A great approach to examining your media diet

Overwhelmed by your news feed? Strategies from a Princeton course can help. Stephens draws on the strategies he discusses with students to offer six tips for remixing your own personal media stream — and weighs in on what it means to be a responsible consumer of media in this moment.

Why NPS Isn’t a Useful Metric

Worth reading: Excerpt: “NPS can be tempting because of its pervasiveness in companies large and small, but it does nothing to get you closer to learning about your customers or why they behave the way they do. Thankfully, there are other measurements and tactics that can help you accomplish that goal with more precision and […]

Imprinting on a version of a song

While I was housecleaning today, a playlist brought along the original 1970 version of the Kinks’ “Lola,” which I hadn’t heard in a while. (Yes, I understand the song is problematic.) I’d forgotten how relatively gentle an arrangement it was, probably because I was first exposed to the song by the 1980 harder-rocking live “One […]

US highways and racial equity

This article in the Seattle Times had me thinking about Robert Caro’s 1974 bio: Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the history of populations whose homes and neighborhoods were sacrificed to white “progress.” An overview from NPR: A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways