Archive for the ‘Statistics’ Category

Industrial slash and burn or the no straight lines of possibility?

Friday, March 26th, 2010In his article for The Observer – Tony Judt writes,Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For 30 years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes ...

Communities Dominate Brands – prescient

Saturday, August 1st, 2009Tim Harrap in a twitter post mentioned a conversation @ Marketing in Australia that identifies Communities Dominate Brands as being – prescient. We have become linked to what is now commonly called Social Media - thought I still prefer the ...

Are the sluice gates open for newspaper ad revenues?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008Newspaper ad revenue fell almost $2 billion in the third quarter for a record 18.1% decline, according to new statistics from the Newspaper Association of America. What's worse, newspapers' online ad revenue fell for the second quarter in a row. ...

Social Advertising Intelligence

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008The Social Marketing Intelligence company ? Xtract has just released a paper on Social Advertising IntelligenceThere are many people, companies, striving to make sense of the networked world from a commercial perspective - this started ...

Connectivity unleashes productivity

Thursday, May 29th, 2008Kevin Kelly gives us a blow by blow account of a speech made at the Long Now Foundation about decentralising control, the Gameen Bank and how that has helped local and poor populations presented by Iqbar ...

The economics of abundance and human behaviour

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008What information consumes is rather obvious. It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.Said the economist Herbert ...

Punctuated Equilibrium for the Johnston Press

Friday, May 16th, 2008Its sad when you see entire industries under threat - its sad when those industries also have only themselves to blame. Sometimes however they just cant see it coming - Blindsided As Stephen Jay Gould wroteStructural or mental ...

The advertising arms race in social networks

Saturday, May 10th, 2008The Stampede For Social Network Dollars Intensifies writes Diane MermigasThe race to monetize and leverage the power of social networks is turning into a stampede, as evidenced by Microsoft?s recently renewed efforts to acquire Facebook in the wake ...

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus in the World of Participatory Culture

Monday, May 5th, 2008Clay Shirky writes a very philosophical piece about culture/media and participationI was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. ...

Gutenberg and Flow

Saturday, April 26th, 2008So I posted about Flow and then GutenbergOf course Gutenberg was the first to unleash the flow of knowledge, ideas and communication.Today the projection looks like thisThe unleashing of such data flows are the equivalent to ...

Follow SMLXL