The Root Of The Issues With Platforms Like Facebook And Google

I read a very long and really interesting piece this week, written by an early Facebook investor detailing what, in his view, is wrong with Facebook and what might be done to “fix it”. It hit on a lot of points that I have found myself thinking about in the past couple of years and […]

Net Neutrality Impacts Us All

I wrote a post about this back in 2014 when the current net neutrality policy was being developed and it still holds up today – as far as the arguments for why this is so important. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have surely heard about the FCC’s latest proposal, ironically entitled “Restoring […]

Google Needs To Stop Acting Like It Has Info It Does Not

So, this week Google has announced that it will start showing estimated wait times at restaurants in search results. I did a search for a local restaurant I know to be popular and chose to view Saturday estimates and got this result: This place consistently has over an hour wait on weekends, even for small […]

Misleading Ads, Fake News & The Platforms That Profit From Them

Much has been in the news lately about the proliferation of “fake news” and its impact on society. Ad platforms and networks, of which Google and Facebook are the two behemoths, make the vast majority of their revenue from people placing ads and others clicking on those ads all around the web. I saw two […]

The Great Attribution Myth

Can we get real for a minute? I have been thinking this for quite some time now. Let’s be brutally honest – attribution, as we currently know it, is kind of a joke. I know, this is probably not necessarily going to be a popular opinion, and I welcome other points of view in the […]