The Column

Advice for people living and building the social web.


The Flirty Medium

Online flirting from two different perspectives.

The Podcast

A live call-in advice show about living online.


Episode 1

In the first episode of Fertile Medium, Derek Powazek talks about the closure of Glitch and PetVille, blocking on Twitter, grandstanding online, and his stomach growls.

The Consultancy

Community product design for smart companies.


We help companies develop strategies to engage their audience, enable user-created content systems that actually create great experiences, and generally avoid the problems that so often strike when companies meet communities. Our clients include GE, HP, Tumblr, Etsy, and Lytro.