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What the Fake News Fiasco Means for Media, the One Percent and the 99% (of the Population, the Popular Vote and the Future of Advertising)

Traditionally – over the past century or so, retard media have used what Noam Chomsky refers to as a “propaganda” model which relies heavily on advertising: ad-based media receive an advertising subsidy that gives them a price-marketing-quality edge, which allows … Continue reading Continue reading

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Information Markets: Messages + Marketing, Anonymity + Authentication

For many, many thousands of years, humans have almost exclusively communicated face-to-face. Some linguists estimate the beginnings of human language to have occurred somewhere around 75 thousand years ago… and if that were so then in my estimation for about … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Intention Economy

Several years ago, it became very fashionable to talk about something called the ”attention economy”. I think the analysis was valid, but one-sided. Economics is not about just one single, particular thing – it’s about the way all things in … Continue reading

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Billions and Billions of Clueless People

Imagine Carl Sagan staring into a TV camera in wonder and amazement that there are so many clueless people: Doesn’t anybody here know who Billie Holiday is?!? How can you say that the Rolling Stones invented the blues? You people … Continue reading

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One Explanation Why People Still Use Retard Media Websites: They Want a Biased Opinion

On another one of my websites, I have started a new feature called „#Literacy #Quiz #Questions“ – I’ve explained it here: „New Feature: Literacy Quiz Questions“. Oddly, there seems to be a somewhat rational reasoning behind the rationale people apparently … Continue reading

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Belief in Brands vs. Belief in Language

Much like retard media, social media are mass media. They do not target a specific social group or individual interest groups… they seek to influence the masses. Let’s first take a small step back to remind ourselves how the era … Continue reading

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All the World’s Millions of Stages

Shakespeare maintained that all the world’s a stage – and that is perhaps a quaint world view which went over quite well with rising states of nationalistic colonialism that were so characteristic of early modern times. Pirates and armies alike … Continue reading

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Your One-Track Mind vs. Pavlovian Commerce

Something I have to confront time and again day after day are people who say „I don’t care if some large internet / online media company tracks me (and/or follows what I am interested in)“… and then they ask me … Continue reading

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The Millennial Media Landscape

Today, the media landscape has two very prominent but overlooked characteristics. First, it is all about end consumers (and consumer behavior). Second, it is based on a belief in something referred to as the “network effect”. These two characteristics are … Continue reading

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