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Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad : NPR
My problem is with Katie's mom, who treats the situation as if she and her daughter are peers in battle. Parenting a tween should not be about one-upping. It is about noticing when your child is upset enough to be defensive and upset enough to lie when she feels left out. It is about recognizing when your child has gone off course, and focusing on trying to get her back on.
periods  growingpains  advertising  video  parenting  teenagers  fittingin  taboo 
july 2019 by kme
On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters - The New York Times []
Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, argued that inappropriate videos on YouTube Kids showed hazards of today’s media reality.

“Algorithms are not a substitute for human intervention, and when it comes to creating a safe environment for children, you need humans,” Mr. Golin said. His group and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission in 2015 accusing YouTube Kids of deceptive marketing to parents based on inappropriate videos.

Using automation for online advertising has turned Google into a behemoth worth more than half a trillion dollars. The company has faced a new wave of criticism in the past year for lacking human oversight after its systems inadvertently funded fake news sites and hateful YouTube videos and most likely sold election-related ads to accounts affiliated with the Russian government.
youtube  advertising  contentmills  algorithms  parenting 
november 2017 by kme
The Internet Baggage You Didn’t Know You Had (And What To Do About It) | The Firefox Frontier
As a result, every byte of data you share gets logged and archived. Forever. Identifying details that you probably don’t even remember providing years ago. Things like your birthday, home address, party affiliation. Names of family members and where they live. Take a sec to look yourself up on a data broker, like Spokeo, or Whitepages, and you’ll get a sense of just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Then take the necessary steps to remove yourself from those sites if you’re not into being listed there.

- ( people search)
- (residential phone)
tracking  surveillance  privacy  theinternet  advertising  tipsandtricks 
july 2017 by kme
The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk

I've come to believe that a lot of what's wrong with the Internet has to do with memory. The Internet somehow contrives to remember too much and too little at the same time, and it maps poorly on our concepts of how memory should work.

The online world is very different. Online, everything is recorded by default, and you may not know where or by whom. If you've ever wondered why Facebook is such a joyless place, even though we've theoretically surrounded ourselves with friends and loved ones, it's because of this need to constantly be wearing our public face. Facebook is about as much fun as a zoning board hearing.

It's romantic to think about cable taps and hacked routers, but history shows us that all an interested government has to do is ask. The word 'terrorism' is an open sesame that opens any doors. Look what happened with telecoms under the Bush administration. The NSA asked for permission to tap phone networks, and every American telecom except one said "no problem—let me help you rack those servers". Their only concern was to make sure they got immunity against lawsuits.

Take the case of Quora. Quora is a question-answering website. You type a question and a domain expert might answer it for you.

Quora's declared competitor is Wikipedia, a free site that not only doesn't make revenue, but loses so much money they have to ask for donations just to be broke.

Recently, Quora raised $80 million in new funding at a $900 million valuation. Their stated reason for taking the money was to postpone having to think about revenue.

Quora walked in to an investor meeting, stated these facts as plainly as I have, and walked out with a check for eighty million dollars.
theinternet  advertising  privacy  surveillance  sadness  america  carculture  correlationdoesnotequalcausation 
april 2017 by kme
Privacy Policy
Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to provide analytics services on our behalf and to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Simple and others, to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising targeted to your interests and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit
privacypolicy  banking  tracking  cookies  advertising 
february 2017 by kme
Just so you know: The government already has a list of Muslims in the U.S. - The Washington Post
Google knows a lot about me, but not everything. Imagine if you combined what Google knows about me with what my grocery store loyalty card knows about me and what my cable provider knows about me. It's the blind-men-examine-an-elephant situation: Each company sees only a small part, and so it doesn't know me well. By giving information to a central source, a data broker such as Acxiom or Experian, marketers know that I'm an elephant. Or a donkey. Or anything else.

Where does this overlap with the government? The government could create a tool to pull in data from all of these other places, too. But why bother, when the private sector already has? "I think it's a well-established fact that the government, writ large, is the largest source of funds for the data brokerage industry," Sparapani said. "They have elastic budgets. They can spend whatever they think they need to spend, particularly post-9/11 and in an era of ISIS commanding our attention." Many of those budgets are classified.
privacy  pii  targeted  advertising  surveillance 
november 2016 by kme
The ethics of modern web ad-blocking –
All of that tracking and data collection is done without your knowledge, and — critically — without your consent. Because of how the web and web browsers work, the involuntary data collection starts if you simply follow a link. There’s no opportunity for disclosure, negotiation, or reconsideration. By following any link, you unwittingly opt into whatever the target site, and any number of embedded scripts from other sites and tracking networks, wants to collect, track, analyze, and sell about you.

That’s why the implied-contract theory is invalid: people aren’t agreeing to write a blank check and give up reasonable expectations of privacy by clicking a link. They can’t even know what the cost of visiting a page will be until they’ve already visited it and paid the price.
advertising  marketing  privacy 
august 2015 by kme
DNA Lounge: 26-Mar-2015 (Thu): Wherein the Facebook Morality Police have decided that we are porn.
We will all be so much better off once Facebook finally craters into irrelevance, just like MySpace and Livejournal did before it. (Unless, you know, whatever replaces it is even worse, which is pretty likely.) But for now, Facebook has made itself sadly, tragically, despicably indispensable as a means of reaching customers.
facebook  advertising 
march 2015 by kme
Whatever goes up, that’s what we do
We’re blind. It doesn’t matter what any individual person thinks about something new. Everything must be tested. It’s feature echolocation: we throw out an idea, and when the data comes back we look at the numbers. Whatever goes up, that’s what we do. We are slaves to the numbers. We don’t operate around innovation. We only optimize. We do what goes up.
facebook  techculture  advertising  abtesting  metrics 
march 2014 by kme
Content, Ads, Caution | Mitchell's Blog
From the comments:
For the past $many years, marketing departments of all sorts have developed one core goal: convincing people that they are necessary. The underlying message in this endeavour has been that “you are a consumer and not a person, you should have everything handed to you on a platter, and having to think or research for yourself is a bad thing, so just leave that to us”. The result of this is that people have become lazier and more demanding than ever before, and their demands are usually taught, not motivated.
blog  mozilla  marketing  advertising  forthecomments 
february 2014 by kme
Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
I saw you were buying sage and onion, and I though this would go together well.
ui  ux  design  patterns  scammers  advertising  sleaze  slides  antipatterns 
february 2014 by kme
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