Why I Unfollowed You On Instagram

The Social Network is Yesterday, The Interest Feed is Tomorrow Curation + Personalization In October 2011 I gave a presentation called The Race To Be Trusted. I was pulling on a thread handed to me by Andy Weissman regarding the evolution of Internet content distribution. In short: THE AOL ERA: Navigation via URL (e.g. http://cs.indiana.edu/~irogers). […]

Getting Ready for Americana Music Festival Next Week

If you love Americana music you need to be at Americana Music Festival in Nashville next week. 150+ live performances at historic venues starting with a star-studded award show at The Ryman — it’s up there with the best of the year. To get ready I asked my mom (@paulette on Beats Music — if […]

BUDDYHEAD PRESENT: PUNKS NOT DEAD, ITS RESTING

I’ve heard both sides for the arguments of punk being dead, or not dead, and I’ve gotta say… I’m pretty sure that it’s just resting. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite punk songs, but as you can see nothing newer than 2001… which is about when it took it’s nap for me. Let’s […]

For Today’s Workout: IRONMAN

[Yesterday Beats Music’s Head of Hip Hop/R&B Programming Carl Chery sent me this playlist — he knew it was my thing. Last night I took it on a test run, literally, four and half miles. I loved it and asked if he’d share it here. Enjoy. – ian] There‚Äôs a science to curating these playlists. […]

2013 LA Marathon Hurt Me Lots

Just home from running the LA Marathon. I’m showered and, thankfully, walking again. When I walked in the door I could barely pick up my right leg to take a step, the combo of an injury from today’s run and being overly chilled.i I started out as many do, feeling great, running too fast. I […]