Data and intuition should complement each other, not compete.
There’s this trope in web design that, because our work isn’t physical, it doesn’t last. When you understand that our work depends on the discovery of these deep truths about humanity, you realize that our work is both the discovery and the creation. And new knowledge and understanding will live much longer than anything you can manufacture. We don’t need the original Senet game board to experience it.
There’s been an evolution from real time opportunism to the storytelling model, but how many digital agencies are set up to manage a meaningful narrative duty. What¹s needed is a new model of strategic creative where teams of (visual) storytellers lead brand tales, not just ideas “with legs”.
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
With that said, we now take measurement as being the truth. The contemporary myth that we are living in – where measurement is absolute - has become just as unquestioned and sacred in modern times as the oracles were in ancient Greece.
The people who say that [blogging is “dead”] are idiots. Blogging was never alive. It’s the people that matter. There will always be a small number who are what I call “natural born bloggers.” They were blogging before there were blogs, they just didn’t know what it was called. Julia Child was a blogger as was Benjamin Franklin and Patti Smith.
As blogging turns 20 this year, David Winer and other internet pioneers reflect on the medium’s cultural role.
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