Author, Kate O'Neill used her platform on Twitter to encourage people participating in online activities like the recent, trending profile picture aging meme on Facebook, to slow down and think about it critically. O'Neill asks people to consider how willingly posting that information online for Facebook's seemingly sentient algorithm to digest, can have a ripple effect on society as a whole; how that information can be fed into worldwide databases, sold off to advertising agencies, and used to exploit the very people that upload it, without considering the impacts, in the process. She doesn't aim to inspire panic in this Twitter thread, but instead, she wants us to think critically when considering the fast-changing landscape of the world around us. Some solid advice!
A clever ad campaign has caught Londoners attention by threatening to deport Pokémon Go! characters as a ploy for getting attention for a petition demanding that EU Citizens be allowed to stay in the UK with the same rights as pre-BREXIT had allowed them. The signs were spotted all over London Monday, from the London Eye to Tube Stations:
The #POKEMONGOHOME Campaign has garnered a ton of attention...
So even though we love and adore THESE guys...
...Go Sign The Petition to guarantee EU Nationals a right to remain in the UK, because people are definitely better than freakin' Pidgeys.
Want to sell medical technology? Show actors in lab coats with beakers.
Want to sell beer? Show some weathered old cowboy sitting by a river in the Rockies.
Want to create the illusion that you're selling something people need, when in reality, it's just some garbage they're peddling for money? Use stock footage like this video.
To promote the upcoming season premiere of Arrested Development on May 26th, Netflix has launched a pop-up shop tour of Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand, which will serve up real frozen bananas and photo ops with cast members in various locations across Great Britain and the United States, starting with London (as seen in the picture) this week and a few more pit stops in New York and Los Angeles in the following week. Is there any money in it? Perhaps you should find out!
Thanks to lawyers and crazy people, every car ad these days notes a disclaimer along the lines of "closed course, professional driver, do not attempt." While such messages are more or less impotent, every once in awhile -- as is the case with this Volvo spot -- the ad execs really mean it when they say "do not try this at home."