Archive for the ‘contexts’ tag
Researchers at UC Berkeley have discovered that being embarrassed—or even just acting embarrassed—convince others that you’re more trustworthy. In both videotapes and photographs, observers who witnessed a person act embarrassed possibly underwent an empathy response, “creating their own contexts” to put themselves in the other person’s mindset, thus heightening acceptance of the subject. More »
Late at night the Tuesday before Christmas my Twitterstream alerted me to reports of a plane crash in Jamaica.
I immediately clicked through on the link to find a story light on details about American Airlines flight 331 crashing after take off and breaking in two and this jarringly horrible contextual ad placement:
Yep, in the Miami Herald a headline ‘Flight from Miami Crashes in Jamiaca’ prompts a banner ad for George Clooney’s ‘Up in the Air’.
Text analytics – still doesn’t really work in many cases and contexts.