Category Archives: Just grumbling about stuff

America – surprisingly old school for the new world

One thing that really surprises me in the US is just how dated some of the imagery and language is around here when it comes to women. There are numerous adverts on TV exhorting women to buy workouts such as the exciting … Continue reading

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What is Facebook for, when it comes to brands?

Kind of interesting article at Survey: Facebook Strategy Should be About Deals Not Engagement | Social Commerce Today. It’s kind of interesting mainly because the research it’s built on appears pretty flaky. Essentially they asked the question ‘Why do you follow … Continue reading

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Mind my externalities

Read a free newspaper, finish it and chuck it on the floor of the tube carriage. Open a sandwich, eat it and leave the wrapper on the seat when you go. Or, as someone reading an impeccably right wing, mad … Continue reading

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How come so many car handwashing places?

Just what are our nation’s teenagers doing? When I was a kid I was given a few quid to wash my parents’ car every week. Not much but enough when you’ve not got too much to spend it on. Now … Continue reading

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What Is It About 20-Somethings? – NYTimes.com

What Is It About 20-Somethings? – NYTimes.com. Yeah kids, you’re shit you are.

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The Rise of Skepticism

Prompted by Ad Contrarian and from Applied Arts Wire » The Rise of Skepticism, there’s some interesting debate about where the social media world is right now. He references some good stuff, some of it old but no worse for it. … Continue reading

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Welcome Skynet, our new lords and masters

They tried to warn us… Continue reading

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