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Beyond ad blocking — the biggest boycott in human history

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Look at the definitions: Merriam-Webster : “ to engage in a concerted refusal to have dealings with (as a person, store, or organization) usually to express disapproval or to force acceptance of certain conditions.” According to Business Insider , ad blocking is now “approaching 200 million.” It had causes.

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The cash model of “customer experience”

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Here’s the handy thing about cash: it gives customers scale. It does that by working the same way for everybody, everywhere it’s accepted.

How adtech, not ad blocking, breaks the social contract

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Navy Commander and organized in the way she interacts with what we generally call “content.” Let’s reset our thinking to what a user’s expectations are, when operating a browser and interacting with pages and sites. In my browser, when I visit a page, I am requesting that page. I am not requesting stuff other than that page itself.

After Facebook fails

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manage your own relationships with all the vendors and other organizations you deal with. When I first wrote that, I said 2012. Time will tell.

TV 3.0

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We’re not watching any less TV. In fact, we’re watching more of it, on more different kinds of screens. Or neither? So here goes. It can’t.

Reframing the news

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And in a post at Nieman Journalism Lab he explains Why every news organization should have a river. There he unpacks a series of observations and recommendations: News organizations are shrinking, but readers’ demand for news is exploding. News organizations have to redefine themselves. For ever and for ever when I move. Richey.

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PR’s problems, 20 years later

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Definition No. 2: Public relations is a strategic communication process that develops and maintains mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their key publics. Definition No. 3: Public relations is the engagement between organizations and individuals to achieve mutual understanding and realize strategic goals.

Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves

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I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More  Facebook Ads  Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete.

Time for digital emancipation

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Organizations — companies, associations, governments — have +names and things have *names.). Civilization is a draft. Provisional. Scaffolded.

A sense of bewronging

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It’s interesting that non-advertising search results are now called “organic.&# “Social networks&# are getting out of control.

What’s Neutral about the Net

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It is clear to me that there is a whole to the Net that is not reducible to any of its parts, any more than a human being is reducible to the body’s organic systems. So let’s set NN aside for a bit, and talk about those. There little if any sense of “long distance” — that old telco term. He approved.

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

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The former is the way the world has been organized for the last two hundred years. Transaction and communication costs were so high in the industrial era that these pyramids were the best way to organize work and run systems. Go listen. Bonus links: What I said at Le Web in 2007 on stage and in an interview.). Examples… Twitter.

For personal data, use value beats sale value

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Mostly they exist to give individuals more control over their lives and their relationships with organizations, with each other, and with themselves. Should you manage your  personal data  just so you can sell it to marketers? And just because somebody’s already buying it anyway, why not?) Maybe a discounted vacation, or a cash payment.

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No 2 SOPA

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Organize to resist SOPA in DC xaprb.com ). made my case in If you hate big government, fight SOPA. This is the pro-business case. STOP SOPA!

Checking in, 16.5 years later

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Because polyopoly does not reward the dark tricks that used to work for industry, government and organized crime. Organization. Contents.

Android as a life management platform

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Everything that I just described can be made possible only by the full empowerment of individuals—that is, by making them both independent of controlling organizations and better able to engage with them. Nearly all smartphones today are optimized to do three things for you: Run apps. Speak to other people. The first two are features.

Why not link to sources?

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Does this mean it’s an AP story? guess so, but the AP symbol is not linked to anything. No link to the Guardian story there, either.

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Journalism is outlining

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Both had lots of stories to tell and show, but as a service TWC missed approximately everything other than what happened in those two places. I say approximately because the damage being done at the time was widespread, huge, and impossible for any one news organization to cover. Don’t give me stories. Give me lists.” Field coverage.

Bring on The Live Web

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Many Web sites are now organized by “content management systems”. His case was simple: the Web was underdeveloped and inadequate. And many do.

Al Jazeera in Egypt is cable’s ‘Sputnik moment’

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That kind of thing happens when your news organization is actually involved in a mess like this. network news organizations.

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Curing the commercial Web blues

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Here’s a photo set of the place. Note that Google Maps tells us little about the location, but plenty about the commercial establishments there.

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Cast locally, stream globally

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Here’s a great idea for local TV news departments: start streaming, 24/7/265, on the Net. Bring in local placeblog and social media volunteers.

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Outlining vs. Formatting

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The choices the designers made make it a relatively strong formatter and a weak organizer. Fargo is an organizing tool, good for lists, project plans, narrating your work, presentations, team communication. You could organize a conference with an outliner. Numbers on the second and so on. Word is a word processor. Still is.

