About John Vasko

I'm a new media enthusiast who enjoys developing websites that engage audiences and drive revenue. I'm always interested in what's new on the web and try my best to keep up. I live in NYC with my partner of 5 years and am thrilled to be alive in this very important time in our history.

Jet Blue Did the Right Thing.

Jet Blue’s former employee Steven Slater has become somewhat of a national hero. We can identify with getting so fed up with a job, you just lose it and go crazy. We identify with Steven Slater even though we know what he did was ultimately too much. We identify with him despite how unpopular airlines are these days.

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The Future of Local Event at Internet Week New York, 2010

The Future of Local is a recurring event gathering digital marketing professionals to discuss trends, opportunities, and case studies around geo-digital marketing. This particular Future of Local event took place during and as part of Internet Week New York, 2010. The event consisted of 3 brief pitches on startups catering to local marketing, either for consumers as in the case of Continue reading

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How Google is Helping Small Businesses State By State

Google‘s U.S. Economic Impact is notable. Despite the many who’d like to claim that Google is destroying the newspaper industry (although a recent article in The Atlantic discusses how Google is working with publishers to preserve journalism), Google has made a significant impact to the bottom line of many U.S. businesses. Yes, we know this is PR spin on Google’s part but it’s still good news. Continue reading

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Google Chrome Tests: Geek Never Looked So Cool

I stumbled upon Techcrunch‘s post entitled Chrome Now Faster Than A Speeding Potato. Google’s Rube Goldberg-ian Video Proves It, where reveal the making of video for the videos (released tomorrow) that will show people just how fast the newest build of Google Chrome is as a browser. So how much fun exactly is it to work at Google? Watching this video, it seems that Geek Never Looked So Cool, at least to me.

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The Future of WordPress from Matt Mullenwig

Here’s a quick video I found @Mashable that highlights an interview they had with the founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenwig, at WordcampSF. It sounds like future versions of @Wordpress will strive for even more simplicity and less friction in quick blogging. He compliments @Tumblr on how easy they make it. This is a quick video and worth watching.

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