On July 22nd, 2019, I published an article called Living in a Post-Truth World. A lot has happened since that post — I wanted to revisit it here to see how much still applies, and how much I ended up getting wrong.Continue reading “Post-Truth, Revisited”
[No fancy Unsplash photo for today – this is a more laidback article.]
Out of all social media websites, Reddit is easily the hardest to crack. It’s community naturally filters out ads, and is quick to attack any potential promotions. So, how do you use Reddit as a business?Continue reading “How to Use Reddit as a Business”
Yup, we’re doing another one of these. For those of you who are new, the State of the Union is my longest-running series, going all the way back to 2014 (though it wasn’t called “State of the Union” until 2015). In this post, I’m going to recap our planned goals for last year with what we hit/missed, as well as go over some goals for 2020.
Okay, so it’s been a bit longer than “a few weeks”, but I did promise back in June in my “How One Joke Can Ruin Your Life” post that I’d elaborate a bit on what I call “The Shame Economy”. My thoughts on that got sidetracked after some time, but I think with some current social media developments it is finally time to bring it back. So let’s dive in.
I’ve talked a lot on the blog before about the future of truth in relation to propaganda and deepfakes. Last time I touched this topic, I discussed the latter. Now, I want to dive into why it’s so hard to remove bad content from social media in the first place.