Maybe the kids are alright

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I’ve been fairly quiet on the developments in Egypt, preferring to let others do the blogging, especially when they know far more than I do.

Leveraging Hal

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… In a recent German study that established a “social justice” index (poverty levels, education, health care, income equality) for countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development , the United States ranked 27th among 31 nations, outstripping only Greece, Turkey, Chile and Mexico. Like Hunter S.

World Wide Catacombs

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What started as plain old Web search has now been marginalized as “organic&#. That’s because the plain old Web — the one Tim Berners-Lee created as a way to hyperlink documents — has become commercialized to such an extent that the about the only “organic&# result reliably rising to first-page status is Wikipedia.

Earth to Microsoft: Don’t sell Bing.

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Hell, I’ll pay for organic searches (that is, ones where results aren’t buried under Himilayas of SEO). This is a huge advantage.

On @Cluetrain, @advertising @social and #NewClues

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” It’s also no secret that Facebook’s organic reach is on life support, at best. The main purpose of VRM Day is prep toward discussions and coding that will follow over the next three days at the XXth Internet Identity Workshop, better known as IIW , organized by @Windley , @IdentityWoman and myself. Click here.

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Will the carriers body-snatch the Net with HTML5?

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His topic:  NaaS , or Network as a Service. Makes me think,  If the network is just a service, is it still the network? Telco 2.0 ”).

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News: Watching Cable Die

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the only two streaming global news organizations available on computers and mobile devices are France24 and RT. It is registered as an  autonomous non-profit organization [2] [3]  funded by the  federal budget of Russia  through the  Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. [4] [5]. Also like PR.

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Re-birthing Radio

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” All this will be front & center at the Dash Conference next week in Detroit. I’ll be there in spirit while my butt is at IIW in Silicon Valley (which I co-organize). Radio’s 1.x era is coming to an end. Signs and portents abound. This way they’re prepared for a digital future. The technology itself is done.

Be careful about what you call dead

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Colony distinguished between the Web, which he said is a software architecture, and the Internet, which is a larger organizing framework. ” Marketwatch : Colony distinguished between the Web, which he said is a software architecture, and the Internet, which is a larger organizing framework. POSO startups will dominate.

The most important event, ever

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Allied organizations, such as PDEC and Customer Commons. IIW XX, the 20th Internet Identity Workshop, comes at a critical inflection point in the history of VRM: Vendor Relationship Management , the only business movement working toward giving you both. independence from the silos and walled gardens of the world; and. But how, exactly?

What’s right with QR codes

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I first heard QR codes called “robot barf” yesterday, when  JP  said it. Got a good laugh out of it too, because: yeah, if a robot could barf, that’s what it would look like. Digging back, it looks like the first source of the joke is Andy Roberts here , or Jon Mitchell here, both of whom posted on 27 October, 2011. Go read it.

2025 in 2012

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It creates a bridge between any organization and you. Marcel Bullinga is a Dutch futurist and author of Welcome to the Future Cloud. Today I got pointed on Twitter to a Q&A with Bullinga by  Aaron Saenz at SingularityHub. Interesting stuff. Are IP and DRM necessary to the development of a healthy future? MB: Yes and no.

Accidental Lessons: Reflections on the Challenger Tragedy

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Its advocates include a recently-created organization of space veterans whose non-political goal is to share their singular view of our planet.

Want influence? Make yourself useful.

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Ecopragmatism and the ‘Good Anthropocene’ | Climate, People & Organizations. “Influence” is hot s**t these days. Linkedin has been making a big deal about it; and it seems to be working , according to Dharmesh Shaw , a Linkedin Influencer: First of all, there’s the sheer power and reach of the platform. That’s pretty good.

An open letter on patents, 12 years later

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Lots more worked in the public sector, for schools and government organizations. I’m on a list where the subject of patents is being discussed. While thinking about how I might contribute to the conversation, I remembered that I once cared a lot about the subject and wrote some stuff about it. Walt Whitman. PC Forum 2000 , Phoenix, AZ.

Automated Assumption Fail (#AAF)

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Remember, those are record-keeping namespace burdens on the organizational side today, and huge pains in the ass for those organizations — as well as for you and me.). So I just got this email from Pandora: This is an #AAF: an Automated Assumption Fail. mean, what is “that Lorde song”? Who are are the Royals? Founder. dunno.

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IIW: Investors Invitational Workshop

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My own work, both through IIW (which I help organize) and  ProjectVRM at Harvard’s Berkman Center , has been to encourage development of tools that liberate and empower customers in the marketplace. As a workshop, it’s organized as an unconference. Which is fine and necessary, but it’s been done. A lot.).

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