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RE: On Bullshit

A friend of mine recently mentioned he has back-ordered “On Bullshit” (by Harry Frankfurt) and I thought “oh neat – maybe I can borrow it sometime for a day or two”… but then I realized something. Bullshit is not rare … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rationality of Algorithms: Facebook Algorithm, Google Algorithms or No Algorithm at All?

If you could choose any of the following three options, which one would you pick? Facebook Algorithm Google Algorithms No Algorithm whatsoever Granted: You probably have more choices than that – I’m just trying to keep it simple (stupid 😉 … Continue reading Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Context-Free Meaning

For this post, I would like to start out with two operational definitions: Context-Free Websites Contextual Websites „Context-Free“ websites purport to be containers without context. Supposedly, there is no „situation“ or „issue“ which constrains the content – it is assumed … Continue reading Continue reading

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People as Content: Virtual Content vs. “In Real Life” (IRL) Content

Whenever we look through a kaleidoscope and make even the smallest of adjustments, the new picture that results can become very different from the one we were just looking at a moment ago (this is a favorite metaphor my mother … Continue reading Continue reading

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Definition: How to Define “Retard Media”

Some people find the term “retard media” repulsive — and I think a large part of the repulsion is down to a misunderstanding of the term. It seems as though many people associate “retarded” with mental capacity or something like … Continue reading Continue reading

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Legal Online Content

This phrase bothers me. I’ve been traveling a lot over the summer and also the past couple weeks, so I haven’t had much chance to get online and post. But today I saw this phrase in the newspaper (again), and … Continue reading
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The Online Plague 2.0: The very low context-to-content ratio of information on the web (and its bimodal distribution)

Here’s a very good depiction of online / web content: Google’s approach is to skim the top of a huge one-size fits-all pool of undifferentiated bits (actually, Google’s search engine only searches through text, not images or movies; and it … Continue reading
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Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk,…

One primary reason we share information is to talk about it, to exchange ideas, to profit from discussion…. This has, however, been sorely neglected by many so-called “social media” companies. For them, the reason we share information is for them … Continue reading
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Ideas today are only as good as their execution — you need to have creatives and media people thinking as a single team

As online advertising begins to move away from a machine-gun banner ad approach and toward more content-focused and “native” ad experiences, the scale piece becomes less important in buying media. There are far more opportunities now, many creative and digital … Continue reading
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We tell ourselves a story about who we are

In life, we are constantly creating, or co-creating, our ongoing life stories, based on how we choose to interpret the world around us, the weight and meaning we assign to events.
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