Bist du Youtuber oder Instagrammer? Ich bin auf jeden Fall kein Sonyer oder RTLer, nein und auch kein ARDler, bin viel zu jung dafür, obwohl Music.alyer kann ich vielleicht sein. Ein roter Bulle kann jeder werden wenn er denn nur will. Wallace hat uns in seinem dicken Schinken „Unendlicher Spaß“ freundlicherweise darauf hingewiesen
Ziggy has always been a positive spiritual force with his music. Upon release of his album Fly Rasta he explained it’s uniqueness and how it’s packed with a full load of past experiences; Fly Rasta is at a good place after five prior albums of wisdom. David Nesta Marley grew the most in love, in spite of todays more visible attraction to hate on planet earth.
I love everyone, I don’t hate no one. Once we can find that love, life becomes easier, love is like a shield, like a barrier against negative energy, if you have too much love it’s like a force field.
Staying true to your roots without co-opting your inner core to quick selfish fixes, products or signifiers the world never waited for is a life long challenge. I’m always inspired by people who build a force field that fights the negative and empower the future for others.
I remember a spiritual mentor who mentioned that it’s often easier to lean towards the negative than the positive. Living empathy is a positive excercise, to see other people without one’s own default setting – I’m pretty sure that those force fields are in endless supply.
A bit ironic that Microsoft and PWC support the #RebootingWebOfTrust Design workshop in Paris tomorrow and you can pay up to 750 Euros without submissions, albeit, the topic is relevant and here’s an overview of submitted papers.
The Web of Trust. It’s a buzzword for a new model of decentralized identity. However, it’s also a phrase that dates back almost twenty-five years and has been heavily overloaded with meaning during that time. The classic definition of Web of Trust derives from PGP, but the top Google results refer to a website reputation rating system created by a Finnish internet company. Meanwhile, some use it as a big tent that includes identity authentication and verfication, certificate validation, and reputation assesment, while the vibrant blockchain community is also drawing new attention to the classic concept.
Thanks to our personalized, digital filter bubbles, the need to build trust outside of walled gardens akin to iTunes or Facebook is pertinent in meat space as well. Whether it’s text walking lanes, lack of empathy or fake perfectification on social channels, trust needs some serious rebooting on a couple of fronts. I have reboot hope, even for good old journalism; the NYT has seen digital subscribers soar since the election and the stock is worth a peek.
Source: Yahoo Finance. Since November 2016 the Grey Lady has traded more than 30% higher
Six years ago an influencer was thought of as having a true voice
An influencer has a different way of thinking, embraces all forms of culture and has an opinion that is very valued, with concepts not yet in the mainstream conciousness.
„Once you get to that kind of level and you’re tapped by corporations, then you sort of loose your ability to actually be in touch with what’s going on, you’re reacting to secondary information.“ – David Gensler
Thanks for the heads up in 2011, Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, who directed and produced the film over at R+I Creative.
Hockey is softer than you think, especially in global development aid
Pavel Barber, a stick handling specialist, helped out Japanese hockey phenom Aito Iguchi in Vancouver improve his skills. Toronto based Graeme Townshend is beating the odds as head of the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation in search of „Cool Runnings“ on skates: Jamaica is the first Caribbean nation to become an associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). And Leon Draisaitl is already writing history. If Germans were as excited as the Oilers with hockey Made in Germany, we would see better tv deals, youth development and press coverage.
In Japan, Jamaica and Germany, hockey exists on the fringes of the public eye, excitement is lackluster, which makes it even harder for kids like Aito to hit the stars. At least it’s good to know that global development of the world’s fastest team sport is in Canadian hands. If anyone in Montreal is interested in Kenyan hockey, take a look at these pioneers.
The standard internet model of putting ads next to everything is under pressure, as advertisers are realizing that „everything,“ on the internet, means mostly racist videos….if there’s a backlash against the just-put-it-anywhere ethos of advertising on the internet, that will benefit traditional arbiters of truth and newsworthiness. It’s a nice revenge of traditional journalism against Google.
It’s reassurung to see that advertisers are increasingly selective about where they place their ads – a wink towards programmatic over grazers. The same goes for content. I think we’ll see advertisers choose with sharper eyes who they want to cooperate with. Before that happens they’ll need to figure out who is harmful to their brand, fakes followers or abuses readers trust. A strong brand will eventually end up in the cheap seats if the content is more focused on pr noise than true voice.