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Jeff Jockisch

Digital Strategy | Content Marketing | Question & Answer Systems
January 26, 2015 8 comments 4 shares 12 plus ones
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Rat Park: We have known for nearly 40 years that access to drugs does not cause addiction. Are we ready to believe it?

The reason people keep taking drugs is not an unbreakable physical addiction, but rather mental distress, lack of something better to do, and lack of strong human connections.

Rat Park Study:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park

The Myth of Drug-Induced Addiction -- Bruce K. Alexander
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/371/ille/presentation/alexender-e.htm

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think -- Johann Hari
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html

So, the War on Drugs is solving our problems how?

What do you think?

And by the way, Sugar may be worse for your brain and more addicting than Cocaine...

#ft  

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January 26, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Appears that "conspiratorial mindset" is the biggest factor in resistance to vaccination.

Left-wing motivation against vaccines:
* distrust of corporations that make vaccines and fear that their products aren't safe/trusted

Right-wing motivation against vaccines:
* distrust of the CDC, government that claims vaccines are safe

Thanks for the interesting analysis, +Chris Mooney 

The biggest myth about vaccine deniers: That they’re all a bunch of hippie liberals

Lefty clusters notwithstanding, vaccine skepticism can be found across the political spectrum.

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January 24, 2015 24 comments 7 shares 11 plus ones
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The fumble rate of the Patriots since 2007 is almost statistically impossible....Unless they were doing something like deflating balls.

Via +Jeremy Dearringer​

Deflated: the Statistically Impossible Patriots Fumble Record

Patriots partisans are deflating the deflation controversy by arguing that their impermissible deflation of the footballs wasn't what allowed them to beat an overmatched Colts team.  Perhaps. But a new statistical analysis reveals that if it weren't for deflation of the footballs, the Patriots might not have even been playing a series of home playoff games as the top seed.

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January 22, 2015 4 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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Be careful out there - - if you convinced yourself vaccinations were optional. The rest of you - - let's go to Disneyland!

#ft 

Disney Measles Outbreak Could Get Worse, Experts Warn

It may be the happiest place on Earth, but California health officials are warning people to stay away from Disneyland unless they're vaccinated.That means a...

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January 22, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Beware: Social Media = Advertising. And will be regulated as such more and more.

Especially if you are in Finance and Law.  You need policies and oversight.

Listening to a very through webinar from David K. Stein of +Bricker & Eckler LLP.  Via +SAI Global.

http://www.compliance360.com/downloads/2015_01-Webinar-SocialMediaandAdvertising.pdf

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January 21, 2015 37 comments 16 shares 58 plus ones
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Congress is considering 2 bills today that would override FCC control of Internet rules, instead lining the pockets of gatekeepers that don't want competition. #netneutrality

In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever...

The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.

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January 20, 2015 5 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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This marketing campaign is genius. Heck, I'm going to buy some. You can't generate trust tippy-toeing around some products.
#ft  

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January 18, 2015 8 comments 3 shares 8 plus ones
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Thinking about some of the Millennials I have analyzed and interacted with via ChaCha, this rings true.

It's hard to imagine a person so distraught that they cannot see a path to a future worth living. But it is happening in greater and greater numbers. 

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January 16, 2015 7 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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I think we should be teaching Civics, but a test alone is just a another test. I wonder how many politicians could pass this test? :) 

Arizona Becomes First State to Require Students to Pass Civics Test

PHOENIX — Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation.The s...

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January 13, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Rule of Reason + Bright-line Test might = #netneutrality  Solution says +Hal Singer 

I'm skeptical that the FCC would implement such a policy well, including the required transparency on fees the ISP must provide to make that work, but it is potentially a workable solution that allows both competition and protection.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/halsinger/2015/01/13/was-chairman-wheeler-too-quick-to-toss-the-commercially-reasonable-standard/2/

Was Chairman Wheeler Too Quick To Toss the Commercially Reasonable Standard?

