Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #culture
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They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the "next big thing" that will snare the attention of their prey--a market segment worth an estimated $150 billion a year… Journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They are the merchants of cool: the creators and sellers of popular culture #manipulation #lemmings #consumerism #capitalism #advertising #interesting #badass #teens #pop #culture #PBS #documentary #rushkoff #pub
"Declaring yourself to be operating by "Crocker's Rules" means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information, not for being nice to you. Crocker's Rules means that you have accepted full responsibility for the operation of your own mind - if you're offended, it's your fault." "Note that Crocker's Rules does not mean you can insult people; it means that other people don't have to worry about whether they are insulting you." "Crocker's Rules are a discipline, not a privilege. Furthermore, taking advantage of Crocker's Rules does not imply reciprocity." #culture #discipline #personal_development #debate #pub
torture being shown to work so often in TV shows and media gets people to believe torture does work, consciously or subconsciously. which is wrong. " Not shocking just because they are uncomfortable to watch, but shocking because they are re-educating and changing attitudes towards this act. Conveniently at a time when governments have also redefined torture as something appropriate." #BS #culture #inundation #not_cool #propoganda #sociology #systemic #zeitgeist_bs #pub