The advertising glut dooms the social media industry

Summary:  The internet is a mirror in which we can see important aspects of America. Businesses funded by speculation (greed) struggle to survive in an era of few opportunities and falling investment, while high technology and rising inequality reshape America. The social media stocks are in this maelstrom, as virtual advertising space grows faster than … Continue reading The advertising glut dooms the social media industry

Bitcoin, the deep web, & the big conflicts of the 21st C

Summary:  The e-conflicts have begun with the development of e-currencies, e-markets, and even e-wars. History tells us that people often don't see the major trends of their time, either lacking perspective or distracted by more cool but less important phenomena. So it is today, as bitcoin gets the most attention while dark e-markets change the … Continue reading Bitcoin, the deep web, & the big conflicts of the 21st C

Samuel Adams started the Revolution because he didn’t have Twitter

Summary: We don't eat kippers for breakfast because Samuel Adams didn't have the temptation of running the Revolution by Twitter instead by snail mail. Social media are a powerful tool for organizations, but no substitute for them. The delusion of a self-organizing crowd appeals to people seeking easy low-commitment ways to reform America. Perhaps repeated … Continue reading Samuel Adams started the Revolution because he didn’t have Twitter

The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

Summary: The government blames North Korea of the Axis of Evil for the attack on Sony, a claim quite like the bogus claims of the past we so credulously believed. No matter how often they lie to us, Americans believe what the government tells us. They lie, we believe, their lies are exposed -- rinse, … Continue reading The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

The new tech bubble takes us to a new world. A mad world.

Summary: As we enjoy the third bubble in 15 years, watching America's investment capital burn away, let's break loose from the crowd and seek a more accurate perspective. However bleak the vision, never ask for the blindfold. . Contents Our odd third bubble Peter Schiff asks "WhatsApp With That?" About the author For More Information … Continue reading The new tech bubble takes us to a new world. A mad world.