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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, Guardian and Gannett.)
Most Facebook users in the US are unaware of its 'creepy' ad techniques. Political satire group distributes fake copies of the Washington Post. Newspapers in the UK are stockpiling newsprint and ink in case of a no deal Brexit. Why tech has plateaued.
The Washington Post
Emily Heil and Paul Farhi
– Jan 16, 8:16 AM
The Post's PR department released a statement on Twitter: “There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post's. They are not Post products…
Mr AndersonAh, the Yes Men strike again, distributing fake copies of the Washington Post saying that President Trump has resigned and fled the country to Crimea.
– Jan 16, 9:07 AM
Credit: The Guardian staff, via Wikimedia Commons Since the Guardian was launched in 1821 in Manchester, it has undergone a complete transformation. Many still think of the publisher as a daily UK newspaper, but with recent digital developments…
Mr AndersonThe Guardian tried to create a membership scheme for years - dating back to when I worked there (2008-2010), but until they took it seriously and iterated, it didn't meaningfully contribute to their sustainability. Now it does.
Publishing industry among businesses preparing for no deal Political paralysis over exit has worsened business concerns With the political chaos of Brexit filling their column inches, British newspapers are now having to ensure the country's drive…
Mr AndersonI have friends in the UK who are stockpiling essentials as well. This uncertainty has already had an impact on many other sectors of the British economy.
On September 28, 2018, tech died. That's according to a widely circulated eulogy prepared by Vincent Deluard, a strategist at INTL FCStone, a financial services company. “If technology is everywhere, the tech sector no longer exists,”…
Mr AndersonOr 'The Attention Economy Is a Malthusian Trap' 'Now the largest tech companies aren’t standing at a pinnacle; they’re plotting on a plateau.'
– Nov 27, 2018, 3:37 AM
“For the first time media is the least trusted institution globally,” Edelman, the global PR and marketing firm concluded in its annual worldwide study on trust in institutions like the media, business and government. These…
Mr AndersonICYMI - this is an important piece by Damian Radcliffe. I hope that Damian is right, but I know from personal experience that local audiences often conflate their local journalists with national media.
A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users did not know the social networking…
Mr AndersonPew survey of US Facebook users: 74% didn't know the company compiles lists of their interests and traits to target ads; 51% were uncomfortable with this (@riptari / TechCrunch)
You can guess the kinds of complaints The New York Times gets about its political coverage. It's too biased, too liberal. Too much coverage of the horserace, not enough coverage of the issues. Too much “But her emails!” in 2016 and…
– Jan 16, 5:00 PM
Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. The two operations we found originated in Russia, and one was active in a variety of countries while the other was…
Mr AndersonMT @MollyMcKew Facebook removes network of accounts targeting former Soviet republics/captive nations with info operations, pushing anti-NATO messages, using anti-corruption as a theme. 'News' operations linked to Sputnik. Accounts operated from 2013-2019