Category Archives: Communication

Facebook PR vs. reality

The illustration was meant as a joke, but is it?

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Opinions set in profits

Upton Sinclair, 1934: It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it! William Jennings Bryan, 1893: It is useless to argue with a man whose opinion is based upon a … Continue reading

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Trolls and Troll culture

From Mikhaila Peterson: So how did we get here? Well, a couple of things have led to this troll culture we live in. The first was the uniting power of the internet. Most people are fairly agreeable, or society wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Stop shouting

Two important points from Benjamin Boyce: Grand Enemy politics needs to be tempered with Grand Unity politics if it’s to outlast the inevitable infighting. Unifying the people’s will via wrath is all too easily corrupted from without as well within … Continue reading

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This bothers me no end

At work I am often exposed to this graphic: Think about it for a moment. Yes, we have ℉ and ℃ and the numbers match up. But the scale is ten steps on each side but there should be 18 … Continue reading

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News is still ready to be abused

Being balanced doesn’t mean hearing from both sides. Sometimes there’s a truth and a lie; sometimes there’s overwhelming evidence and little doubt. Maybe the coverage should reflect that? I saw a bit of news on TV today, after the impeachment … Continue reading

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Facebook is not free speech

Read Jon Evans’ “Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage“, as a response to Mark Zuckerberg’s self-made revisionist speech about Facebook.

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Epic’s epic marketing

I am sure no-one else thought of that pun. I don’t play Fortnite but even I got caught up in this: How this was possibly turned into a brilliant marketing ploy is described in this thread: 1/ #Fortnite has now … Continue reading

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This kind of headline bothers me

“There are precious few places in America where the average worker can afford a median-priced home” I mean, come on, you are using “average” and “median” in the same sentence. So, I thought it would be interesting to see if, … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move

This hit me hard: Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to … Continue reading

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