Why the California Fires Didn’t Get as much Media as Recent Hurricanes
If you lived anywhere near the California wildfires that took at least 81 lives this month and destroyed more than 12,000 structures, a look out the window or a breath of air provided an immediate sense of the scale of the disaster. But if you turned on 24-hour cable news, before getting an update on […]more
Why Movie Stars Need To Stop Saying They’re Not Celebrities
They say “you’re nobody till somebody loves you,” and many of us take that to heart in more ways than one. The stakes are even higher when you factor in the mechanisms of our discontent that line up all the instruments — utilized to judge how many hearts we are able to collect from shifty strangers. Shit […]more
Megyn Kelly: Could ‘blackface’ row end TV anchor’s career?
TV presenter Megyn Kelly has been a mainstay of US cable and network news for more than a decade – but now the career of one of the country’s best-paid anchors is in doubt. Earlier this week, she was heavily criticised for defending Halloween costume “blackface” during a segment on her Megyn Kelly Today morning show […]more
A Mathematical Model Captures the Political Impact of Fake News
The mathematical theory of communication — one of science’s finest achievements — provides an objective way to simulate how deliberately inaccurate reports influence voting behavior olicymakers and opinion formers the world over are grappling to come to terms with the nature of fake news and its implications for society, democracy, and even truth itself. However, the debate is clouded by […]more
Vogue announces it will no longer hire models under 18
Fashion bible Vogue and its publisher Conde Nast will no longer feature underage models on its pages, the company announced on Thursday, calling on the wider industry to do the same. The move was announced in the September edition of Vogue US, in an article titled “Why the fashion world needs to commit to an […]more
People Don’t Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves.
What Apple, Samsung, and Starbucks learned from Pepsi. The year was 1957, and Pepsi — like many of the youth at that time — was dealing with an identity crisis. Despite efforts from marketers, Pepsi was being outsold by its biggest competitor and perpetual market leader — Coke — by a factor just shy of six to one, even as it was selling at […]more
35 Examples How Blockchain Is Changing Our World
It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more that just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day . Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, others …more