How Language Trends are Reflecting Societal Changes

This is part 3 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture. Are people still as curious about meaning and language, even against a backdrop of ‘fake news’ and … Continue reading How Language Trends are Reflecting Societal Changes

Language Culture, AI, and how Millennials are Changing the Rules

This is part 2 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture.

That time you discovered that you rank #1 on Google for something you really care about but weren’t trying to

#Longesttitleever. It’s St. Patrick’s Day today, so celebration and conversations about luck are in the air. But it’s rainy here, and unseasonably cold in Northern California, so my Saturday started with sleeping in and staying under the covers doing the ultimate time suck – scrolling social media. As I spent the hours on Twitter (growing … Continue reading That time you discovered that you rank #1 on Google for something you really care about but weren’t trying to

If a Social Media Stunt was Alone in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear it?

I love social media. When done well, it can deepen existing relationships, forge new ones, and entertain and delight. But does anyone else feel like it's starting to turn on itself? Mashable recently reported on the "Top Social Hoaxes of 2013" and recounted many stunts pulled by professionals meant to look like real time, real … Continue reading If a Social Media Stunt was Alone in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear it?

Ain’t Everybody Got Time For ‘Dis?!

Earlier this week, a group of three women in Ohio stormed into a Victoria's Secret store and stole 62 bras. They were in and out so quickly that to date, they still haven't been apprehended (or shall I say, “busted”?! 😉 One of the women was, however, caught on the shopping mall security camera (pictured … Continue reading Ain’t Everybody Got Time For ‘Dis?!