We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity." Business as usual? It's great for looking at Trump's latest depressing tweets or sharing photos of your lunch, but has it drastically improved society in the way Barlow imagined? With one-third of straight marriages and up to 70% of same sex marriages now beginning online, this perhaps shouldn't be all that surprising.In September, Josué Ortega and Philipp Hergovich published a paper in Physics and Society that provides the first evidence of these changes.Transcending differences Over the past 20 years (which incidentally is about how long ago John Perry Barlow published his cyberspace manifesto), there's been a sharp uptick in interracial marriages in the United States.Josué and Philipp theorised that this change is because of online dating.
A tool which crowdsources the data gathering/content creation and delivers modest improvements in P would certainly be worth .99 to me. is an informal network of people working in traditional communications and new media who are committed to progressive causes and organizations.PCDC was founded in January of 2006 when founding member Susan Roth of Roth PR asked her colleagues, founding members Brenda Foster (Vanguard Communications), Margot Friedman (Dupont Circle Communications), Peter Kelley (Kelley Campaigns) and Suzanne Turner (Turner Strategies) if they would join her in creating a professional networking group that served the progressive communications community, modeled after a group created in New York of which she was a member (Progressive PR NY). The problem with "bringing pick up artist techniques to the masses" is the same as the guy/girl ratio notification tools.We're very poor in making comparisons based on absolute factors, so we make our decisions based on relative comparisons.That's totally missing the point of the zero-sum thing.I watched a few episodes of the VH1 show The Pick-up Artist (reality TV where Mystery teaches a bunch of guys to pick up girls).I know a guy who does record assorted details of approaches (various sketches/openers) and outcomes (dissed, phone number, base #, etc).He records them on paper, puts it into excel the next day and A/B tests. A tool that automates all this could be very useful for those of us less willing to devote large amounts of time to picking up women.Talking about it and writing it up are very different things.The reason has to do with later deniability (sometimes things are better forgotten; a lot of women feel that way about their ex-boyfriends).