Weekly Brightness 23/01/2017

Eventhough there's already been plenty of trends pieces, the Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictionsreally worth a look. It covers a comprehensive list of key media and journalism trends including fake news, algorithms, publisher's shifting relationship with platforms, news bots, evolving video formats, VR/AR in news and most the interesting media start-ups. 

News publisher will say goodbye to advertising

The Economist's Digital Strategy chief wrote before Christmas that they expected display advertising to disappear by 2025. Publishers should find new ways of remuneration but most of them are ignoring this situation.

Activism on the Subway Platform

A great piece on how public transport offers a place for activism. Brands with opinions and not scared by taking a position in society should take inspiration from this.

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

A wonderful list by Gabriel Weinberg which offers a wide array of mental models used to explain things from different fields. 

Being us online

"Lydia Nicholas is a digital anthropologist and a senior researcher. In her talk, Lydia discusses how privacy works as a kind of ongoing performance, of making choices about who we are and who we want to be. She also discusses how current methods of collecting and using data and organising social platforms are problematic for the ways people want to develop relationships, and how this impacts trust." Great talk.