Facebook Live came of age this week in the way that radio did in World War II, TV did when John Kennedy was killed, cable TV did during the first Gulf War and Twitter did in the Arab Spring Woorden van Al Tompkins, geciteerd bij CNN
Political anger or fear is emotionally compelling, and such reactions are validated because viewers and listeners have great trust in the hosts of the programs they select. Making your blood boil is a key to getting you to come back to the next day’s program for more. It’s a brilliant business strategy. Geschreven door Jeffrey M. […]
So over time, we (the media) built up scale in digital to replace user value. We thought we could solve with numbers (the new, seemingly infinite numbers the internet and social media provides) what we couldn’t solve with attention. And with every new set of eyeballs (or clicks, or views) we added, we diminished the merit of […]
Geweldig gedaan van de mannen en vrouwen onder de toren. #iedereenvrt? Ik doe mee.
From the algorithm’s perspective, the Answers in Genesis page is the optimal result for our particular search. First of all, its headline, “What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?” differs by only one word from the search terms. Not to mention, a plurality of Americans believe in creationism, as Gallup polls have found consistently since 1982, […]
Many people conscious of their weight know it’s not a good idea to eat a doughnut every day, and if given a choice would not prefer that someone come into the workplace every morning with twelve Krispy Kremes. But if a misguidedly generous worker did just that, the temptation to pluck one of those jelly-filled […]
If your App is rejected, we have a Review Board that you can appeal to. If you run to the press and trash us, it never helps. Blijkbaar uit de Apple App Store review guidelines, geciteerd in een interessant maar naar mijn oordeel té technopessimistisch artikel. Gelezen op WIRED.
Buzzfeed publiceert zijn nieuwe editorial guidelines Buzzfeed recognizes that it has created a monster, and perhaps its leadership hopes this document will distance the site from the shady online content practices that it created. Gelezen bij PR Daily.
“at news organisations the central organising principle is usually to produce something with social impact first ahead of utility or profit”. That’s not to say that news organisations always execute particularly well on that promise or that the cultural impact is always beneficial. But the fact is that doing the job well usually means that […]
They, our public (…) are the real gatekeepers now. What I have to say will resonate or not depending on whether anyone thinks this falling tree is worth listening to. An algorithm may or may not help that along. That is our circumstance. De wijze Jeff Jarvis, gelezen op BuzzMachine.
(…) web traffic now produces revenue. (…) After all, a web tracker doesn’t discriminate between clicks resulting from genuine interest and clicks resulting from outrage or offence, as the Daily Mail know all too well. Money you con out of someone can still be used to buy groceries, at the end of the day. Gelezen bij […]
De wereldkampioenschappen wielrennen werden verreden in Ponferrada, Spanje. Ik dacht terug aan het WK van 2003 in Hamilton, Canada. Dat WK vormde het onderwerp van mijn thesis tot het behalen van de titel van licentiaat in de politieke en sociale wetenschappen, optie communicatiewetenschappen. Samen met mijn vader heb ik toen elke uitzending van elke wedstrijd op […]