Author Archives: Barbara Iverson

Apply Magic Sauce – Prediction API –

Copy/paste some text you have written and get psycho-profile. Mine was right in some aspects, but pegged me as 31 years old. From University of Cambridge. Apply Magic Sauce translates individuals’ digital footprints into psychological profiles. It generates a Big Five Personality Profile, prediction of age, gender, sexual, religion and politics preferences. Source: Apply Magic […]

Dilbert Explains Donald Trump – The Wall Street Journal – Blendle

Mr. Adams considered the possibility but concluded after further observation that it was a matter of sophisticated technique. On his Dilbert.com blog, he started analyzing Mr. Trump’s tactics through what he calls the “Master Persuader filter.” Source: Dilbert Explains Donald Trump – The Wall Street Journal – Blendle

The Day The Muzak Died: A Toe-Tapping, Annoying History 

Just rebranded as Mood, the sleep-inducing tunes will still play in elevators everywhere. Source: The Day The Muzak Died: A Toe-Tapping, Annoying History | Fast Company | Business + Innovation by ADDY DUGDALE 02.05.13 10:19 AM

The power of 1,000 page views | David Higgerson

  Not for the first time in recent months, a ‘Twitter storm’ has been sparked by someone querying the digital content strategy we have adopted at Trinity Mirror’s regional ti… Source: The power of 1,000 page views | David Higgerson

Online Publishing Insider: Can Micropayments Help The Publishing Industry?

Micropayments for publishing have been the subject of significant debate for a number of years, garnering a combination of staunch supporters and loud critics. In general, supporters think that micropayments will encourage readers to pay for content that they find valuable. Source: Online Publishing Insider: Can Micropayments Help The Publishing Industry? Micropayments seem like a […]

This 1 Weird Trick Can Help People Grow Their Savings

People are psychologically predisposed to believe the key to staying out of financial trouble is earning more—but they’re wrong Source: This 1 Weird Trick Can Help People Grow Their Savings “Our hypothesis was that while “saving money” should be appealing, it is not as nearly as appealing as opportunities that earn us money.  We tested this […]

How Many Photographs of You Are Out There In the World?

Now that cameras are ubiquitous, photographs of ordinary people are everywhere, too. Source: How Many Photographs of You Are Out There In the World? ON teens and photos today: “…teens today take a lot of care in the photos they post. Instead of dumping all 30 photos they took at the Eiffel Tower into a […]

Micropayments Gain Momentum With Major News Publishers in Europe

The New York Times and Axel Springer are among the backers for Dutch micropayments platform, Blendle, which has set its sights on expansion into the U.S. Source: Micropayments Gain Momentum With Major News Publishers in Europe

Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices?

Never mind the nanny state, when policy makers use behavioral science to influence our decisions, everybody wins Source: Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices?

Six weeks into its micropayment strategy, The Winnipeg Free Press preps for a “slow building process”

About 1,300 readers are paying 27 cents a story. “It’s going to take time for people to recognize that they can enter into this agreement with us to read now and pay later and willingly refund.” Source: Six weeks into its micropayment strategy, The Winnipeg Free Press preps for a “slow building process”