Making Money from Scoops

Here is an ethical question. Can a news source make money from its scoops – beyond the obvious – and will I keep reading the source if they continue to scoop? The question is raised by Felix Salmon, the finance blogger on Reuters – somewhat facetiously I thought…until I thought about it and read the…

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“Do No Evil”?

Anyone remember this Japanese parable? Known as the three wise monkeys, they embody—“speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil.” Occasionally they are pictured with a fourth monkey with crossed arms representing “do no evil.” There is a certain simplicity to the notion, and one that carries virtue in its practice – imagine if…

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Have You Tried Instagram?

Have you tried Instagram? I was a fan from day one…everything about it was smart – it enhanced human need to share photos; platformed off the mobile phone camera – already accepted and used by consumers; was easy to use; had a simple name – all in all it was what I call a “white…

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Love 2.0

Algorithms do not love make…. Yes, yes – we all know the advertised stories of all the happy couples brought together by digital dating services through the magic of advanced algorithms. But hear out Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University. As quoted by The New York Times on Easter Sunday, Professor…

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“We’re Sure You’re Going to Love This”

Truth is that I had another topic in mind until I read the following from the Wall Street Journal. I won’t comment except to say…listen: “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” Marshall McLuhan And there you have it – are you shaping or being shaped? Do…

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