This, That, and Random Things
Welcome to the This, That, and Random Things section of 89 Prime. As the title suggests, we have a little bit of everything in this corner of the site. Thanks for checking us our and enjoy your time here!
There is plenty of conversation going around these days, on how technology is impacting us humans. Twitter and mental health – a much needed conversation, as it is important for us to try and grasp how we are evolving along with tech.
Dear God, all this amazing technology and this is what we are doing with it. Just typing all this re enforces how silly the whole platform can be.. Notice how many adults argue with strangers, over the way they see the world. Swearing and cursing at politicians and celebrities..
I couldn’t help but wonder, how did we go from this wide range of possibilities.. Sir, I am apologizing on behalf of humanity for what we have done with the web. I’m sorry for the way we have used what you have given us. I’m sorry we have taken so much of it for granite. I am sorry for plenty more as well..
This post is a collection of thoughts (no we won’t call it a dossier) due to news of cutbacks this past week.. The perceived results of BuzzFeed style tactics and antics. Criticisms and credits both. We’re calling it the dichotomy of BuzzFeed.
This whole working for free thing.. There is a huge element of it that makes me cringe. There are times where it makes sense. It’s been a thing lately. Some are spewing nonsense, some are speaking truth. Necessary part of the process or overhyped thought? Let’s think is out..
We just crossed the one month mark here at 89 Prime. Fist pump!
Figured this would be a good time to address what lessons we learned during this short time. Plenty of blogging tips and listicles out there from veteran bloggers and writers. Not as much feedback from sites and writers who are just exiting their rookie month.
Lies, Half Truths, and Straight Up Bullshit. The world of Shopify Gurus and You Tube.. If you’re reading this, you know what we’re talking about. The Shopify tutorials on You Tube. The ones with some dude in in the thumbnail holding up a stack of cash. The ones with big dollar promises..
Successful digital ad campaigns are much tougher and costly than explained. If you think you are going to get significant sales by spending $5 a day, you are in for a rude awakening.
That is it, the answer is no.
So this is a question and answer (think Quora) that makes for interesting thought and conversation. Opinion in the virtual walls of 89 Prime, is a clear no. Not just a “let’s rethink the concept” type no..
Attention Marketers, Ad Agencies, and Buyers.. A rant by a pissed off marketer.
Whether you’re a full service ad agency, or a one person company, here are some points to consider.. Really this is more about me than you. Admittedly this is just a way to vent. I can’t be the only one who sees the utter nonsense and overhyped garbage that is spewed in the world of digital ads.
A 2019 approach to Facebook.
Facebook had a tough 2018, to put it mildly. Bad news from all angles. Data leaks, data misuse, users in the dark about their data, loss in the stock market, and apologies that can be put on copy and paste.
At times is seems as if the press has overblown the severity of certain issues as it relates to user security. That being said, Facebook has earned every ounce of criticism they receive, be it the New York Times or a random person with a blog.
The internet as we know it is ready for a change. Let me wrack my brain here..
For starters, i’d like the internet to expand beyond a handful of social media sites. Remember we used to go to actual websites without having to be “driven” there by Facebook or Twitter? Let’s do that again.
I have discovered a way to become slightly annoyed while becoming sleepy at the same time, all within a few seconds. Look at a LinkedIn feed. Never fails.
Opened up the Product Hunt app only to realize, I don’t need an emoji generator, an app to uninstall my apps, a virtual checklist for my to-do list, or alerts to keep me focused on important tasks. Thanks, but no thanks.