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Just Google it

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

From Michael S. Evans’s review of Pedro Domingos’s  The Master Algorithm: For those in power, machine learning offers all of the benefits of human knowledge without the attendant dangers of organized human resistance. The Master Algorithm describes a world in which individuals can be managed faster than they can respond. What does this future really look like? […]

Can Location Save Mobile Advertising?

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Yesterday on Marketing Land I wrote about a new mobile ad blocking report that contends there are now roughly 419 million people blocking ads on mobile devices around the globe. That’s up from about 200 million a year ago. The highest concentration of ad blocking users is reportedly in Asia, while it is less common […]

Framed and shot

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“From the very beginning of her career,” writes Arthur Lubow, of Diane Arbus, “she was taking photographs to obtain a vital proof — a corroboration of her own existence. The pattern was set early. When she was 15, she described to a friend how she would undress at night in her lit bathroom and watch […]

Meet the Comm Leaders who took home the inaugural Husky 100 award

The Husky 100 is University of Washington’s new student recognition award that honors students who make the most of their time in UW and best represent the Husky experience. The award includes both undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses in all area of studies. Show More Summary

The future of Facebook is more bias, not less

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“What makes social media unique,” writes Mark Zuckerberg in defending Facebook against charges of an anti-conservative slant in its promotion of “trending” news stories, is that “we are one global community where anyone can share anything — from a loving photo of a mother and her baby to intellectual analysis of political events.” The ideal of a global community […]

One of the most important websites for the future of big data & AI is up for sale this week

The future of the world will be impacted in major ways by big data and artificial intelligence.  That much is undeniable, right? But how is data accessed and how does AI make connections and recommendations between technologies, data sets, and users?  Through something called an API, or Application Programming Interface. APIs are already big but they’re […]

Ethics in Autonomous Corporations, Investments in Human Community, and the Strategic Value of Social Media: Three Good Twitter Conversations This Week

Last weekend I started what I’d like to make a regular series of blog posts rounding up some of the most interesting conversations I was fortunate enough to have over the previous week on Twitter. Here’s last week’s about blockchain, news algorithms, and people discovery. Above: thinker @LAPrice, CMX community summit founder David Spinks, and marketer Dave Ewart. […]

The green light

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Gatsby’s real name, you’ll recall, was Gatz, so I guess it’s no surprise that The Great Gatsby is Bill Gates’s favorite novel: The novel that I reread the most. Melinda and I love one line so much that we had it painted on a wall in our house: “His dream must have seemed so close that he […]

‘Superfan’: Comm Lead alum’s film to debut at SIFF 2016

Featured image: Comm Lead alumni Leigh Burmesch’s short documentary, “Superfan,” will have its debut screening at the Seattle International Film Festival Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of Leigh Burmesch. When Leigh Burmesch...Show More Summary

3 reasons why you should apply to be a Comm Lead Fellow

The featured image was created by Alumni Fellow Rosemary Ponnekanti for the Comm Lead Movie Night, an annual event hosted by the Fellows. You might be well aware of the opportunities available to you while you’re in the Communication...Show More Summary

Before you speak, learn to listen: Political discussion in the age of the internet

Featured photo of William Ruckelshaus by Ashley Myrriah Johnson Over the past decade, technology has changed how Americans engage in the political process. Social media not only increases access to information, but presents an array of community-oriented platforms for people to interact with politicians and discuss current issues. Show More Summary

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