Tag Archives: World-Wide Web

It’s Not What You Think It Is

My friend Jean Russell shared a really fascinating meme the other day on facebook. The main gist of the idea was that “you are what you think”… such that rather than “I am what you think I am”, in fact … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Spectre of Populism

There is a spectre haunting the Web: That spectre is populism. Let me backtrack a moment. This piece is a part of an ongoing series of posts about „rational media“ – a concept that is still not completely hard and … Continue reading Continue reading

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The King of the New Media Jungle

There are many kinds of “new media”. Depending on your time horizon, you might even consider cassette tapes to be new media. Yet now that we have more or less arrived in the new millennium, most people would say the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Retard Media Don’t Scale

Recently, I started a new blogging network (using WordPress) and a friend reminded me that WordPress has scaling issues. I acknowledge that — from a retard media perspective. In retard media, the aim is to create one publication that thousands … Continue reading Continue reading

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The World-Wide Web is Not Captivating

Why do retard media fail time and time again? Because they are actually in search of a captive audience… — who they want to hit over the head with an advertisement! Trying to captivate someone online is like trying to … Continue reading
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Social Media Tip: Be Prepared for Someone to Respond to Your Post

If you make a post on the Internet, then you should be prepared for the event that someone actually responds to your post. If you are shocked that someone might respond and you delete their comment or say the response … Continue reading
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Irrefutable failure of a prophecy does not cause true believers — people who have committed themselves to a belief both emotionally and by their life choices — to reconsider

Paul Krugman makes an astute observation: Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world. Their purpose was to observe the cultists’ response when the world did not, in fact, … Continue reading
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The greatest danger to the future of free speech is the foolish idea that it is believed to be up to Americans (in the United States) to defend it

Many Americans are too naive to recognize when propaganda is being rammed down their throats — and most of them are also functionally illiterate. If the rest of the world expects freedom to be “born in the USA”, then they … Continue reading
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