The “front page of the Internet” is the latest battle ground in the fight over control of global culture. Chinese tech giant Tencent recently invested $150m in Reddit. This investment sparked virtual protests and outrage across the social platform, with images of Tiananmen Square flooding Reddit’s front page. The threat of Chinese censorship was feeling […]
Recode wonder woman Kara Swisher interviewed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Twitter last night. It was, unsurprisingly, a terrible medium to conduct an interview. Recode republished the interview in order, which misses some of the nuance, but is the best place to catch up. Jack has been on a strange media tour during past few […]
There is an ocean of data on the Internet, growing every second from both humans and bots. Most of this data is meaningless and harmless. It’s noise. But some of the data is harmful, intended to influence and misdirect public opinion. This harmful data appears authentic (fake news) which is why it’s so effective. Deep […]
Welcome to the first issue of Digital Future Friday! Here you’ll discover specialty, curated content related to technology, internet culture and our digital future.
Remember when the Super Bowl was the cornerstone cultural moment?
An egg is the most popular synthetic influencer ever. World Record Egg, the world record holder for most liked Instagram post, accomplished what every Instagram star aims for – Huge exposure and a massive brand deal. And I still don’t understand it. Here are the top wins and losses from the Hulu Egg Campaign.
Admit it. Humans are lazy. And easily tricked. Our brain, in its never-ending quest to preserve glucose, seeks shortcuts. If our brains didn’t do this, we would be paralyzed by every mundane choice. These shortcuts are known as heuristics, and heuristics are the cornerstone of marketing manipulation.
A little mysterious. A little frivolous. A subtle discourse on popular culture, perhaps. It’s an egg. And it’s the most Liked image on Instagram… ever What is going on?
Consumer technology products are increasingly an essential part of brand marketing. Just as marketing teams need great storytellers, they also need great technologists. A prime example of technology driving brand growth are chatbots. Even Mark Zuckerberg agrees.
Feeding the social media beast. Ask any marketer and they’ll lament at the time spent on every Instagram post, only to have the vast majority of them underperform. Having spent a lifetime on trying to solve this problem the old fashion way (IE put in more time) I decided to find a better way. I […]