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(Tablet Magazine)   "The language we're consuming every day is empty space, it's nothing-lessness, it's meaningless-ness, it's all bullshiat"   ( tabletmag.com) divider line
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2017-05-18 09:44:38 PM  
the third annual Content Marketing Conference, a sold-out, $1,250/ticket, four-day powwow for 300 marketing professionals

Where is a giant meteor when you need one?

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2017-05-18 09:59:52 PM  
"The language we're consuming every day is empty space, it's nothing-lessness, it's meaningless-ness, it's all bullshiat"

If you believe the purpose of language is to reveal and convey meaning and thought, than it's easy to see how marketing is the exact opposite of that.
 
2017-05-18 10:28:00 PM  
I ordered steak, but all I got was a plate of sizzle.
Another marketing success story.
 
2017-05-19 12:02:36 AM  
Oddly enough, a lot of educators support the idea of teaching media communication theories in high school and even middle school classes. Not to create new marketers or advertising gurus, but as a means of mental self defense...

That, and teaching civics at the high school level might have saved us the trouble of this recockulous position we're in with our current politics. It wouldn't help some of the elder idiots, who are FINE with their level of media manipulation, but it certainly would inoculate a decent percentage of our youth and middling age adults...
 
2017-05-19 12:37:24 AM  
That's why the Gospel is more important than ever.
 
2017-05-19 12:39:43 AM  
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Have they determined if people actually want fire that can be fitted nasally?
 
2017-05-19 12:45:27 AM  
Bernoff opens his keynote with a story about Ernest Rutherford, the early 20th-century scientist. "People knew there were atoms, but they didn't know what was inside them," Bernoff tells the crowd. On the screen, Bernoff shows a diagram of Rutherford's experiment to understand an atom's internal structure. Inside a disc-shaped apparatus, Rutherford used uranium to emit alpha particles toward an extremely thin piece of gold foil

Wow yeah, I'm really getting familiar with "meaningless bullshiat" right now
 
2017-05-19 12:48:01 AM  
Thought I was reading an article, but two pages in and it still hasn't gotten to the point. How did sw pay for that conference? Did the fact it was in Boston connect with the fact it's mostly white AND the fact that it's better or are those three random facts? "Male clothing" yes.  But instead of "female clothing," it's "females wear skirts etc". No. Females as a noun are science experiments, or police suspects. Or both.
Maybe the struggling writer really is struggling... With words.
or maybe the whole concept of that conference soured my morning.
/grump over
 
2017-05-19 12:50:06 AM  
Much like TFA.
 
2017-05-19 12:50:38 AM  
The Transmission of Doubt™

Satan's tool
 
2017-05-19 12:53:52 AM  
"The language I'm creating every day is empty space, it's nothing-lessness, it's meaningless-ness, it's all bullshiat"

fixed it for the author
 
2017-05-19 12:56:25 AM  
All forms, aspects, and derivations of media have been molded into one word. One perfect, holistic word: content. Everything can now simultaneously be an advertisement, a newspiece, a commentary, a personal manifesto, a comedy bit, a scientific factoid, and any other conceivable form of media. It's a recession-proof, depression-proof, disaster-proof, war-proof, and holocaust-proof industry, because all those things are just more content to run through the wringer.
 
2017-05-19 12:58:37 AM  
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2017-05-19 01:02:22 AM  
what do I do, with content that I cannot parse.
is parsing necessary?

honestly, I feel the sw was trying to create a feeling. and I got some of that.
so... thumbs up?
 
2017-05-19 01:04:24 AM  
Is this about fark?

/I keed
 
2017-05-19 01:20:35 AM  

Coram_Deo: That's why the Gospel is more important than ever.


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Preach it, Booger.
 
2017-05-19 01:22:21 AM  
Tldr.

This is about the article, right?
 
2017-05-19 01:25:21 AM  
Did that link just open 3 ducking tabs?
 
2017-05-19 01:52:48 AM  
I love words, I love writing, communicating, sharing and I still love writing in cursive on pretty paper! I have favorite words, I like unusual words and I adore obscure words and I will tell you this much; That was the single most gross waste of 0's and 1's, electricity and ocular activity I've ever experienced! It was like trying to pick my first novel out of a bathtub full of alphabet soup. Like "Ocular Anesthesia"!
 
2017-05-19 02:13:55 AM  
Third annual Content Marketing Conference huh? I wonder if the attendees picked up on the fact they have been marketed to and sold....on attending the conference. Consuming a product like good little drones.

TLDR; will not be consuming this article
 
2017-05-19 02:14:34 AM  
Someone must have just read this for the first time

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2017-05-19 02:32:09 AM  
word salad
/the modern news media is the worst, I mean since william randolph hearst right
 
2017-05-19 03:03:06 AM  
"If your mother says she loves you, check her out."

/told you the journalism biz was perverted
 
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2017-05-19 04:23:52 AM  
"The language we're consuming every day is empty space, it's nothing-lessness, it's meaningless-ness, it's all bullshiat"

Stop being part of the problem. Making up crap words just to try and make your stupid point isn't helping.
 
2017-05-19 04:43:45 AM  
"The language we're consuming every day is empty space, it's nothing-lessness, it's meaningless-ness, it's all bullshiat."  LGT every comment thread in the "politics" tab for the last 12 months.

FTFY, subby
 
2017-05-19 06:32:35 AM  
Article speaks for itself.  Either we're all screwed or we'll get through this just fine.  Don't hoard your vinyl.  Toss it now.
 
2017-05-19 07:00:57 AM  
shouldn't that simply be "nothingness"?
 
