Too many links. This is what happens when I skip a linkpile post. Sorry.
- Top Executive Declares That NYT, Using Personal Data, Must Turn Its Readers Into “Leverageable Assets.”: “Identity is, in my view, a fundamental building block for engagement.”
- Promiscuous online culture and the vetting process: “At the intersection of promiscuous online culture and easy access to search lies a world where it’s impossible to hide. And these days, you look suspicious for trying, or even forgetting something innocently.” I agree with Marginal Utility — this post describes a terrifying drift.
- The Safety of Objects: Design and “Inverted Totalitarianism”: “A symptomatic reading of Objectified reveals an urge for impeccable order, an incurable desire to purge from public view the irregular, the odd, the heteroclite, and even the excessively ornate or strictly utilitarian, in order to place in their stead a whole array of everyday things boasting clean lines and soothing orbicularities — a regime of Platonic functionality, in other words, vouchsafed to an auxiliary of designers equipped with the latest drafting software and laser-guided precision instruments. Objectified comes across as a fever dream of the sort which brings the sufferer visions of the world to come: namely, the dictatorship of the creative class.”
- Some Twitter data: 87 percent of Americans are aware of it. 7 percent use it. Facebook has similar awareness, six times as many users. Just over half of Twiter users don’t tweet, they just treat it as “broadcast content.” 24 percent of Twitter users are African American.
- Costco prank: Shopdrop variation: Shelf tags for fictional objects stuck in Costco. Okay.
- Los Angeles Times Adds Paid Links in Articles – Media Decoder Blog – NYTimes.com: “These post-publication links to sites such as Amazon and TicketNetwork will serve as both a reader service and a revenue opportunity for the company.” Via PSFK.
- When multi-tasking, each half of the brain focuses on different goals | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine: Researchers “have found that the part of our brain that controls out motivation to pursue our goals can divide its attention between two tasks. The left half devotes itself to one task and the right half to the other. This division of labour allows us to multi-task, but it also puts an upper limit on our abilities.” Didn’t we know this already?
- The Evolution of Advertising in Sports Video Games: From 1983 to 2006.
- Play’s the Thing: “A new book argues that play may be the primary means nature has found to develop our brains.”
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