“Things I’ve Learned from Lately” is a regular compilation of articles that have made me a smarter marketer. Hopefully, they’ll help you, too.
Time for Tech to Take Ownership - Whether it’s foreign governments meddling in elections, questions surrounding the effect social networks have on our emotions or other concerns, people are growing more aware of the role technology has on our lives and well-being. The latest questions are being targeted at Apple. Investors are asking Apple to investigate and take responsibility for the effects mobile devices have on children.
The Timing’s Just Not Right - People are more likely to take risks right before they turn 30, 40, 50 or 60. The Atlantic profiled the upcoming book When: The Secrets of Perfect Timing, and it’s pretty interesting as it looks at why people do what they do when they do it.
Leave Me Be Apple Watch - Technology’s played a major role in the health of people, but the story isn’t always a pretty picture. The self improvement and self optimization movement is stressful, and it’s been shown to be fatal. This article looks at the dark side of self optimization.
The Dark Side of Instagram Commerce - Commerce on Instagram is growing, and not all of it is exactly legit. This article looks at the middlemen on Instagram working with Chinese manufacturers to sell anything and everything without ever touching, trying or experiencing the product. “What you can charge depends on the story you tell…"