The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.
OCTOBER 21, 2016
That’s because our apps and browsers are personal and private. So are the devices on which we use them. Simple as that. (HT More at New Clues.).
Beyond ad blocking — the biggest boycott in human history
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
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.” I say she’s right.
After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
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.
How adtech, not ad blocking, breaks the social contract
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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.
The cash model of “customer experience”
AUGUST 17, 2016
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.
A New Data Deal, starting today
JUNE 23, 2014
Form-filling from organized personal data. Respect Network is has gathered together a bunch of Cloud Service Providers, along with other companies, development projects, organizations and individuals, for a world-circling launch tour that begins today in London. That ended when personal computing got real in the ’80s.
PR’s problems, 20 years later
JANUARY 22, 2012
2: Public relations is a strategic communication process that develops and maintains mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their key publics. 3: Public relations is the engagement between organizations and individuals to achieve mutual understanding and realize strategic goals. The magazine Upside has been erased.
Reframing the news
JUNE 4, 2014
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.
Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves
MARCH 6, 2013
I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More Facebook Ads Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete.
A sense of bewronging
APRIL 2, 2011
I don’t know and don’t follow most of those contacts, because to me Flickr is mostly to share photos with the world in organized ways.
Time for digital emancipation
JULY 27, 2014
Organizations — companies, associations, governments — have +names and things have *names.). Civilization is a draft. Provisional. Scaffolded.
What’s Neutral about the Net
AUGUST 22, 2014
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. But in the U.S.,
Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb
DECEMBER 14, 2013
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. I can’t recommend it more highly. Go listen. Here are my notes from the talk. Examples… Twitter.
For personal data, use value beats sale value
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
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.
No 2 SOPA
JANUARY 18, 2012
Organize to resist SOPA in DC xaprb.com ). I 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
JULY 6, 2012
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
JANUARY 6, 2013
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?
MAY 16, 2011
I see there’s a tiny AP symbol next to the dateline. Does this mean it’s an AP story? No link to the Guardian story there, either.
Journalism is outlining
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
I say approximately because the damage being done at the time was widespread, huge, and impossible for any one news organization to cover. Also that cover , as both noun and verb, is something no single news organization can create, or do. Don’t give me stories. Give me lists.” But lists are the service. Field coverage.
Bring on The Live Web
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
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’
JANUARY 31, 2011
That kind of thing happens when your news organization is actually involved in a mess like this. network news organizations.
Curing the commercial Web blues
JULY 13, 2011
The only non-commercial item on the map is the Arciconfraternita Di San Cristoforo E Della Misericordia , which is an organization more than a place.
Cast locally, stream globally
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
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.
Outlining vs. Formatting
APRIL 28, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
The Administration may think that Organizing for America gives them a voice, but it hasn’t, because it is too one-way. Bonus link.
JANUARY 7, 2012
… 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
APRIL 8, 2011
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.
JULY 25, 2011
Hell, I’ll pay for organic searches (that is, ones where results aren’t buried under Himilayas of SEO). This is a huge advantage.
Will the carriers body-snatch the Net with HTML5?
AUGUST 18, 2012
Nothing has creeped me out more lately than reading HTML5 – The Catalyst for Network as a Service? His topic: NaaS , or Network as a Service.
On @Cluetrain, @advertising @social and #NewClues
APRIL 3, 2015
” 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.
News: Watching Cable Die
AUGUST 25, 2013
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   funded by the federal budget of Russia through the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.  Also like PR. 4] .
OCTOBER 16, 2013
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. The rise and decline of AM radio just ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , hometown paper for KDKA , the granddaddy of AM radio in the U.S. The technology itself is done.
Be careful about what you call dead
DECEMBER 9, 2011
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
MARCH 25, 2015
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
MAY 20, 2013
I’ve always thought the Internet ought to allow us to do better — to really change how merchants, companies and service organizations interact and relate to people. I first heard QR codes called “robot barf” yesterday, when JP said it. Kevin Marks followed in the same vein with QR Codes, bad idea or terrible idea?
2025 in 2012
JANUARY 23, 2012
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
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
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.
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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)
DECEMBER 28, 2013
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. I mean, what is “that Lorde song”? Who are are the Royals? Founder. I dunno.