Coercive People

A long time ago, before the Viggo Mortensen played Aragorn, before the live action renditions of The Lord of the Rings, in the deep dark period of time called the 1980s there were animated versions of the stories, specifically The Return of the King. In it there is a song sung by the Orcs of […]

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Audio vs Video

Audio is one of our earliest forms of modern long distance communication in close to real time. Radio, telephones, and cell phones relied on audio only communication. People still listen to radio or each other in one form or another today. But today they can listen online in the forms of podcasts and online radio stations. […]

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Why Autoplay is a Terrible Idea.

Recently I saw that Facebook has now made videos autoplay with the volume on, let’s explore why this is a bad idea. First off, most people don’t like autoplay, especially if they’re on limited data. Second, there’s a respect issue. Autoplay literally forces people to automatically view their content. This skews data as to views, […]

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Blasts from the Past.

I woke up this morning with to reminders f how the past is still with us. Facebook reminded me of a five year friendship…. of a friend I’ve had since I was a child. That’s lasted probably almost 20 years.  So it’s to be expected that Facebook doesn’t know my entire life. I was also […]

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Expectations Vs Reality

A lot of what we view of the world is shown through the lens of a camera. Pictures online, movies, T.V. shows, news programs, cellphone videos, vines, etc. These shape the way we perceive reality and it can be used to to help us with marketing and educating people. The problem is is that most […]

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