Joel Comm

Joel Comm is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

12 Impressive New Startups from Collision 2019

Collision 2019 was a well-attended event featuring a full-spectrum of emerging and existing technologies. Super-nerdy and ultra-geeky, the three-day tech-fest featured speakers, networking and numerous exhibitors. Justin Trudeau, Seth Rogen, Ev Williams, Kara Swisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Steve Aoki, John Tory, and Ryan Holmes were among the roster of politicians, technologists, CEOs and entertainers that made an appearance at the event. I was there, too, along with Grit Daily Sr. Editor,...

Fortnite’s Creative Mode Builds New Online World… For Now

A quiet revolution has been taking place online for the last few months. In December 2018, Epic Games, makers of the mammoth gaming hit Fortnite, rolled out an extension that introduced an entirely new kind of gameplay. ‘Creative mode’ (“Mode”) was initially limited to users with a Season 7 Battle Pass, but soon opened to everyone. While Fortnite is an online multiplayer shooting game with a few construction elements, the Mode is a construction game with added shooting...

Why TikTok Reveals Everything That’s Wrong With Social Media

For the past couple of years, the social media giants have felt smaller than they ever have.  For Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed the company was barely paying lip service to protecting our personal data. And it’s far from over. Earlier this month, Federal prosecutors began investigating a deal between the company and two technology firms. Advertisers are expressing concern that their commercials are being showcased alongside violent and abusive content. And in the wake...

How to Make the Most of LinkedIn’s New Live Video Feature

LinkedIn is rolling out a new video feature. After seeing a large growth in traffic and revenues after launching native video in the summer of 2017, the Microsoft property is now experimenting with live video. The service is currently available in the US on an invite-only basis but you can expect it to launch universally in the near future. LinkedIn is late to the live video party. Facebook released its Live service in August 2015 and made it available to everyone in April the following year....

Facebook’s Decline Shows the Face of the Next Social Media Wave

A government minister has threatened to ban social media firms if they don’t start censoring content. The threat hasn’t come from China, which recently closed Bing for a day, after already locking out Twitter, Google, and Facebook. It’s come from the UK. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, a political interview program, the British health secretary Matt Hancock warned social media firms that they will face legislation if they don’t do a better job of policing the posts made on their...

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