Category Archive: Randomness

Want fries with that hack?

Those of you who subscribe to this blog via email might have (oddly) received an older post from “me” in your inbox today.   Some of you might have noticed a strange little ad at the bottom of the e-mail.

Additionally, if by chance you recently Googled m-cause, you may have received a notice that my site may be “compromised.”

All is well now.  I’ve had the [...]

Identity thoughts

Image via Wikipedia

Identity is a pretty complex “umbrella” concept that gets tossed around a lot. If you talk to someone in business/marketing, identity covers everything from a company name and logo, to an entire image or perceived set of values in the marketplace.

If you talk to a social scientist, they’ll use identity to describe a person’s expression of their individuality. Indeed, social psychologists will see identity as [...]

Facebook more important to the environment than solar panels? + others

After being out for a bit more than a week, I thought I would post a couple of links that caught my eye as I re-opened my computer.

Conspicuous, but not Consuming:  Why Facebook is more important to the environment than solar panels:  This is a pretty optimistic article (which I missed over a month ago) touting the move to online social networking as a fundamental shift in the pattern of [...]

Cultural Latency and the tyranny of rapid adoption?

Happy 4th of July weekend to all the US Americanos out there.  Today I’m going fishing…in my Google Feed Reader.

Yes, I felt like a fisherman this morning as I tried to catch some interesting info in the hundreds of blog posts and articles that had somehow piled up–over the last 24 hours.

24 hours?  What is happening?  I have a Google headache now…and I didn’t even open Tweetdeck.  I can’t keep [...]

Has the world become a corporation?

For Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life, Inc.  How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take it Back, a pervasive mindset of “Corporatism” exists in society today.  Rushkoff believes that after generations of Corporate encroachment into the lives of ordinary people, the world has become a corporation, in a sense, and now it is time to take it back.

The Core Problem: After generations of subjugation to corporatism, ordinary people [...]

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