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Future Perfect » Impartial Encounters
"Summary: the tools to help us negotiate today’s (heavily loaded notion of) impartiality is going to be further eroded by our, our participants and other peoples ability to pull an additional layer of information into social situations – before you or they initiate an interaction. For some it will be about pulling up a Facebook profile, other’s will prefer looking up sexual preferences or tax brackets, and for the researcher out in the field – what you’ve published and where, professionally or otherwise.

Sure all of this information can be pulled up one way or another today. And sure if you’ve been researching the digital realm the link-back to your online you(s) is something that you’ve been dealing with for a while. The significant shift comes from those out in the field – whether journalists, researchers or spooks, and the most significant impact will be in environments where there the consequences lie at the extremes."
impartiality  bias  journalism  background  facebook  socialsoftware  research  information  online  web  impartialencounters  perspective  thereisnoblankslate  thereisnofreshstart 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Thriving Office
"Home businesses know they must seem successful to become successful. So they play Thriving Office while on the phone. This valuable CD, which is filled with the sounds people expect to hear from an established company, provides instant credibility."
humor  sound  audio  background  business 
march 2008 by robertogreco
k-punk: Punishment enough
"ruling class are taught to see themselves as talented and intelligent, irrespective of achievements/failures...working class tend to be more existentialist, believing that status has to be earned- continually..[thus] prone to depression"
class  psychology  background  confidence  depression  philosophy  existentialism  humanism  value  k-punk  markfisher 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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