Kategoriarkiv: Communication

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 … Læs resten

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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, … Læs resten

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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 … Læs resten

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Stop feeding the troll

Trolls can only be dealt with in one way – ignore them. Or to quote Dave Winer: Trolls die in darkness I’ve completely had it with people who RT the troller-in-chief. When you RT him you shine the light on … Læs resten

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Telemarketing

Has telemarketing surpassed used car sales and real estate as the most hated profession? I don’t think I’ve heard anyone speak kindly of telemarketing for a very long time. Recently I was contacted by yet another telemarketer from the fairly … Læs resten

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Unarmed

Mind games don’t work if you’re going to show up unarmed. Not mine, unfortunately. Beware, the thread it originates from is not pleasant. Which reminds me, I recently read someone saying that what’s on Twitter today is what was on … Læs resten

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Bringing up a kid

This comic demonstrates something I find happening all the time; I feel the need to explain something that I know could be controversial or emotional so I put a lot of effort into being as precise and open about it … Læs resten

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The not-so-Backfire Effect

Apparently the Backfire Effect isn’t that much of a thing, after all. The Backfire Effect is the idea that when a claim aligns with someone’s ideological beliefs, telling them that it’s wrong will actually make them believe it even more … Læs resten

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Advice for online sharing

From Benjamin Wittes: Here are six easy steps you can take to help control the problem of political disinformation: (1) Pause a moment–just a moment–before you share something on social media to ask whether you are being someone’s dupe and … Læs resten

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