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Public vs. Private Organization + the Free Market Economics of Information

The distinction between private space and public space must be very elementary to the way humans think. Take, for example, the Ten Commandments. There are several laws which refer to the private property of people. Thou shalt not steal. Thou … 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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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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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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Literacy = Social Usability

Many people may think that literacy is an issue of yesteryear… — No! It is one of the greatest challenges many industrial societies face. Consider, for example, the situation of traumatized refugees. They have fled war-torn countries only to arrive … Continue reading

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