In my debut article for The Social Media Monthly in October 2011, I covered a passionate territory of Twitter culture: Red Sox Nation. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, this subject was near and dear to my heart. I looked at ways in which the team was beginning to engage with fans as well as the frequency with which they formed lasting offline friendships.
In this blog post for The Social Media Monthly, I chronicled how New Yorkers shared the experience of Superstorm Sandy and banded together during one of the worst environmental disasters in the city's history.
In this cover story for The Social Media Monthly's April 2012 issue, I explored the burgeoning popularity of Spotify and Pandora along with attendant concerns about artist compensation.
This feature story for The Social Media Monthly's October/November 2012 issue covered the social media policies of the major American professional sports leagues. To my knowledge, it's the only longform article written on this subject to date.
I interviewed Guy Kawasaki on his recently-released book What the Plus?!, in which he claimed that Google Plus was the next great social network about to hit the mainstream.
In this January 2012 article for The Social Media Monthly, I reviewed the state of social in the NFL. Included was an interview with LaMarr Woodley, then a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, about the ways in which he connected with fans using Facebook and Twitter as well as Tout.
Location-based social dating was beginning to overtake traditional web-based dating sites by the summer of 2012, and in this article I covered the rise of new apps like Zoosk, Skout and Grindr. I also took a look at how more established sites such as HowAboutWe tried to distinguish themselves in light of this new competition.
I covered two emerging startups for this December 2011 article: Voyurl and Aurasma. Now well known, Aurasma is an augmented reality app used for everything from advertisements to education. Voyurl turns the experience of ubiquitous personal data collection on its head, presenting a data profile to each user so that he or she can make informed choices about data privacy.
In this article for The Social Media Monthly's June 2012 issue, I covered the first-ever DEMO Asia conference for tech startups held in Singapore.
I covered the first ever DEMO Africa conference live from Nairobi, Kenya for The Social Media Monthly. In my second post from the conference, I recapped the day's presentations from emerging tech startups across the continent.