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Mark Edwards
St. Louis, MO
Broadcast and Multi Media content innovator
Interests: broadcasting, radio, internet, social media, Chicago Cubs, news, technology,
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Tom, great thoughts as usual. the things you talk about for public broadcasting and other brands have a host of applications, and really got my brain going on this chilly Monday morning. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and showing how the things the big brands are doing, right and wrong, apply to all media, not just public radio.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2012 on The madness of people. at Tom Asacker
Some thoughts on media.. Earlier this week, at (*) The Guardian’s Activate NYC 2012 conference I shared some of my thoughts about the future of media. Craig Kanalley of The Huffington Post has a good summary of the day, but here are some of the key points I was trying... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
There's a remarkable lady named Hilary Rosen. These days, she's a political consultant and a regular contributor to CNN. I met her once, many years ago, when she was President of RIAA, the Recording Industry Association Of America. We didn't exactly see eye to eye on the issue of music... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
It's no secret that I'm strongly opposed to the SOPA and PIPA bills currently winding their way through the House and Senate. There's no shortage of my thoughts on this awful piece of legislation on all of my outlets on the Interwebz, and here is a summary of what the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
via Via You already know how I feel about this horrendous law. Besides, the infographic is prettier than anything I could write. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
There’s no doubt about it, social media has drastically changed the way we, as humans, interact with each other. The question is, though, is it changing the way, or destroying the way? This infographic, curiously made by the folks at Assisted Living Today, suggests that social networking is shortening our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
I’ve lived a somewhat nomadic existence in my adult life, moving from Richmond to Miami to New Orleans to New York to Raleigh to St. Petersburg. Six years ago my wife and I reluctantly moved to St. Louis but very quickly found it to be a great place to live,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
I'm learning some hard lessons in the job search. I've already written about the challenges companies put in the way of job seekers by using online application and evaluation systems and how hard it is to speak with a hiring manager because they hide behind these bots. Today, I applied... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
When you hear the term "on the beach", you think of hanging out near the water, resting and relaxing. As long as I've been in the radio business, "on the beach" was a euphemism for "unemployed", which is what I am these days. This post isn't to ask for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
2 inShare In between our news on fast food, bacon and the latest shows on the Food Network, we can’t leave you without an occasional food history lesson. November 26th is National Cake Day, a holiday that reminds how wonderful dessert can be, and how truly colorful a history our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES, JULIA ANGWIN and STEVE STECKLOW Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Surveillance Catalog The techniques described in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
A decade ago, the digital music world was at war, and since then times seemed to have changed for the better. Thankfully, the conflict between technological innovation and the established entertainment industry has evolved from an all-out war to a more productive (if occasionally challenging) dialogue between artists, producers, distributors... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
(Mike Licht) Melissa couldn't get any reception around her home on her iPhone, despite living only 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. Zero bars. It wasn't just annoying to always miss calls, it was also damaging her rental business. But thanks to a detailed, and snarky, email to the CEO of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET By Cory Doctorow at 8:51 am Friday, Nov 11 Tiffiny from Fight for the Future sez, Google knows it. Viacom knows it. The Chamber of Commerce knows it. Internet democracy groups know it. BoingBoing knows it. But, the Internet hasn't been told yet -- we're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Today is a special day, a day we dedicate to the legendary rock star Nigel Tufnel. Today is Nigel Tufnel Day! If you are unaware of Mr. Tufnel's body of work, you need only look at his Wikipedia bio or watch this video clip of his brillianace: ; Sadly,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Own that runway girl! The world may have just lost a wildly unhinged fascist dictator, but hell just gained a wildly uninhibited fashion icon. Had Gaddafi been a contestant on Project Runway, there is no way he would ever have been accused of "boring Nina," though he might have gotten... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Westboro Church Will Protest Jobs’ Funeral, Uses iPhone to Make Announcement You can add awesome computers, music-changing iPods and revolutionary iPhones to the list of things God apparently hates according to the hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church. The outfit- headed up by prejudice-monger Fred Phelps and daughter Megan- has made a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
CUPERTINO (The Borowitz Report) – A clever work-around discovered by a tech-savvy smart phone user has enabled millions of consumers to avoid buying Apple’s heavily touted iPhone 4S: at the end of emails, they merely type, “Sent from my iPhone 4S.” Tracy Klugian, a self-described “gizmo fanatic” from Akron, Ohio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
The nation’s major mobile-phone providers are keeping a treasure trove of sensitive data on their customers, according to newly-released Justice Department internal memo that for the first time reveals the data retention policies of America’s largest telecoms. The single-page Department of Justice document, “Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers,”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
No disrespect intended, but a new way to wish you and yours a happy Rosh Hashanah. A video and a lovely card if you prefer images that don't move. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Many thanks to The Inquisitr for finding this story. Being a professional broadcaster (and not just playing one on television) I find this quite amusing and disgusting at the same time. The only kind of contest I can do is give away tons of cash on 99.7 The Point in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Coming Soon - The Daily Show Remembers 9/13/2001 Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Perhaps you, like me, are pretty close to having your, excuse the expression, head explode over every channel on TV (including ESPN News) running almost constant 9/11 programming since yesterday. Today is something else very special, National Grandparents Day. I've lost all my Grandparents, and I miss them. But sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited
Image: See Also: Someone Is Willing To Pay A WHOLE Lot Of Money To Get Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Off The Market News360 Is Changing The Content Delivery Game International News Startup The Local Launches In France Perhaps the strangest thing about the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Mark Edwards Unlimited