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Posts about Community

How Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Is Crowdsourcing Done Right

One of my favorite NPR shows is Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. It’s a weekly news/comedy show, where a host…

How To Save A Newsweekly in 5 Easy* Steps

Newsweek is for sale. While sad, it’s also an amazing opportunity to reinvent what a newsweekly could be. And it…

Fertile Medium

Heather and I have been avid Flickr members since the very beginning. So when Yahoo bought them and they started…

The Green Hair Theory

Here, in the last few seconds of my fifteen minutes of SEO infamy, I wanted to leave you with the words of another fucked up dude. If someone tells you that your hair is green, the only reason to get defensive is if it’s true.

Upcoming Appearances

I’m really excited about a couple upcoming appearances. Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference, Memphis, 8-11 October I’ll be a panelist along…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Instagram and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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