The profitability of targeted ads is a big reason why tech companies are constantly collecting so much data about us.
Tim HwangSubprime Attention Crisis is on @Marketplace!
Had a great time chatting with @mollywood about the dark triad of tech profit expectations, inflated claims about data, and the programmatic ads market
A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He ...
Tim HwangOrthogonally, octopi are a great conceptual template for corporate power!
They're a symbol for centralized control (see, e.g., SPECTRE), tho biological reality is that their nervous systems are highly distributed w. tentacles that "think for themselves"
At the heart of what drives the bulk of innovation and activity in Silicon
Valley and elsewhere is scalability. This unwavering commitment to scalability
-- to identify strategies for efficient growth -- is at the heart of what we
refer to as "scale...
On October 15 from 4-5 p.m. ET, join Tim Hwang and Moira Weigel for a conversation on the way big tech financializes attention.
Tim Hwang📘💬 extremely excited for this! returning to @datasociety next week to do a virtual event with @moiragweigel
topics to be covered: the online ads economy, attentional marxism, and how big tech critique advances big tech claims
Advertising is the financial engine that has powered the meteoric growth of the modern web. What if it’s more fragile than it looks?
Tim Hwang👏 THIS IS TODAY 👏
Taking the Subprime Attention Crisis show to @internetarchive!
On with @kashhill and @cyberdees at 10 PT / 1 ET, talkin' privacy, online advertising, and whether or not the internet's favorite business model is poised to blow up.
After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.