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(Cross posted from Signal360)

In a sweeping talk at the Association of National Advertisers conference last month, P&G Chief Brand Officer (and ANA Chair) Marc Pritchard laid out a five-step plan to address systemic problems in the marketing and media industries. Each step addresses serious challenges and opportunities — in diversity, inequality, and creative and business practices. But perhaps no step is more challenging — and crucial — than Pritchard’s Step Four: Eliminating all harmful content online. 

“There is still too much harmful, hateful, denigrating, and discriminatory content and commentary in too many digital sites, channels, and feeds,” Pritchard said. “There is no place for this type of content.”

While nearly everyone agrees with the idea of eliminating harmful content, key actors across the digital media industry seem paralyzed when it comes to how best to take action on the problem. What’s really going on? To understand, we must dive

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“Communities have always turned to Yelp in reaction to current events at the local level. As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions,” Malik wrote.

But some people are concerned that the Yelp label could be misused and incorrectly ostracize businesses who may not deserve it.

“The problem with this is that people may use it to cancel businesses unjustifiably,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the news Friday.

Yelp said it has a system in place to try to prevent that from happening. The company’s user operations team already investigates and disables reviews or puts alerts on business pages if it finds that the business is seeing a huge uptick in reviews in response to news

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Yelp’s new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert is an extension of its Public Attention Alert.

The consumer review platform Yelp has added a new feature that allows users to flag businesses accused of racism.

Noorie Malik, the company’s vice president of user operations, released a statement Thursday on the site’s blog detailing the new initiative. “At Yelp,” she said, “we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero-tolerance policy to racism.”

The online consumer review platform Yelp has added a new feature alerts that allow its users to flag businesses accused of racism. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The online consumer review platform Yelp has added a new feature alerts that allow its users to flag businesses accused of racism. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“We know these values are important to our users,” Malik noted, “and now more than ever, consumers are increasingly conscious of the types of businesses they patronize and support.”

Her statement goes on to reference the police protests this summer that

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Are children spending too much time with their cell phones, electronic games and computers? Is this just part of growing up in our world of electronic gadgets? Do these devices help build good relationships or do they hinder interpersonal skills nurturing?

Driving through the city, I saw two children walking together. One texted on a cell phone and the other played a Game Boy or some device. They were walking together, but not talking together. Later in the day, I heard a teen yell to another, “Don’t come over, send me an e-mail or text me.”

Before the invention of these electronic gadgets, children communicated and occupied their time differently. My friends and I were always looking for some type of physical activities or table games when I was growing up. During the colder months, we had sled riding and other winter activities. Some might even say that the exercise … Read More

Computer Memory and Behavior Explained

May 1, 2020 | computer | No Comments

As with anything known to man, computers are not without their quirks. It seems sometimes that computers almost plan to confuse and frustrate users as there are so many things that could be creating the strange behavior we see. Add to that the multiple forms of memory and the behaviors of each which may choose to exhibit rather strange and unwanted behavior at inopportune times, and you have the mixture for a thoroughly confounding experience.

However, there is no need to panic. Computer memory has a class of characteristics that are unique to it and that can help us further understand why it sometimes acts like it does. These characteristics consist of volatility, mutability, accessibility, and addressability. Throw in capacity and performance, and the mix isn’t that hard to decipher. Armed with this knowledge, we can understand computer memory and assist it in performing better for us.

Some terms we … Read More