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he rejected the “commercially reasonable” standard to regulate the prices of Internet service providers (ISPs) in favor of an “unjust and reasonable” standard under Title II. Funny that just before Christmas, the FCC—in a secretive [...]

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January 12, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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“If I were running a more hard-news-oriented media company and I wanted to inform people about Uganda, first, I would look it up and find out exactly what’s going on there. Then I would find a few really poignant images or story lines, ones that create a lot of resonant emotion, and I would make those into a short video—under three minutes—with clear, simple words and statistics. Short, declarative sentences. And at the end I’d give people something they can do, something to feel hopeful about.” - Spartz

The Virologist

Emerson Spartz calls himself an aggregator, but he acts more like a day trader. Credit Illustration by Oliver Munday

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January 10, 2015 22 comments 2 shares 5 plus ones
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Do you think that radicalized fundamentalism would be the problem it is if the wealth gap (actual and/or percieved) were not growing?

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January 08, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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Title should read: "Jenny McCarthy linked to Measles outbreak."

Disneyland, California Adventure linked to measles outbreak

The California Department of Public Health is investigating nine measles cases tied to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, officials said Wednesday.

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January 07, 2015 33 comments 16 shares 69 plus ones
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Both funny and extremely scary. 

Councilman Kirby Delauter says Maryland newspaper can't use his name so it does, gloriously

Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter.

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December 24, 2014 5 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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On the open road, my Kia Soul exposed, jamming to deadmau5 #karmic

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December 19, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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A bunch of lawyers want to screw up the Internet again... 

#ZombieSOPA

Movie industry lobbyists at the MPAA are trying to resurrect SOPA-style web censorship via a back door. Let's defeat online censorship again. Tell the MPAA to kill the #ZombieSOPA.

https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/g-stop-mpaa

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December 16, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 16 plus ones
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DeepDive's goal is to extract lots of structured data from unstructured data sources.

http://www.roboticstrends.com/design_development/article/darpa_releases_deepdive_open_source_ai_technology

cc +Bill Slawski +Aaron Bradley +Eugene O'Donnell 

Design and Development: DARPA Releases DeepDive | Robotics Trends

Developed in the same lab as Watson, DeepDive’s goal is to organize data from unstructured data sources

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December 16, 2014 5 comments 2 shares 13 plus ones
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More well-monied opponents with a financial self-interest want #netneutrality  to go away.  Don't let them.

http://gizmodo.com/a-ton-of-tech-companies-just-came-out-against-net-neutr-1669797497

A Ton of Tech Companies Just Came Out Against Net Neutrality

More than 60 huge tech companies including Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco, and IBM have written a letter to leaders in Congress and the FCC opposing net neutrality. The free and open internet isn't going to happen without a fight.

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December 16, 2014 58 comments 0 shares 48 plus ones
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My wife and I have been wanting to move to Florida and we finally had to pull the trigger.  Well, she pulled the trigger, sold the house, and now I have to follow or live in a motel :)

I will be consulting for ChaCha, so much of my work will be the same for now.

If you are local and interested, I'm going to have a Last Lunch at Henry's at Noon on Thursday the 18th of December. If you know me from ChaCha or Social Media, feel free to come by! 

Henry's Pub & Grill
14159 Clay Terrace Blvd. Carmel, IN 46032
http://henryspubandgrill.com

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December 13, 2014 6 comments 3 shares 26 plus ones
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@Microsoft: Instead of telling me Caps are on and voiding my login attempt, how about checking to see if it is inverted? Too hard?  :)
#NoncognitiveComputing  

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December 09, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 3 plus ones
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Break the rules.

The Un-Checkbox Approach to Content Marketing

Data and insights can be incredibly valuable, but should never be treated as gospel, and the only logic worse than "because that's how we've always done it" might just be "because everyone else is doing it." Content is no exception. When was the last time you broke a few rules?

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December 04, 2014 19 comments 5 shares 31 plus ones
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"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before PSY..."