2017-05-19 07:08:33 AM  
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The Struggling Writer is picked up at the train station by a taxi and deposited at the corner of a dingy half-block. The taxi departs hastily.
 
2017-05-19 07:44:03 AM  
That is way too many words for me (before Im finished first two coffees) for what I'm guessing essentially boils down to: Kids these days, amiright?
 
2017-05-19 08:15:14 AM  

Foxxinnia: All forms, aspects, and derivations of media have been molded into one word. One perfect, holistic word: content. Everything can now simultaneously be an advertisement, a newspiece, a commentary, a personal manifesto, a comedy bit, a scientific factoid, and any other conceivable form of media. It's a recession-proof, depression-proof, disaster-proof, war-proof, and holocaust-proof industry, because all those things are just more content to run through the wringer.


Of course, and that word is Marklar.

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2017-05-19 08:28:43 AM  

hubiestubert: Oddly enough, a lot of educators support the idea of teaching media communication theories in high school and even middle school classes. Not to create new marketers or advertising gurus, but as a means of mental self defense...

That, and teaching civics at the high school level might have saved us the trouble of this recockulous position we're in with our current politics. It wouldn't help some of the elder idiots, who are FINE with their level of media manipulation, but it certainly would inoculate a decent percentage of our youth and middling age adults...


You are spot on.
I'm 61, and even in grade school we went over current events in the US and other countries, and had overviews of many foreign cultures. It instilled a broad perspective in me - seeking to see the trees and the forest, in many things besides politics.
 
2017-05-19 08:30:16 AM  

hubiestubert: That, and teaching civics at the high school level might have saved us the trouble of this recockulous position we're in with our current politics. It wouldn't help some of the elder idiots, who are FINE with their level of media manipulation, but it certainly would inoculate a decent percentage of our youth and middling age adults...


We had a race with two unlikable candidates. This isn't a new problem. Taft was unlikable.  Follette was unlikable. Dewey vs Truman was two unlikable candidates. Trump and Clinton were two unlikable candidates.

Personal charisma has mattered ever since candidates started campaigning, and frankly, it mattered before as well, just in a less direct manner.
 
2017-05-19 08:31:19 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Did that link just open 3 ducking tabs?


This is why I prefer farking on mobile. I just scratch my head and say "huh" to every post similar to this, very rarely have a problem.
 
2017-05-19 10:28:09 AM  
As a "marketer," I will observe that we (in America and other "advanced" countries) have access to more information than average humans have ever had in the history of humanity. Just because corporations don't feel it's favorable ROI to deliver all of it to you regardless of whether it reflects favorably on them or not doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You might have to actually, you know, go out of your way to find it. By searching with Google. LOL, I know, it's SO hard.

Not all that long ago, people only knew what their local politician or church wanted them to know. Libraries existed, but probably not in the number we have today. No TV, no internet, no radio. People then at least had an excuse to be ignorant. Today, not so much. Whining that corporations don't spoon feed you all that you desire to know is just farking lazy. Corporations pay a lot of money to tell you the shiat they want you to know. Doesn't take a genius to figure that out. If you're over the age of, say, 20, you should know this. It's really on you to educate yourself.
 
2017-05-19 11:15:20 AM  
One woman remembers another from last year's conference in Las Vegas; they hug jocundly and agree this year is much better in Boston.

Reading this word felt like a wasp stinger in my eyeball. You know uses adverbs like this? Assholes.
 
2017-05-19 11:27:18 AM  
Leave it to a marketing 'droid to write 13 pages that say nothing of any value.
 
2017-05-19 03:38:44 PM  

Bucky Katt: Someone must have just read this for the first time

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So I wasn't the only one thinking that.

At least Salinger had a reason to be jaded.
 
2017-05-19 04:14:51 PM  

This text is now purple: hubiestubert: That, and teaching civics at the high school level might have saved us the trouble of this recockulous position we're in with our current politics. It wouldn't help some of the elder idiots, who are FINE with their level of media manipulation, but it certainly would inoculate a decent percentage of our youth and middling age adults...

We had a race with two unlikable candidates. This isn't a new problem. Taft was unlikable.  Follette was unlikable. Dewey vs Truman was two unlikable candidates. Trump and Clinton were two unlikable candidates.

Personal charisma has mattered ever since candidates started campaigning, and frankly, it mattered before as well, just in a less direct manner.


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2017-05-19 07:23:36 PM  

fusillade762: the third annual Content Marketing Conference, a sold-out, $1,250/ticket, four-day powwow for 300 marketing professionals

Where is a giant meteor when you need one?

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Does it better, and is still breathing.
 
2017-05-20 12:59:04 AM  

lindalouwho: hubiestubert: Oddly enough, a lot of educators support the idea of teaching media communication theories in high school and even middle school classes. Not to create new marketers or advertising gurus, but as a means of mental self defense...

That, and teaching civics at the high school level might have saved us the trouble of this recockulous position we're in with our current politics. It wouldn't help some of the elder idiots, who are FINE with their level of media manipulation, but it certainly would inoculate a decent percentage of our youth and middling age adults...

You are spot on.
I'm 61, and even in grade school we went over current events in the US and other countries, and had overviews of many foreign cultures. It instilled a broad perspective in me - seeking to see the trees and the forest, in many things besides politics.


I had several of the many, many schools I attended do Current Events like this and I was such a voracious reader that if it had words on it I'm going to read it. Newspaper, cereal box, novel, I got it. I always read well above my peers level and would go to the Library every day and read various local and international papers. They got used to me and I got to go into Invisible Mode(the best mode) you sure learn a lot of interesting things when you blend into the wallpaper.
 
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