In the last post we talked about the Technology Generation Gap and how using new technology isn’t always easy for the older generation to adapt to. Well, there is even more bad news for parents and grandparents who are trying to keep up because there’s one very popular technology that comes with its own language. Texting! [...] Read more
Prior to working at Intel, Marcia was at Allstate Insurance where she pioneered their use of social media, including hosting a weekly Internet radio show featuring car and driving tips for women. She is an active participant in the social media space and at face-to-face events where she speaks and leads workshops on social media topics.
Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies and her research interests spanned network rhetorics, new media/digital composition, and how teachers and students can use social technologies for learning. She's passionate about how people use new technologies to communicate and share parts of their identities online, as well as how companies use social technologies to communicate with consumers.
Previously, Marcia worked for Southern Methodist University, Verizon.com, and was once one of five interns to design and develop GTE's first integrated HR Intranet.
You can connect with Marcia Hansen on Twitter, at m2h blogs, or on Facebook. When she has time off, she likes to explore new places on her Honda Shadow 1100 and take pictures to post to her Flickr photostream. Ever curious, Marcia's goal is to see and experience as much of the world as possible.
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We’ve talked about how the all the latest technologies come together in the ultra responsive, ultra sleek Ultrabook to make, “everything else seem old-fashioned.” But one thing we haven’t discussed is something called “The Technology Generation Gap”. If you’ve ever had a parent ask you how to twit, then you know exactly what we’re talking [...] Read more >
During his time in Sydney for the Ultrabook Project, will.i.am decided to help out his friend and Creative Consultant, Dork Dozier, launch his line of bowties. He surprised Dork with a full-blown fashion shoot on a yacht in the middle of Sydney Harbor, complete with gorgeous models and special guest photographer, will.i.am. “I wanted to [...] Read more >
Inspired by how the Ultrabook, built with all latest technological innovations, makes “everything else seem old-fashioned,” we put together a list of some the biggest leaps in technology that over time seemed old-fashioned. Joining in the conversation over our technology choices is a friend and fellow blogger, Dave Taylor. You can see what he had [...] Read more >
One of the biggest advantages that will.i.am and the Ultrabook Project team had while traveling in Australia was the fact that almost everybody spoke English. Tokyo, Mexico City and Seoul were amazing places to visit, but the team felt limited by always having to rely on someone else to translate what was being said. They [...] Read more >
When the idea for the Ultrabook Project first took shape, there were a lot of conversations about where to take it. Everyone on the team had their favorite cities; some because they had been to a particular city before, and others because they were dying to go to a country they’d never seen. The team [...] Read more >
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In every city that will.i.am has visited as part of the Ultrabook Project, fashion has been a big part of the experience. will.i.am is known for his incredible, cutting-edge fashion sense and discovering new, innovative looks is part of what inspires him. In Sydney, he was so inspired by some of the clothes he found [...] Read more >
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In our most recent Ultrabook campaign, we launched Ultrabook videos that show how the latest technological innovations come together in the Ultrabook to make, “everything else seem old-fashioned.” It started us thinking about other great inventions that can be considered the greatest leaps in technology. With every generation, technology delivers advances that the previous generation [...] Read more >
Traveling from city-to-city, will.i.am and the Ultrabook Project team has had quite an adventure exploring each new location, meeting its people, listening for its voice, and then creating a new sound unique to that city’s culture. The next stop on the journey is Sydney, Australia, and barely off the plane, will.i.am heads into town to [...] Read more >
There are basically three types of gamers in this world: Console Gamers, who play video games using a game unit like a Nintendo Wii, XBox 360 or Playstation 3, Extreme Gamers who play games on high-performance desktop PCs, and the Casual Gamer, who plays games on laptops or on a sleek and responsive device like [...] Read more >
One of will.i.am’s favorite adventures in Sydney was when he, and the Ultrabook Project team, visited ANZ Stadium, the official home of the Australian rules, Sydney Swans. While there, they met with the Swan’s Captain, Adam Goodes. Goodes is a two-time Brownlow Medalist (highest honor), four-time All-Australian Team member and member of the Indigenous Team [...] Read more >
Designer and Clae founder, Sung Choi travels between Tokyo, Saigon and LA to develop and source fabric for his footwear business. His has a truly mobile lifestyle and his compact and lightweight Ultrabook plays a pivotal role between engineering, design and letting his business keep up with him on the go — not to mention [...] Read more >
When will.i.am and the team from the Ultrabook Project hit the ground in Australia, it was no surprise that one of their first stops was to Sydney’s most famous landmark. Egypt has the pyramids, Rome has the Colosseum and Sydney has its Opera House. With an estimated 6 million plus visitors each year, The Sydney [...] Read more >
The Ultrabook™ Project with will.i.am is a digital travelogue with great content for you to explore. There are photos and video shorts that give you an inside look at Sydney and the Ultrabook Project. There’s a music party, traditional art as well as street art, and a wrestling performance – all told from will.i.am’s perspective. [...] Read more >
We’ve all been there. An urgent project, an important email, changing flight information…whatever the case, we need our computer fast. We push the button and the little tone music goes off and…boom, nothing. And we wait and wait and wait and…still we wait. Computers can take what seems like forever to boot up. Why? When [...] Read more >
According to the crew, one of the best parts of traveling with will.i.am on the Ultrabook Project to Seoul, South Korea, was the food. Seoul is famous for having some of the best restaurants in the world and Korean food is legendary for its exotic flavors. With only four days to take in all in, the [...] Read more >
While visiting Seoul, will.i.am and the crew from the Ultrabook Project were immersed in the culture and the traditions of Korea. Although they were there for only four days, they learned a lot about this amazing country. One of the more interesting things they learned was in some of the subtle, and not so subtle, [...] Read more >
During the Ultrabook Project tour, wil.i.am visited Seoul, South Korea. It was an interesting place for the tour to visit. In 1950 during the Korean War, the entire city of Seoul was nearly destroyed. A mere 60 years later, Seoul is one of the largest cities in the world and a leading global force. Below [...] Read more >