But the backlash is necessary: There’s simply no good justification for a commercial firm to track and aggregate a person’s private or behavioral data against his will, then package and sell it for a profit.

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Web Search: A Bitter Lamentation

By | June 3, 2012


In a perfect world, search engines would help you discover what you’re looking for. In the real world, search engines give you what you think you deserve.

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Quick Thoughts re: Alternative Model of Journalism Monetization

By | March 18, 2012


Journalism can thrive in the new media market if the industry stops looking at every other news organization as a potential competitor and instead embraces a culture of collaboration.

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Enough Already With All The Stinkin’ Apps!

By | February 5, 2012

Flavor-of-the-week hype is great for bloggers and magazine writers — it pays their bills — but it merely enrages those of us who have grown weary of the overload.

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Three Predictions About the Future of Print Media

By | December 17, 2011

The future for newspapers, magazines and book publishers isn’t bright, but disaster is avoidable. If only the masters of the print domain summon the courage to change what they can, while they can.

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