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The Rationality of Buzz

It’s early on a Monday morning – I would say “bright and early”, but it’s so early that the sun is still nowhere in sight. At any rate, the week is about to begin and so I figure it’s a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Propaganda + Subjectivity in Retard Media

I was recently discussing a radio program with a friend who understands media quite well – but who seemed to be „playing dumb“ during the discussion. The radio program in question was a German one – BR’s Radiosalon had broadcast … Continue reading Continue reading

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Even Pierre Omidyar’s blogs get censored by Google (and probably by Facebook, too)

I heard via the “No Agenda” podcast (#557, 1 hr 29 min 45 sec) that Pierre Omidyar is planning to invest $250 MM in a new media venture: Right now, I’m in the very early stages of creating a new … Continue reading
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Google to German Press: “Either you’re worthless or you’re against us”

German Press replies: “We’re worthless!” Continue reading

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To assume that everyone is listening to you is a very condescending attitude

Earlier today I wrote “Great Expectations: When the Boss Talks, Subordinates Listen?” — but I think perhaps I didn’t underscore enough how a lot of people behave like bosses. The will simply “voice their opinions” and think that everyone else … Continue reading
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What if we did not reward the FIRST observation, but rather the MOST PRECISELY ACCURATE observation?

News media usually reward one of the first photos to appear after some “news event” occurs. It doesn’t really matter whether the photo in question is an adequate representation of the facts — what matters most (besides whether it arrives … Continue reading
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New Study Shows that Passive Consumption of News Can Lead to Envy and Decrease Life Satisfaction

According to our findings, passive following triggers (PDF) invidious emotions, with users mainly envying happiness of others, the way others spend their vacations; and socialize.
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