HW09: Let’s talk #fakenews….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSgwrGtD9QkIn the constant push to define and hold the narrative, many media outlets have turned to the rallying cry of #fakenews to delegitimize opposing voices. Let's talk about this a bit...

HW08: The U.N. Again…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=558Va_u3fKoTalking about the U.N. This is a bit informal and off-the-cuff but that seems to be the sweet spot for me. Still, a few bullet points taped to the tripod would probably be a good idea for the future!

HW03: Drip Feeds and Hate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdcLJ3_AR0A longer discussion of how social media can amplify the influence and prominence of fringe groups and how this relates to the creation of narratives. A related blog post can be found at : http://bit.ly/hwsoclialmedia

#thanksobama : How Herdwatching defined a presidency…

#ThanksObama! When you read Herdwatching you are in great company. Though at the moment there are admittedly only a few hundred of you, it is safe to say you are the thought leaders of tomorrow and blessed with a truly gifted insight. Unless your some sort of hate...

Why Social Media Can Easily Mislead You, and How to Stop it.

Let’s get this out of the way right at the start. How we, as humans, react to the world around us is driven in large part by the cognitive tools and biases shaped by our evolutionary needs. Cognitive biases that are absolutely tuned to evaluating a much different...

A message for individualists – you are not alone.

Here at Herdwatching we are constantly sharpening our focus and looking for ways to be more useful to our core audience. That audience of course is primarily individualists who tend to have a number of traits in common... Entrepreneurs who own or want to control their...

Why Trump? Here’s Why.

Super Short Summary: Trump is a social moderate, an economic libertarian and a small government conservative. I have been asked why I support Donald J. Trump​ so strongly. There is far too much to discuss in this one post, but I will hit the high points. There will be...

How #gamergate revealed a threat and saved free expression…

Looking at #gamergate now one thing is clear - none of those in the "social justice" camp expect this kind of fight. They were not ready yet for open war, and it shows. Background The premise is simple: Over the last few decades what we now call the #sjw movement has...

Axiom: Don’t fear being an outsider

Within any social group there is a prevailing "party line" that is at least paid lip service to. This arises quite naturally from the mechanisms humans use to forge and maintain groups. To hold and voice an opinion that disagrees with this accepted truth is to risk...