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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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People who almost exclusively base their existence on retard media find the term unacceptable

I have found there is widespread disapproval to the term „retard media“. 😐 I find the disapproval is mostly down to people basing their identity, their social status, their character, etc. on the image of themselves presented in such media. … 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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Chloe Thurlow agrees that so-called “social media” probably makes you stupid

In a very well written article, Chloe Thurlow asks: „Are Our Smart Devices Making Us Dumber?“… and her conclusion is (more or less): Yes. Please note that if you are currently using a corporate computer to access the internet, your … Continue reading

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Brand Identity vs. Topical Engagement: A Case Study

I have written before about the curios way many people seem to be very focused on their own personal brand identity. I believe this behavior is closely related to a person’s level of literacy – it seems as though the … Continue reading

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Private Individuals, Social Groups, Publishing Publics, Publicity + Society

A friend of mine published an article about “Social Business”. I disagreed with the basic idea, but there was also one distinction he made which I consider worthwhile (see “How to Define a Social Enterprise” for more details). The point … Continue reading

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