Month: September 2017

  • Preventing Harry Tuttle

    Preventing Harry Tuttle

    My last post, Democracy’s Soft Underbelly warned how algorithms for content distribution and advertising have been weaponized to alter public opinion. The most disturbing aspect of the affair is there is no public evidence of the ad campaigns so there is literally nothing to talk about. When there is no public record of what ad […]

  • Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    journalists digging into ad buying platforms discover the soft underbelly of a democratic free market that was exploited during the election — ian kennedy (@iankennedy) September 15, 2017 Let me explain. It’s now well-documented that outside forces took advantage of social media platforms to spread rumors in order to swing the 2016 presidential election. Journalists […]

  • SmartNews CM with Riho Yoshioka

    SmartNews CM with Riho Yoshioka

    Television markets in Japan are much more centralized than in the United States. Therefore it’s pretty efficient to allocate marketing dollars to old school TV ads (in Japan they are called “CM” as in “commercials”) to give brand lift to online marketing. This month SmartNews dropped a set of short TV spots featuring Riho Yoshioka, […]

  • IKEA’s augmented reality app

    IKEA’s augmented reality app

    It’s no coincidence that the Swedish home furnishing superstore IKEA timed the announcement of their AR app IKEA Place to drop shortly after Apple’s much anticipated announcement of their AR-optimized phones the iPhone 8 & iPhone X. First announced back in June, the final release of IKEA Place will take advantage of Apple’s ARKit to […]

  • Hillary Clinton on Trump

    Hillary Clinton on Trump

    HRC is on tour to promote her book, What Happened. She was on the popular liberal podcast, Pod Save America and shared this snippet which I’ve transcribed and linked to below. I wrote this book to come to try to come to grips with what happened but also to sound the alarm about what I […]

  • tedr

    So many wonderful stories being shared about Ted Rheingold who passed away today after a brave battle with cancer. I met him a few times to help out with the Dogster blog when I was at Six Apart and continued to bump into him from time to time during the Web 2.0 days and we […]

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