Would you believe up until some years ago, I didn’t have any Thanksgiving memories?
You see, I’d never celebrated Thanksgiving before I moved to the US.
After all, I didn’t grow up with it.
But since then, it’s become one of my favorite holidays, and I’ve celebrated it all sorts of ways.
Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving memories:
There was my first Thanksgiving ever
(we were still in California), when my husband cooked the entire spread for his brother and family who were visiting, including a tofurkey for his vegan niece.
There was the time we spent it in NYC
and watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in the freezing rain (brr!!).
There was the time we decided
, on the spur of the moment, to spend it in Jamaica
, which was AWESOME.
There was the time we spent it in India
, with roast
Continue reading "Thanksgiving Memories and Gratitude"
A few thousand tabloid-loathing ‘Stop Funding Hate
‘ campaigners exercising their wrist action on Twitter and Facebook have persuaded Paperchase to abandon an advertising promotion, which offered readers of The Daily Mail
two free sheets of Christmas wrapping paper. What should the advertising and PR community make of this debacle?
How do we explain the fact that readers of The Daily Mail
, circulation 1.4 million, The Daily Express
, 400,000, and the The Sun
, 1.5 million, were effectively told that they were not morally fit to shop at or get freebies from Paperchase? How did Stop Funding Hate, which opposes mainstream advertising in mainstream newspapers read by the mass public, convince a major corporation that those organs and their readers were hate-speakers?
Our industry must assess coolly how it ever struck Paperchase as a good idea to say to a small audience on Twitter
Continue reading "Lessons from Paperchase’s retreat: corporate cowardice predates social media"
A weekly annotated short summary of significant social web platform developments from the previous week, with links and carping marginalia as needed . . . Posted every Monday morning or thereabouts.
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According to Freedom House in its latest study of global internet freedom
, Canada is among the least restrictive nations in the world when it comes to internet usage. That's good news for Canadians. Overall, though, there are some troubling developments reported, among them that "Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States . . . and disinformation tactics contributed to a seventh consecutive year of overall decline internet freedom.
A number of online news outlets
reported that YouTube has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content to include both removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence as well as videos of named Continue reading "Social Web Recap 20.11.17"