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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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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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Do You Want To Be Right Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

Did anyone ever ask Galileo this question? Why or why not? Why do some people ask other people this question today?
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Google is not an NGO

There are several interesting quotes from the recently published Edelman Trust Barometer 2014 — Executive Summary. First, the Edelman report makes a big deal about “informed publics” (but they don’t define this term): General public populations reported substantially lower trust … Continue reading
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Crowds revisited: How the Wisdom of the Crowds is related to the Wisdom of the Language — and also the Open Web

I usually point out how the Wisdom of the Language is different than the Wisdom of the Crowds, but it is also important to underscore how they are related. English is a global language because a lot of people can … Continue reading
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In Language We Trust

There is one point about that the Wisdom of the Language that seems confusing: It is apparently not clear to some which language is being referred to. I have left this open and ambiguous by choice, because it is not … Continue reading
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Happy Coalition of the Willing Day!

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of one of the darkest days in modern history — and I am glad that is 10 years behind us. The other day, a friend of mine noted another 10th Anniversary, one that I am … Continue reading
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How to route the trust into the token

Jean Russell asks:
How do you route the trust into the token and the process, so that it can be transferred?
I answer: Utilize the Wisdom of the Language to Occupy the token.
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