How Trump Brought the Political Media Class to Its Knees
has a more tactile understanding of what really matters in this country—and how Americans actually receive information—than those who are tasked with covering it.
And the subject matter was designed to engage extremist voices on the political fringe, not persuadable voters undecided between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Facebook writes algorithms, and designers cut the cloth, but that doesn't mean they control what people look at or what people wear.
You can only propose. And the more and faster feedback you have, the more data you get but the less control - the more obvious it is that this idea isn't working, no matter what was in your Powerpoint.
Google is the king of aggregators because, when information shifted from scarcity to abundance, discovery became the point of leverage, and Google was better at discovery than anyone.”
The answer is that Netflix is trying to outrace the future -- and this is the moment when that future is going to be decided.
but the attacks wouldn’t be so successful if our media institutions hadn’t failed us as well.
Facebook is the first company to measure false consciousness.
Google search is and has to be a mirror of the internet
Policies that often seem as if they were drafted by people who have encountered guns only as a figure in a briefing book or an image on the news.
Perhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NY Times, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.”
Things that should be changed should be changed.”
Being introduced to politics by “The West Wing” is like being introduced to sex by “Debbie Does Dallas.”
the planet must produce “more food in the next four decades than all farmers in history have harvested over the past 8,000 years.”
The truth is companies get these decisions wrong a lot of the time. And because they’re not transparent about how their rules are enforced or about how much content is taken down, we only hear about the bad decisions when they make headlines. That is happening increasingly often these days, as those in media circles take more interest in the issue.
The service is so popular because it’s an excellent value, but that’s in part because it’s priced below cost, financed by debt, which Netflix is able to take on because its stock price is so high.
Somehow, his official photographer always happens to be nearby.
Russians are fond of a proverb, “besplatniy sir biyvaet tol’ko v mishelovke”: “Free cheese can be found only in a mousetrap.”
They’re not the best at what they do, they’re the only ones that do what they do.”
“The victory of not indoctrinating your kids and yet having them be successful anyway — that’s the ultimate for him,” Ben said.
It’s a great handicap to be talking like accountants while the opposition are making moral indictments.”
The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it. Internet advertising will be bigger than TV advertising this year, and Apple’s revenue is larger than the entire global pay TV industry.
nobody ever gets killed in the media business, they just get niche-ified
We are organizations that depend on the First Amendment to do our jobs, but that hardly makes criticism of us — even aggressive attacks from the president of the United States — out of bounds.
Consequences are more important than probabilities.
Everybody gets so concerned about proving how pure they are that they eat their own,” he said.
The biggest challenge for Anker is not sales. It’s customer perception,”
Where newspaper jobs are spread nationwide, internet jobs are not: Today, 73 percent of all internet publishing jobs are concentrated in either the Boston-New York-Washington-Richmond corridor or the West Coast crescent that runs from Seattle to San Diego and on to Phoenix. The Chicagoland area, a traditional media center, captures 5 percent of the jobs, with a paltry 22 percent going to the rest of the country
There’s no difference between us and every other investment bank out there—except your hard work, your management, and the people you hire. Think about it.
What matters is owning the biggest and most engaged network. And because he has the network, he always wins.
Grant just did his job.
The beauty of Netflix to me is that they’ve said, ‘We’re going to make our best stuff available to you anytime you want it,’ ” Kosner says. “They do it brilliantly, but it’s not rocket science.”
“People are not going to sit through a 30-second ad on their phones, and advertisers refuse to adapt. I’m hoping Facebook has the influence to force agencies to produce video ads that are appropriate for short-form content on phones.”
The NBA is covered in experts, obsessed with peak performance -- and still this pillar of grade-school cafeteria lunches is the staple snack of the league.
The former bookseller accounts for more than half of every new dollar spent online in America.
"These companies are increasingly attacking the mobile space," he said. "It is a multi-billion dollar opportunity that is still untapped."
And yet there is a mammoth social platform, a cornerstone of the modern internet with more than a billion active users every month, which hosts and even pays for a fathomless stock of bad information, including viral fake news, conspiracy theories, and hate speech of every kind — and it’s been held up to virtually no scrutiny: YouTube.
Google search is and has to be a mirror of the internet - both the content of the internet and human behaviour on the internet. It's useful to compare it with an index fund, that doesn't have opinions about individual stocks, but only makes technical, mechanistic adjustments to how well its holdings reflects the index
But the business we could have built, if we were to go all-in, was not going to justify Medium's valuation. That's a trap of venture funding. If it turns out the market you find isn't big enough, you are in trouble."
But that would mean 4 years of reporters falling over themselves to explain how great the left is at data and digital is wrong. How is that possible...
In more than two years at the DNC, I had exactly one face-to-face meeting with any of the party leaders whose offices were thirty feet above ours.
We are moving towards software as Legos.
The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles.
, ‘is an instinct rather than an ideology — a culturally shaped set of beliefs and emotions rather than a set of ideas.’”
“I think the crazy thing is,” he says, “at a place like Twitter, they were all working for Trump this whole year even though they thought they were working for Sanders.”
California is the eighth largest economy in the world. The Midwest is the fifth. The Midwest is also bigger than Brazil, Russia, and India, each of which had recently caught many a venture capitalist’s eye.
Facebook, a company which now describes itself as “the onramp to the Internet”.
But Reid broke the Senate, this aide explains, in order to protect vulnerable Democratic senators from having to take votes that would hurt them in their reelection campaigns.
Apple says it supports two million jobs in the United States.