“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.
Fast Fashion to the Landfill - “The fashion industry is helping to propel climate change. And it’s got to stop.” This piece looks at the fast fashion trend and detrimental effect consumerism can have.
Filtering Out the People - What happens when your street becomes an Instagram obsession? You’re overrun with people eager to get a shot. Frankly, it sounds terrible and is the Instagramification of culture at its worst.
Posts with Benefits - The government is currently evaluating a proposal to use what users post on social media to determine whether or not they should be receiving disability payments. The effort is not without debate. One side argues it would give assistance programs more integrity. The other argues that what is posted on social media is often not an accurate portrayal of someone’s condition.
Never Seen a Face It Didn’t Record - We’ve come along ways over a short time in the realm facial recognition. This story looks at just how far we’ve come and the potentially scary implications of an unregulated surveillance technology.
The Web’s a Full-Grown Adult Now - The Internet’s been around for 30 years, and Wired managed to get its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are and where we need to take the Web in the future.