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Clickbait works for a reason: Because people click on it

Even if only a few people use precise words, employ thoughtful reasoning and ask difficult questions, it still forces those around them to catch up. It’s easy to imagine a slippery slope down, but there’s also the cultural ratchet, a positive function in which people race to learn more and understand more so they can keep […] Continue reading

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If you are a commodity service, clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living.

If you are a commodity service (your customers see no differentiation between you and someone else), clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living. http://www.carolroth.com/blog/agency-and-the-gig-economy-dont-be-an-idiot/ Continue reading

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Natural Language + Artificial Intelligence / Languages

It just needs to be two-way.
On the James Altucher Show

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If we can get to the point where advertisers can actually know who they are communicating with, perhaps our advertising ecosystem will evolve to a place where it adds value to consumers’ lives on a regular basis, as opposed to interrupting and annoying us all day long…

When that happens, Facebook’s implicit advantage – that it knows who we are – will become commodified, and perhaps – just perhaps – the open web will once again thrive. http://battellemedia.com/archives/2016/10/google-capitulates-to-facebooks-identity-machine.php Continue reading

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Tech Literacy: It’s more than just “teach kids to code”

Like media literacy or general critical thinking skills, we should provide this information as a necessary part of teaching students to understand the systems that run the world around them. It’s essential that concerns like ethics and systemic biases be incorporated into any education about technology systems. http://anildash.com/2016/09/its-more-than-just-teach-kids-to-code.html Continue reading

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WordPress Olympians

Many of the world’s finest athletes — from Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to American tennis player Serena Williams — publish with WordPress. With the Rio 2016 games upon us, we turn to Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, and elite athletes who have blogged over the past year about the joys and challenges of competition at the highest level and … Continue reading WordPress Olympians Continue reading

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Arguments for + against Proprietary Publishing Platforms

Via Ma.tt: 🙂 Here are just few other considerations for any proprietary platform: Can your content be easily exported from the platform if you decide to stop using it, or if they decide to pivot? Can you collect email subscribers, and can they be easily exported from the platform should you decide to move? Can […] Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Chuck Mullenweg

My father, Chuck Mullenweg, passed one week ago today. After over a month in ICU he had just been transferred to long-term acute care in a different hospital and we were looking forward to a tough but steady road to being back home when he took an unexpected and sudden turn. I’ve started and stopped … Continue reading In Memoriam: Chuck Mullenweg Continue reading

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Innovation Expert Series: Shiftgig

In this week’s RE:INVENTION Expert Series interview, we discuss innovation and the short-term gig economy with the CEO of Chicago startup Shiftgig. Continue reading

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I know there’s no such thing as a status quo

Some find it strange that someone in this day and age would have the same job for a decade. The truth is, it’s not the same job: it’s always evolving. At times it’s been comfortable, at times it’s been extraordinarily challenging. I’ve needed to change how I work. Automattic has changed. The structure of the […] Continue reading

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