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Patronizing Patrons Outside Your Own Community vs. Being a Patron Inside Your Own Community

One of my good friends (the kind that actually try to push back on the kinds of things I often say) has been hammering away for some time at my attitude – sort of calling it patronizing. I beg to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the Revolution in Propaganda

More or less exactly ten generations after Edmund Burke’s treatise concerning the French Revolution and roughly about twenty generations after the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, I would like to give you a small update on the state of news, … Continue reading Continue reading

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For some, we get lost in media

I opened up a copy of the New York Times today, and in an empty space within an article, there was a blurb that reads Social networks put individuals at the center of their own media universes — I am … Continue reading Continue reading

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Global Languages (and/or Classification Schemes) + Generic Top Level Domains (TLDs)

Whereas traditional classification schemes (such as the Dewey Decimal Classification [DDC] or the Library of Congress classification scheme [LC]) have primarily been oriented towards topical segmentation of publications published by individual persons or corporate entities, I feel it is now … 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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Sense-Making vs. Sense-Unmaking

One widely acclaimed methodology in information science is Dervin’s “Sense Making Methodolgy” (SMM). It is very similar to the way people often think about “storytelling”: Because communication is embodied and learned in impositional and constraining structures (families, communities, cultures, societies), … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dumb

If you believe something to be true, but do not assert your belief, then you are probably dumb. 😉   Continue reading

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The Future of Advertising is Extinction

I know many people in the advertising industry often debate about whether brand advertising or direct response advertising will prevail. I have a very different opinion: Advertising will fail altogether. Note that I am not saying that there will no … Continue reading Continue reading

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Power Corrupts — and So Do Acquiescence, Conformity, Submission and Dumbed-Down Disengagement

Recently I had a little chat about something I posted as a status update on Facebook: A person who says “‪talk‬ is cheap‬” is saying more about their own poor‬‎ listening‬‎ skills‬ than anything else. I followed this statement up … Continue reading Continue reading

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What Seems Wrong with TL;DR Monologues

If you can make a point in a couple seconds, do it! If you are not satisfied with 5, 10 or maybe 20 seconds of my time, then you are asking me to sacrifice a lot, and to trust you … Continue reading
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