In the end, it is all about trust. Once that is lost, it is hard to regain it. It is especially difficult on social media and the Internet. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have all lost my trust, as they have done very little to protect the veracity of the information on their platforms. Whether it … Continue reading Can you trust anything on Instagram?
It was sad to learn about the passing of a former colleague – Jimmy Guterman – a veteran journalist who worked for Forbes when I worked there and later he joined The Industry Standard, where he was responsible for a blog/newsletter hybrid, Media Grok. Sharp writing, excellent curation and great insights made it a must read, not just among us tech writers but also amongst hundreds of thousands who subscribed to the publication. It sifted through tech stories, and pieces together a great narrative – who scored a scoop and who had something smart to say about a hit story. Continue reading “Frank Ocean, Kardashians & Climate Change: Remembering To Grok”
The Wall Street Journal recently published a report based on accidentally released documents about FTC’s two-year investigation into Google. The 160-page document concluded that Google’s “conduct has resulted—and will result—in real harm to consumers and to innovation in the online search and advertising markets.” I am sure Yelp and others would agree with that conclusion, and are … Continue reading How to win friends & buy influence in Washington DC: Google edition