Posts related to Social Media, Marketing & Privacy
24 June 2012 - Corporate Speech: A Threat to Public Health?
Attempts to regulate sugary drinks or corporate speech all spring from the theory that the average citizen isn’t capable of responding responsibly to marketing messages, therefore those messages must be regulated by benevolent overseers in government.
12 November 2011 - Assorted Ruminations
Well. What an interesting couple of weeks it’s been. Summary commentary follows, on subjects as diverse as writing, politics, socializing and privacy. Read on, dear friends, and be enlightened. …
09 May 2010 - News Roundup III
Of interest – Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City argues that making illegal immigrants pay a fine, catch up on back taxes and learn English in order to become lawful residents is not “amnesty” because the illegals aren’t getting something for nothing. Ummm, OK. He also says that the Catholic Church supports a [...]
05 May 2010 - “Remember November” — the RGA Gets It
The new advertising campaign from the Republican Governors Assocation, called Remember November, astonishes me for one simple reason: At long, long, long last, it appears that some in the Republican Party finally get it. The two major Web ads released so far have been breathtakingly good; they feel like a movie trailer, and I actually had an [...]
11 April 2010 - Online Privacy: Time for Action
You visit a favorite Web site. You browse a while, and then you notice that all the ads you see are remarkably well-tailored for your unique preferences. The banner ads or AdSense offerings are for things that you like, or for businesses that are local to you. Product suggestions are for things you’ve recently browsed or [...]