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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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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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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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Why Most Social Media Websites Fail

Most social media websites fail because they do not recognize the importance of individual persons. This goes beyond the way people are simply turned into numbers (likes, comments, etc.). Many also take away each person’s individual voice. One thing that … 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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