As the 2020 election cycle ramps up, voters can expect a flurry of targeted advertisements fueled by big data on their doorsteps, inboxes and social media feeds. While microtargeting based on demographic information is not a new trend in campaign strategy, campaigns traditionally relied on analyzing voter behavior within broader categories such as age or gender before big data was easily accessible.
My cat stepped on the keyboard which resulted in a untimely publishing blogjaculation- so for these of you who obtained excited when the RSS feed popped up with a brand new put up, solely to seek out I deleted it seconds later, my apologies. Would possibly I recommend you ease your woes by calling into the stay radio speak present I am doing tonight in about an hour? Test it out right here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/glassofwin/2009/07/30/Hannah-Friedman
For these of you who did not get an RSS feed, you then’re in good firm, as a result of what the fuck even is an RSS feed? Wikipedia tells me that it stands for “Actually Easy Syndication” however generally “Wealthy Web site Abstract,” neither of which make any sense to me in any respect. If it was actually easy I feel I would perceive the way it labored, and my website is much from wealthy. I feel I made like $.08 off of this weblog and the youtube over the previous 3 months. You kooky internets you… makin’ up acronyms to simplify a time period which is already too difficult in lengthy hand.
Yesterday I had a really awkward dialog with a pal as a result of I am telephonetarded. I wish to assume that it is as a result of I am such a shocking social presence in individual that I merely can not attain my standard degree of dialog sparkle when all these all-important facial and gestural cues are absent. However I am not precisely a gold medalist within the video-chat both. It is all bizarre and digital, and there is an excessive amount of strain. No less than while you’re on the telephone you possibly can faux to be listening however really be doing one thing else like portray your toe-nails or studying about insane individuals within the web. (like ://www.venomousreptiles.org/, a website the place individuals share their love of lethal venemous pets who virtually killed them that one time.)
However then once more, at the least on video chat you possibly can inform when somebody is about to talk, as a substitute of getting looong awkward pauses adopted by a flurry of clipped interruptions adopted by that terrible “You go,” “No, you go!” “No, critically, mine wasn’t essential. You go.”
Then I all the time must cease myself from saying “Do not thoughts if I do,” and hanging up.
After my awkward dialog, which I used to be positive was as a consequence of my basic social ineptitude, my pal revealed , slightly sheepishly, that she was very drained after I referred to as and will need to have gave the impression of a moron, and that she was sorry she made issues so awkward. Which jogged my memory of the time I visited this man and had a horrible time and felt like a complete wet-blanket, solely to comprehend two years later from a number of different sources that he is only a horrible host. I spent weeks obsessing over how terribly awkward I used to be, when actually he made everybody really feel awkward as a result of he was so awkward.
So to Rusty and 23 & 24, thanks you for supporting the location, and I insist that no onerous emotions be felt by anybody wherever concerning misinterpreted intentions, as a result of I’m honored by your whole feedback and I feel that everybody all the time feels actually fucking awkward.
Like that point I had to return to class after getting sprayed by a skunk. Or that point I used to be at an audition and sat on a bee and screamed “A BEE!” whereas grabbing my ass and dashing out of the constructing. Or that point I cat-called at a cute man who turned out to be my boyfriend’s father. Eiw.
Do let me know you probably have any questions- I am dedicated to posting extra frequently and I all the time love a very good leap begin. Hope your summers are going properly and that the humidity has not sapped your spirit to stay, at it has for my cat, who has overdosed on catnip and layed drooling on his again within the air-conditioned-den for the previous 4 days. Oh no wait, he says that was me. Awkward.