'Gangnam Style' busts YouTube's view counter - CNET

Psy strikes back. Korean pop sensation's popular video tops out YouTube's view counter, forcing Google to work on an upgrade.

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December 02, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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How Yelp disrupted and growth-hacked the Review business. I'm very impressed.

Yelp's Five-Star Growth Engine - GrowthHackers

[Growth Study] In 2012, Yelp opened on the New York Stock Exchange with a valuation of about $898 million. By September 30, 2013, they had accumulated 47 million reviews, with an average of 117 million monthly visitors, according to the company’s own numbers. When Yelp came on the scene, IAC’s local review site CitySearch was the dominant player, having been up and running for around a decade while accumulating over 112,000 restaurant reviews. Ye...

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December 01, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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80% of investments in the US P2P market come from private equity, hedge funds... #disruption   #banking  

Banks As Commodity Utilities In A New Payment World

With the recent launch of Apple Pay and leaked screenshots of Facebook integrating payments with Facebook Messenger fintech companies, there is a lot of..

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December 01, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"the future of digital identity should not be determined by one company" - +Chris Messina  Or, why we need Google+

Thoughts on Google+

I fucked up. So has Google.

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November 28, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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“You know what you really want,” she said. “Everybody always does, instinctively. Any doubt you’re feeling is just noise, trying to bury the truth, because you don’t want to face it.” -- Running Blind by Lee Child.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/455925.Running_Blind

Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4) by Lee Child — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

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November 26, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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The latest mystery revolves around an “extremely sharp” boundary at the inner edge of the outer [Van Allen] belt at roughly 7,200 miles in altitude that appears to block the ultrafast electrons from breeching the shield and moving deeper towards Earth’s atmosphere.

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/26/star-trek-invisible-shield-found-thousands-miles-above-earth

Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.

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November 21, 2014 3 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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As new power models become integrated into the daily lives of people and the operating systems of communities and societies, a new set of values and beliefs is being forged. Power is not just flowing differently; people are feeling and thinking differently about it. 

A teenager with her own YouTube channel engages as a content creator rather than as a passive recipient of someone else’s ideas. A borrower on the peer-to-peer finance platform Lending Club can disintermediate that oldest of old power institutions, the bank. A Lyft user experiences consumption as a kind of sharing and subtly shifts his view of asset ownership.

These feedback loops—or maybe we should call them “feed-in” loops, given that they’re based on participation—make visible the payoffs of peer-based collective action and endow people with a sense of power. In doing so, they strengthen norms around collaboration and make the case that we can do just fine without the old power middlemen that dominated the 20th century.

Understanding “New Power”
https://hbr.org/2014/12/understanding-new-power

hat tip to +Gregory Esau a great foil and muse on these issues.

cc +Gideon Rosenblatt +Meg Tufano +Alex Schleber +Harvard Business Review 

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November 18, 2014 9 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Teespring: You do the creative/marketing. They handle the logistics and send you a check.

One of the brilliant things about this is that it lets someone with an idea respond to market demand in real-time.

“This isn’t about t-shirts, it’s not about crowd-funding, it’s about the concept that bringing something to market should be as easy as the idea,” says cofounder and CEO Walker Williams. “All we need is the visionaries with the ideas.”

Teespring Says It's Minting New Millionaires Selling Its T-Shirts, Raises $35 Million Of Its Own
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2014/11/18/teespring-says-it-making-millionaires-raises-millions/

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November 18, 2014 3 comments 1 shares 2 plus ones
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Agents to the top programmers: 10x claims to represent digital “rock stars”

Cool concept. Because the chance of getting a job with a digital resume today is extremely remote.  

The job-matching process is broken:  1) Finding talent you can trust generally falls back to personal recommendations. 2) Finding A players amid the piles of applications is impossible, 3) using HR and skill keywords as a filter throws out as much good as it discovers.

The Programmer’s Price

The agency 10x has nearly eighty clients, mostly in North America, though one codes from India and one from beaches in Thailand. Credit Photograph by Chris Buck

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