Archive for June, 2009

Since the news first broke of Philip Markoff’s arrest, I’ve become increasingly obsessed that we’ve reached the tipping point in the trend of real life blurring with online. That particular crime hit me hard when it came across the news scroll. The murders took place in cities I’ve frequented: Warwick, R.I. [...]

23 Jun, 2009

Did that really ever happen?

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: American life| nostalgia

If you’ve watched “Mad Men” (and if you haven’t, get thee to a Netflix account), I’m certain you’ve been struck by the constant puffing away by nearly every single character. Can’t you just imagine the fictitious stench wafting through those sleek, sexy, uber-stylized Sterling Cooper offices?
Yet while I wouldn’t know exactly how historically and culturally [...]

23 Jun, 2009

The importance of remembering

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: American life| Twitter

Anybody I’m connected with on Twitter or Facebook has surely noticed me giving lots of character-love to the troops-supporting fundraiser Tweet to ReMIND, which kicked off Memorial Day weekend and hits fever pitch as we approach the Fourth of July Weekend.  It’s a vital project that’s harnessing social media to give back to the men [...]

23 Jun, 2009

The supermobility era

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: globalization| mobility

Globalization has been the headline for years as it’s changed the face of communication, finance, business and society. But it’s not a stand-alone phenomenon; it’s totally dependent upon mobility. Constant movement from place to place has made the last few decades frenetic. In fact, we live in an era of supermobility.
Crops are supermobile: Fresh flowers [...]