Two Oh One Six is here. The air is thick with commemoration smoke and the year only a few days old. The free calendar with last Saturday's Indo is so crammed with events that there's barely any space to write in any of your own. Anyway, back to the show.
Whilst the occupation of a Federal building in Oregon by armed militia members is obviously serious business and shouldn't in any way be sniggered at, referring to them as Vanilla ISIS is inspired.
- 'Oregon Was Founded As A Racist Utopia'
- 'Timeline: Land use and patriots'
- 'Reports from the front lines'
Back on the Internet there's a rumour that Facebook may have been sometimes deliberately tormenting users of its Android app by breaking it to see how they'd react. This seems a bit underhand, but Fast Company have found a man to quote who thinks it's brave, so what do I know? Incidentally, how long has Fast Company not been bothering to put dates on stories for? That's sort of OK for company blogs if you want your posts to resurface occasionally (hello Intercom!) but not OK for news.
3. Where do you see marketing going this year?
That's easy. To a conference in Las Vegas.
The above taken from '5 Questions For The New Year'. It's all you need to know about advertising for the year ahead.
'Buildings That Look Like Stacked Boxes'
Cat plus monkey plus banana, fireball, pink flamingos, the George awakens and 1,000 horsepower electric car.
Finally, I made this mix of mainly miserable music that I felt was the best of 2015. Enjoy, if that's the right word 😉
Yours etc., @loughlin
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