Those who question what the protesters’ violence in Ferguson in August achieved now have their answer. Would you have heard of Brown without it? Would the attorney general have led an investigation without it? Can you name another child who has been killed by the state since then? For there have been many. If it takes a riot for America to remember their names then that tells you more about the country than it does about the rioters.
Advertisers can already directly target photo-sharers. According to Ditto’s founder, they already have a service which enables advertisers to “target specific users based on their photos posted on Twitter.” But Ditto has found that corporations are resistant to the new technology, fearing customers will think it’s “creepy.”
As I observed yesterday, SCOTUS conservatives this week came down harshly on Arkansas for restricting a Muslim prisoner’s religious freedom over an “exaggerated fear” about his beard. The same sort of exaggerated fear justices mocked in that case is the stated basis for photo ID laws across the country. Will SCOTUS’ conservatives bring the same skepticism to bear in protecting voting rights as religious rights?
I mean, banking! Credit cards! It’s like the least progressive with-it Web whatever thing ever. Even Adaptive Path co-founder and chief creative officer, Jesse James Garrett admitted it’s weird.