Turns out that viral sharing is over rated. Tracking memes and “viral content”, analytics show that they stay within small circles until famous hit makers and influences get involved. Distribution is more similar to traditional broadcast media than you think. And most people find out about content through the big broadcasters promoting.
“Facebook initially went ‘viral,’ not by building a product that every person might share with five other people, like a disease, but by using networks that existed. They digitized the Harvard network that existed, and the Ivy League networks that already existed.”
Net Neutrality means that your Internet provider treats content equally. “Open Internet”: We’re connected regardless of what network you’re using. The internet is like a highway where no priority is set based on data type, source, or content. Soon, Verizon and Comcast may have a say they on love your favorite (or least favorite) content provider[’s money]. Not encouraging for small business, independent contractors, telecommuters, and startups. The FCC’s Open Internet Order – adopted in February 2015 – prevented this from happening. At the time our newly appointed FCC chairman Ajit Pat wrote a 67-page paper objecting to those limits ... Read more
Sure I can show you how I design. I drew for years as a child. Worked as a designer the moment I turned 18, while also studying Fine Art (and classical piano). I learned to love studying computer programs and reading books on design and productivity. Slowly putting that knowledge to use every day. Spent the last 17 years learning techniques from many amazing colleagues. It's like any other skill. One step at a time. Building slowly over the years. When you're doing something every day, you'll start seeing the patterns and shortcuts. That said when others (even clients) are excited ... Read more