The problem with a lot of digital research is it’s, in a word: obvious. And obvious research is a waste of time and resources. Even if it does get you a hit in media or is referenced in social, it doesn’t actually help anyone (or your reputation).
Today there was a hilariously awkward letter from a Delta Gamma sorority girl that was posted to Gawker which has gone viral in a big way. But I don’t want to comment on the letter itself because that’s not what’s interesting here.
There is a strange trend I’ve noticed recently: some authors and media removing the dates from their posts. As an active participant on the social web since the 90s, this not only bothers me, it is two-steps backwards.
Timeshifting is the new default for how we consume content of all varieties. I’ve been thinking about how this has become standard in my own media habits. I can’t remember the last time – save for a few livestreamed tech industry events & the debates – I viewed media…