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The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Reader Profile: Seth Godin
Seth Godin has been one of the most influential people on the web for at least 20 years. In 1999, his book Permission Marketing redefined digital marketing. 17 books and 7,100-plus blog posts later, he remains one of the most thoughtful and interesting writers about how humans communicate and connect in the modern age. It’s especially impressive because he largely eschews social media and remains committed to blogging and book publishing. Though his blogging has gone from a superhuman five posts a day to a merely heroic once a day, he remains one of our favorite writers. We asked him about where inspiration comes from, how modern marketers have abused his ideas, and where the next Seth Godin might come from.
RSS  blogs  social_media  sethgodin  interview 
yesterday by rgl7194
Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram | News | The Guardian
What wolves like Oyefeso fail to declare is that each of the trading platforms you sign up to (with a minimum deposit of £250) pays him around £40-80 – and that recruitment, rather than betting on these predatory financial products, is the way he makes his risk-free money (Oyefeso maintains he’s making money from trading). Young people join the platforms, make a few trades and can lose anything between £250 and several thousand pounds, then realise they can make it back by repeating the trick: becoming a paid marketing affiliate masquerading as a successful trader. It looks like a vintage pyramid scheme, rebooted for the social media era using a model of e-marketing that has boomed over the last 20 years.
stock_market  uk  social_media  brainfood  day_trading 
yesterday by perich
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
Good explanation of how your friends can upload your info and thus connect you with people you don't want, and how you can't really do anything about it, even if you don't have a Facebook account.
Facebook  privacy  anonymity  social_media 
3 days ago by jcretan
Launching today: new collaborative study to diminish abuse on Twitter
In a study starting today, Twitter is publicizing its rules to users to test whether this improves civility. Academics who proposed this idea will analyze the results and openly publish the findings.
susan_benesch  nathan_matias  twitter  social_media  online_bullying  netpolicynotes 
4 days ago by mreinbold
Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document
Facebook can identify people people "at risk" of jumping ship from one brand to a competitor. The technology raises ethical alarms among experts.
sam_biddle  facebook  cambridge_analytica  social_media  advertising  netpolicynotes 
4 days ago by mreinbold

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