We don’t carry cultural biases around in our heads so much as encounter them in our environments. Humans require the flexibility to be able to engage with different cultural biases in different contexts. A person who is acculturated to be biased in one particular way will either gravitate towards that way of working or be … Continue reading The medium is the bias
#approvalmatrix – fourfold typologies make it to Twitter
Here's an older post from the Savage Minds anthropology blog about Mary Douglas's grid-group typology (the basis of the four cultures explored on this site). It's basically a mashup of that typology and an alternative scheme deriving from Pierre Bourdieu (if he wrote for the New York Magazine, that is): highbrow/lowbrow; brilliant/despicable. I like it … Continue reading #approvalmatrix – fourfold typologies make it to Twitter
How Non-profits can benefit from Twitter
Marketing blogger Seth Godin has expressed his dismay that non-profit organisations don’t appear in the top 100 Twitter users. He thinks this is a tragic lost opportunity for marketing and he may be right. After all, we can guess that Twitter is working fine for the likes of Ashton Kucher, Britney Spears and Perez Hilton … Continue reading How Non-profits can benefit from Twitter
Without the vowels?
The last sentence of this is the funniest thing I've heard this week.
Twitter at last
Now Twitter is available on WordPress.com sites I might just give it a go. This article got me interested. But why say something in 140 characters when you can say it in 500 words or more? Brevity: it's overrat