I Love Shane Hipps But I Disagree a Little


Shane Hipps is a Mennonite pastor in Arizona and the author of The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture and the recently released Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith. His first book had a profound impact on me, and I’m excited that he’s expanded on some of the thoughts in that book in applying them […]

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Facebook Isn’t Going to Kill Twitter


The big news is that Facebook has opened its API so that status updates will be able to exist outside of the walled garden. sensationalistically says “Say Goodbye to Twitter.” Yep, they got me to link to them with their sensational linkbait. (sigh) AllFacebook obviously has a bias—they’re a blog all about Facebook. I […]

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Listening in on Kevin Rose and Gary V


Last night around 10:40 p.m., I saw an update on Twitter from Gary Vaynerchuk asking, I want to stream live with a friend we are in 2 locations we want u to see both of us, is there a platform? how do we do? I shot back a quick reply, @garyvee Have you guys tried […]

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BarCampCLT: Signs of Creative Life in the Queen City?


I had a great time on Saturday attending the first-ever BarCamp in Charlotte, organized by Phillip Dodds and faithfully executed (in Phillip’s absence due to chicken pox!) by Justin Ruckman (among others). One of the best parts about BarCamp—which, for the uninitiated, is an Internet/tech “un-conference”—is just getting to meet a lot of interesting people […]

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Download This Podcast


I was interviewed just after Christmas by Jonathan Blundell for the Something Beautiful podcast, and it just came out this week. It’s their first podcast of 2009, and I’m attempting to break their download record so please go and download the podcast! I really enjoyed talking to Jonathan and sharing a bit of my personal […]

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I Need Help!


Well, besides simply stating the obvious, the title of this missive is an S.O.S. to the Web world to seek the wisdom (and emotional/technical/editorial bandwidth) of the crowds for three website projects that I’ve been kicking around, that I feel some emotional investment in, but I simply don’t have the energy to pull-off on my […]

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knightopia 3.0


Tuesday, November 4, 2008, was a historic day for our nation. Yes, that is the day I quietly celebrated my five-year anniversary of blogging. (please hold your applause) On that day in 2003, I embarked on my inaugural voyage into the blogosphere. And, let me tell you, a lot has changed in five years. I […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Online Forum


A shift occurred this past week. It’s too early to tell what the long-term effects or significance of it will be, but my cheese has definitely moved—from my blog over to my Facebook profile. Now that Facebook has refashioned itself as an aggregator for all kinds of online content feeds, my profile there has become […]

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