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surpriseArticles you may have missed from some often overlooked sources, and some stalwarts.  Commentaries on Media and Marketing Trends, Social Media, Supercomputers, and Giants of Industry and Titans like Twitter.    The perfect diversion for a July 4th long weekend as the fires die down.  Enjoy.  FYI, this is a bit of an experimental post to understand if this type of content/digest approach has value.  Let me know.

THE MONTHLIES

Harvard Business Review: Gen Y & Boomers Have More In Common Than You Think, July/August 2009.   Two large surveys of college grads reveal remarkable similarities between Baby Boomers and Generation Y – the oldest and youngest groups in the workforce.  Implications for employers are discussed w/r/t attracting and keeping talent, and in work environment design. What makes ‘em tick, how do you satisfy.  Key dimensions such as Ambition, Loyalty, “Me to We”, Networking, etc. highlighted.

Fast Company: The Evolution of Amazon.com.  July/August 2009.  An exploration of AMZN founder Jeff Bezos’ attempt to “out Jobs, Steve Jobs…”  as Bezos amps up the digital media reading experience with KindleII and attempts to do to the book business what Apple did to the music business.

WIRED: The Battle Shaping Up:  Facebook v. Google. July 2009.   The article delves into Facebooks reputed 4-step plan for Online domination with social networks at the center of everything web, from search to branding to xxx.  Related article:  NYT April:  “Do you own Facebook, or does Facebook own you”.  Added color interview withMark Zuckerberg

Forbes Insights, In Association w/Google:  The Rise of the Digital C-Suite, July2009.  How executives locate and filter business information:  Internet is the top information resource; generation shift occurring; personal search increasing; mainstream search engines prominent; execs under 40 most willing to engage.

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BONUS ROUND

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show A video Twitter Frenzy March2009Too funny to ignore

Obama administration roles out IT Dashboard: July 2009. Information about the federal government’s information technology spending and investment.

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ONLINE, the DAILIES and WEEKLIES

Washington Post: Is Twitter a Player in Iran’s Drama. June 17, 2009.

Huffington Post:  Congressmen learn to use Twitter.  June 12, 2009.

HPCwire: The fastest computers in the world,  June, 2009. The new Top 10 list just announced from the Hamburg SuperComputing Tradeshow.  Also, a companion story in Richmond Times-Dispatch: will big computers outthink us?

Village Voice:  (With a nod to this week’s  start of the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong’s Twitter Misadventure, April 2009

Rolling Stone:  The Mind Behind “Mad Men” June 25, 2009.  A brief QA with creator Matthew Weiner as he discusses what’s ahead for the 1960s parody of Advertising Agency moves into Season three (1964 setting: think Gulf of Tonkin, Civil Rights Act…).

 

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