“We haven’t had this kind of transformation since television came in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s,” says Marc Pritchard, the marketing boss at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser. Grappling with these challenges, however, may spur a shift in the industry’s structure. There will always be startups, particularly because technology changes so quickly. … Continue reading All these problems may just be inevitable teething…
DocStoc is now dead, which I knew was coming. What I didn't realize is that I had linked to so many pages there (including a few of my own like a paper on Julian of Norwich that had around 3,500 views last time I checked a few months back. I've got a plugin configured here … Continue reading
Developed by Microsoft’s research division, Tay is a virtual friend with behaviors informed by the web chatter of some 18–24-year-olds and the repartee of a handful of improvisational comedians (Microsoft declined to name them). Her purpose, unlike AI-powered virtual assistants like Facebook’s M, is almost entirely to amuse. And Tay does do that: She is … Continue reading Developed by Microsoft’s research division Tay is a…
Chromecast is dead. Name-wise, at least. Thankfully. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE(d) Chromecast, now Google Cast. Great decision, Google.
Granted, these stories are all data-driven and lack literary flair, so human journalists still own deep reporting and analysis—for now. Narrative Sciences predicts that work written by its program will earn a Pulitzer Prize any day now, and that computers will control 90 percent of journalism in roughly 15 years. If you’re dubious about robo-journalism, … Continue reading Granted these stories are all data driven and…
"4+ BILLION VIDEO VIEWS EVERY DAY 100 million daily active users About 9,000 photos sent per second Of all businesses using social media, only 2% have a dedicated Snapchat presence" Source: Ignite Social Media Interesting.
By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers said.http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/vegan-eating-would-slash-cut-food-s-global-warming-emissions-n542886
"I'm here to manage a team, not make rules," Maddon said. "I learned my lesson from that."http://m.cubs.mlb.com/news/article/168278928/cubs-joe-maddon-talks-policies-with-leaders
"On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking [terrorist Syed] Farook’s iPhone," federal prosecutors said in a filing Monday afternoon. "Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook’s iPhone. If the method is viable, it should … Continue reading FBI Looking to Delay Tomorrow’s Hearing on Apple Encryption
The era of the fact is coming to an end: the place once held by “facts” is being taken over by “data.”http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/21/the-internet-of-us-and-the-end-of-facts
Friend in Christian ministry who read my earlier post today replied via text: So, what you're saying is that churches should treat their members like adults who can decide if they can / cannot make it to services or events because of weather or some other circumstances? I agree. I like that summation (asked if … Continue reading More on bad church marketing due to weather
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We like to think pictures that we take (of ourselves and other things) digitally are eternal and won't disappear into the digital abyss. However, is that true it will our JPGs and PNGs (not to mention associated metadata) slip into the digital dark age canyon we're construction for our ancestors? "If only they had used … Continue reading Will our selfies survive us?
Facebook's Notify is live and ready for your iOS consumption. Apps are moving quickly to be "invisible" and only interact with us in the notification space that is agnostic of the former modes of app badges and alerts. If you think this is just a ploy to flood your phone with news you might be … Continue reading Facebook’s Notify and the New Age of Invisible Apps
"If you simply manage to write in spoken language, you'll be ahead of 95% of writers. And it's so easy to do: just don't let a sentence through unless it's the way you'd say it to a friend." Source: Write Like You Talk by Paul Graham
Last night at a meeting in Lexington, I had a glass of ice water for first time in two weeks. We don't have drinking water available in our home or at the office here in Columbia. We still do have a house with all of our belongings and memories, though. We also have bottled water. … Continue reading It’s the little things…
"I am tired of apologizing! As much as I know I should just listen to the Frozen soundtrack and just Let It Go!, there comes a time when letting it go is consent! No more! Mike Huckabee, if you want to claim to be a Baptist, a minister, even a Christian, please take some time … Continue reading I’m tired of apologizing because I’m a baptist.
If you get upset when people mispronounce Suetonius, you should listen to Thinking Religion with Thomas Whitley and me. We love you and we feel your pain.
"We were never commissioned to demand that secular culture reflect biblical principles. We were commissioned to reflect biblical principles in the middle of secular culture, pointing to God’s redemptive story." Source: Christians Shouldn’t Be Culture’s Morality Police | RELEVANT Magazine Good article that I wish more people of faith would read. There's no shame in … Continue reading The problem with demanding that secular culture reflect biblical principles
More than anything else, the strangest thing to me about Asheville is seeing the rivers run the wrong way (towards the Mississippi).