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The Ultimate Unmasking

It played out like a modern day detective story: A vague clue inadvertently delivered through an off-hand remark…a series of people connected by name and activities…a false name derived from the target’s personal interests…but did it all add up? In this case, it did. And it ended up being stranger than fiction. This week the […]

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The Donald as a Weed-Pushing Chatbot

As we discussed in episode 17 of the Metastential podcast, “Automated Messaging and Screaming Robots,” there’s a growing movement toward automated messaging in marketing that prompts some big questions. Sure, there are lots and lots of valid use cases for automating certain types of messaging, but do we really think we can simply automate relationships with […]

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Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service

Right on cue following our discussion of the format wars on the podcast, Amazon launches their own streaming music service. A brief report on The Daily Beast says Amazon Music Unlimited will run $3.99 per month for customers who have the Amazon Echo speaker, $7.99 for Amazon Prime subscribers who want to use a different […]

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Stranger Things Type Generator

Like the rest of America, I became obsessed with the Netflix original series Stranger Things. I am their target demo: A dude of a certain age who grew up when the story is set; I played Dungeons & Dragons with friends (though I was more of a Axis & Allies guy); and I eventually found […]

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iOS Rebuilt in Word Document…Yes, Word Doc

There’s something oddly compelling and satisfying about watching a man recreate the iOS interface using nothing more than MS Word. Maybe it’s the comeuppance of a meticulously branded “product design” institution? Maybe it’s the Goliath vs. Goliath face-off with uglier giant actually besting its prettier rival with its most pedestrian weapon? Maybe it’s just the […]

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Beauty Held in the Eye of a Master

Everybody loves a good Photoshop Fail. I mean, what’s not to love? The immediate and relatively inexpensive access to “quick fix” edits of photography in the hands of the under-trained masses has given us hilarious results and cringe-worthy brand schadenfreude. But photo editing pre-dates the digital tools that has made it so easy and a […]

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