Tristan Harris profits off the demise and the clickbaitification of news and journalism

Keywords: Technology , Social media , Facebook , Google , Netflix

“The Fourth Estate has been progressively hollowed out by these large tech platforms which have profited off the demise and the clickbaitification of news and journalism,” he said. “That is something that has to get fixed and I think we need a more global solution to that problem.”

https://www.smh.com.au/technology/ex-google-staffer-calls-for-regulation-of-big-tech-to-fund-journalism-20201016-p565tz.html

This ‘Dead Dad’ McDonald’s commercial offended many viewers with an insensitive topic and unwise way of delivering its message

Keywords: consumer psychology

McDonald’s seems to have taken a wrong approach because public reaction shows that many were displeased and hurt, especially those who have personally experienced a loss.

https://ewhabrandcommunication.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/mcdonalds-failed-advertising

Beggars play on your sense of empathy while scammers play with your head and intelligence

Keywords: 1st news , atm , beggars , ella temisan , lagos , scam

Recently, I wrote about beggars in Lagos and I mentioned that they worry me; simply because of my unpleasant experience with them. Now it seems that I also have to worry about scammers.

https://1stnews.com/lagos-wahala-its-like-scammers-have-changed-format-ella-temisan

I base business out of my home and recently moved far away from my service area. Now I’m not showing up in Google search. Need help bad

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Please pm me if you can give me information on the following. I run a small plumbing business, currently claiming the business out of my home location. I recently moved from the cities I service, to a rural town 30 miles away(zero local business opportunities). On Google business I stupidly verified ‘Google my business” address to my new home, via the Google postcard. Now when you search the cities I was servicing, my company doesn’t show up at all. I used to come up on the first page or two. I get 95% of my clients through Google searches. I didn’t realize the search issue until recently, after my business started not to get any inquiries. I’m now screwed if I don’t get more clients soon. I know this is all because of the local business search, and my move. I’ve already tried the by the book seo suggestions without…

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Mistaken identities in the (partially British) news

“Jerusalem”, Britain, mistaken identity, News, Viking warriors, woman warriors

Notes from the U.K.

A video showing what seemed to be–if looked at the right way–a Chinese version of the Loch Ness monster paddling around near the Three Gorges Dam turned out to be a twenty-meter-long industrial airbag. Or in some articles, a long piece of tubing, which may or may not be another way of saying the same thing.

What was the right was way to look at it? Mind-altering substances (a category that includes alcohol) have been shown to be effective.

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Irrelevant and out-of-season photo: a begonia

In California, a robocop was mistaken for a robocop. It was rolling through a park, demonstrating that it could do everything the police force had said it would do: patrol large open spaces and use its microphone to deter crime. So when a fight broke out, a witness ran up to it and pushed the emergency alert button. 

What did it do? It…

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