I'm a Web Developer and Entrepreneur out of Washington DC.

Zvi Band

Founder of Contactually.
I'm also passionate about growing the DC startup community, and I've founded Proudly Made in DC and the DC Tech Meetup.

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Iran and New Media

06/22/2009

Three things really stand out about the current Iranian conflict. 1. User generated content is easily able to slip through any blocks that the government puts in place over traditional media.  Journalists were locked in hotels in the dark, while a protester sitting on a balcony can snap pictures and post on Flickr/YouTube/Twitter/Blogs. 2. Instead Read More

I’ve got a Tumblr

12/20/2008

I’ve realized that I’ve been running a Tumblr miniblog for months, and haven’t actually publicized it. While I prefer to use this blog to “write stuff” I do find a good amount of cool stuff as I’m online, and collect it all on Tumblr. Check it out!21stcenturydigitalboy.com The name is after a song by Bad Read More

Thummit: Micro-reviews you can use

11/10/2008

As I have recently moved into downtown Bethesda, and my girlfriend Alex has moved into Dupont Circle, we find ourselves eating out at a restaurant more often than not (even though we both love to cook). We’re always up for trying new things, so we rarely visit a restaurant more than once. For that reason, Read More

The future of TV is here… kinda

10/27/2008

A while back I had posted my thoughts on the future of television. Other people, such as Jeff Pulver, have also had this in their crosshairs. While others are entrenched in how we will watch TV, and where it’s coming from. I’m more interested in what we do while watching TV, particularly integrating the social Read More

AppInADay Round 1: FriendCompare

08/12/2008

Stemming out of an heated conversation about who knows what, an idea was born. Jesse and I decided to hold off client projects for one day (just one, calm down!) and set out to build an entire Facebook application from scratch. We had tossed around different ideas in the week before, but by the time Read More

Facebook Day

07/23/2008

The usual frenzy and buzz surrounding Facebook will peak today as Facebook has their second developers conference. Mike Arrington thinks he know whats going to be launched. Facebook payments platform Facebook Connect Three tier application system We’ll have to see what happens, but…. The Facebook payments platform will only work is if it is ridiculously Read More

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