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Mainstream vs. Anonymous

Breaking News: There are problems with mainstream media! 😯 I DO listen to the “No Agenda” podcast regularly — and have listened to it for a long time (too long to share without feeling somewhat ashamed). Yet, it does feel good to consume John’s & Adam’s version of “media deconstruction” — and they can also… Continue reading Mainstream vs. Anonymous

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Information Retrieval & Algorithmic Search vs Visual Design & Brute Force

Yesterday I posted some feedback about recent changes in WordPress Reader (see “WordPress.COM Reader Design Feedback (about Featured Image & information usability)” [ search.tech.blog/2022/10/15/wordpress-com-reader-design-feedback-about-featured-image-information-usability ] ). My own feedback comes from my own reading habits, which are very text-based and also oriented towards natural language search (including algorithmic information retrieval) technology. I realize that most people… Continue reading Information Retrieval & Algorithmic Search vs Visual Design & Brute Force

Decentralization of Marketplaces

At this moment in Germany, perhaps the very last “department store” chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. That isn’t very remarkable — unless you consider that the business model is essentially the same as the business model which is replacing it: Amazon is basically a department store. The main advance in technology introduced by… Continue reading Decentralization of Marketplaces

One Remarkable Thing About Each & Every Audience is its Consumer Behavior

If you’re able to convince a group of people to pay you to tell them something, they will probably believe it. This was the fundamental principle of the publishing industry’s marketing plan. Yet since the quality of the content contained within this game plan has been disqualified, the so-called traditional publishing industry’s business model is… Continue reading One Remarkable Thing About Each & Every Audience is its Consumer Behavior

Self VS. Spy

Ah, Summertime … 🙂 In any case now (as a follow-up to last week’s “Moving Out Beyond Levels of Data“) might be the best time to yet again bring up the spyware issue (which of course ultimately harkens back to the entire rational — versus irrational — media debate [1] ). Irrational media cannot deliver… Continue reading Self VS. Spy