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People may drop food. But they hold on to the rules.

Nice example of data visualization. I like it especially, because it  plays with the social norms and ideas that travel through a community. “Did anyone see you?” If this were a little less tongue-in-cheek, a chart for US would definitely need to mention the 5-second-rule, which dominates the American rule system on eating from the ground. Hollywood even made an entire animated movie based on the deadly danger of eating anything that’s been on the floor for... Read More

TV-Ads killed the Late-Night Star.

Seit Harald Schmidt 1995 damit begann, am späten Abend Gäste vorzuführen, gibt es Late Night Television ja auch in Deutschland. Aber 15 Jahre Schmidt sind nichts im Vergleich zur Tradition von NBCs Tonight Show, die seit 1954 ununterbrochen das Ende des Fernsehabends in den USA einläutet. © Washington Post Umso fassungsloser schaut die medieninteressierte Bevölkerung der USA gerade dabei zu, wie das Top-Management von NBC diese Institution mit der Kettensäge in fetzen haut.... Read More

Nachrichten auf Nachfrage: Wenn Rechenformeln den Redakteur ersetzen.

Heia. Der erste Gastbeitrag ist da: Muriel Büsser, Wirtschaftsredakteurin, schreibt uns heute was zu den neuen OnDemand Modellen im Journalismus. Denn die bieten eine erste (aber sicher nicht die einzige) Anwort darauf, was konkret geschieht, wenn man den Journalimus nicht mehr vom alten Medium Zeitung her denkt, sondern von der Nachfrage nach Information im Netz. MG Nachrichten auf Nachfrage: Wenn Rechenformeln den Redakteur ersetzen. Publishing on demand – ist das die Zukunft,... Read More

Wenn Stromkonzerne die Wahrheit sagen.

Na, woran erinnert uns das niedliche Maskottchen der Stromfirma eprimo? eprimo denkt an deinen Geldbeutel. Read More  Read More

Welcome to the Success Lottery! A short review of Gladwell’s “Outliers”.

In his new book “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell debunks the common belief that being a hard working genius is all it takes to be exceptionally successful. Looking into fields as diverse as Canadian (Ice) Hockey, M&A Lawyers in NYC, and PC Tycoons – he discovers two things: (1) Yes, it takes about 10.000 hours of practice to become good at anything. If you’re not willing to spend that, don’t even flirt with the spotlight. But it is (2) the sheer luck... Read More

Honestly Annoying

“For twenty years, we made Pizza that tasted like cardboard. We’re sorry, but until now, Domino’s really didn’t care, er… know.” (Actual Employee) If this kind of statement makes you pick up the phone and ask for instant delivery of the “new recipe” pizza, then you might be exactly the person that Crispin, Porter + Bogusky had in mind when they launched the new “Pizza turnaround” campaign for Domino’s Pizza. The... Read More