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Tag Archives: tv
This post is about fear. Specifically, about stupid fears. Those are not the realistic concerns we may have about ill health, economic stress, or living in a war zone. Instead, these fears are either literally fantastic, as in made up … Continue reading
“You are not the customer. You are the product.” This phrase, or versions of it, have been popularly cited over the past few years as a criticism of social media. I think I’ve stumbled across an early version of this … Continue reading
Where do Americans find news in today’s media landscape? Pew Research offers a very useful and up to date snapshot this week. The short version? Our news habits are quite diverse, and at least partially driven by age differences. First, … Continue reading
The New York Times recently published a three-part video series about Russian disinformation operations. Many people have shared “Operation InfeKtion” with me, and I’ve been part of some discussions in some interesting venues. So I’m fascinated enough to share my reactions … Continue reading
I’m traveling this week, so blogging is lighter, but I wanted to share two powerful visualizations for your consideration. Both are about media and our relationship to it in 2018, albeit concerning two different topics. First, here’s a sharp depiction … Continue reading
CNN is not good for America. And I’m not talking about their relationship with Trump. A few weeks ago they ran a story very prominently on their site: “Missouri police officer is dead after 911 call of women screaming”. That’s … Continue reading
An American university’s leadership team had an inspired idea: organizing a faculty retreat along the lines of the Shark Tank tv show. Things did not go well. What can we learn about this, beyond appreciating the comic aspects, of which … Continue reading
I was in a central Vermont hospital waiting room yesterday. Around the large room ten people were quietly sitting. Then an older woman was wheeled in from surgery of some kind, looking good, if tired. She stared at the room, then loudly … Continue reading
Much discussion about the 2016 American presidential election touched on the role of digital technologies. Social media and web-based fake news are popular (if partial) explanations of Trump’s victory. Yet if a new Pew study is right, those sources only … Continue reading