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The Limits of Friendship - The New Yorker
“On the internet, you can pull the plug and walk away. There’s no forcing mechanism that makes us have to learn.”
culture  advertising  jour41003  socialmedia  social-media-fatigue 
october 2014 by lbrightphd
Louis C.K.: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Chick | Fast Company
I myself have two daughters, a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old, and I've learned from those girls how to be a better man. If I'd had a boy, then there'd be two shitty versions of me. The last thing I need to do is fail twice with two different people: me and my son. But I benefit from an uncomplicated relationship with my daughters--I get to observe how great they are. I'm always learning from them, and they are well-mannered with far better living habits than I have. When I get up in the morning, for instance, they're already dressed, with their teeth brushed and looking nice. I'm not capable of any of that.
apple  culture  girls  gender 
november 2011 by lbrightphd
Beyond Convergence: Confluence culture and the role of the advertising agency in a changing world
New Internet technologies allow online users to create content. Some of this content is brand information that traditionally developed and promoted by advertising agencies. Agencies have reacted to this phenomenon in different ways: some embrace it, some ignore it, and others encourage employees to act as consumers in developing content, perhaps in questionable ways. This essay presents a concept called confluence culture to describe the changes that the advertising industry is currently undergoing relative to the rise of digital culture. We argue that all advertisers, in order insure their relevancy, must recognize the role confluence culture plays in their work.
advertising  culture  media  technology 
september 2009 by lbrightphd
Knitta
Underground knitting community that puts knitting up around various cities and events.
knitting  crafts  culture  community  streetart  urban 
august 2009 by lbrightphd
chumby
Watch the Web. There is always something good on ...
teaching  technology  fun  cool_hunting  art  culture  geek 
november 2007 by lbrightphd
Volapuk encoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reference to coding language used in the William Gibson book, "Spook Country".
spook_country  culture  language 
november 2007 by lbrightphd
'Doctor, Can you Make me Look like this?'
An article of the rise of cosmetic surgery in youth culture ... and how it is fueled by advertising content.
advertising  culture  medicine 
march 2007 by lbrightphd

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