Assembly: Blockchain, Democracy, Culture, and Start Ups
Assembly: Blockchain, Democracy, and Start Ups
How Op Ed Arguments Persuade Voters According to Yale and Cato Researchers
July 23, 2022 • 9 MIN
How Op Ed Arguments Persuade Voters According to Yale and Cato Researchers
How the Future of Education, Future of Marketing, and a $500 Book by Eugene Schwartz Connect
July 23, 2022 • 21 MIN
How the Future of Education, Future of Marketing, and a $500 Book by Eugene Schwartz Connect https://blog.assembly.digital/how-the-future-of-education-future-of-marketing-and-a-500-book-by-eugene-schwartz
How Web3 Saves Democracy -- Two Vague Terms Come Together for a Better Society
July 20, 2022 • 13 MIN
How Web3 Saves Democracy -- Two Vague Terms Come Together for a Better Society In this episode, I scope down both democracy and web3 to more concrete definitions (as one can do in a short podcast) and suggest that web3 inherently has characteristics that can create a more democratic society.
Political Ads on Social Media - The Bad, The Ugly, The Solution to this Kobayashi Maru
June 17, 2022 • 14 MIN
In this episode, I propose that the battle of banning ads and regulation of social media is the Kobayashi Maru of political advertising, and the answer is a different playing field that political advertisers and consultants actually have a stake and say in. Crazy? Stay tuned.
Lina Khan, the FTC, and the battle with “Big Tech” -- but what’s the solution?
June 16, 2022 • 19 MIN
The CNN article based on an interview with FTC chair Lina Khan laid out and a high-level the agenda for the regulatory agency. However, what still remains unanswered for me is whether the approach tackles the issues in a way that not only solves the issues described, but that avoids the traditional governmental regulatory approaches that inevitably fail.
Truth, Understanding, and Civility through the Elusive Dialectic Method
June 12, 2022 • 10 MIN
Social media, arguably, promotes a type of psychopathy that hurts civil discussion. What, then, does it take to offer a solution? In this episode, we’ll look at a seemingly simple, but sadly missing, element of meaningful discourse that can bring truth, understanding and civility back to society.
Crypto should be regulated, but not the same way securities are
June 7, 2022 • 16 MIN
As I referenced in the episode on why we picked a dual token model, I alluded to how the right kind of regulation, regulation that prioritized transparency over bureaucracy, would benefit both projects and investors. I’m exploring the idea further in this episode providing more coloring on a simple framework that both helps investors while not dragging down the projects in paperwork.
Polling, Identity and Incentives: The New Frontier
June 7, 2022 • 14 MIN
In a recent article entitled “The Digital Future of Survey Research Faces a Challenge,” Will Johnson, CEO of The Harris Poll, shared a few insights in the interview. They were around the following points: 1) verifying authenticity of respondents; 2) faster, cheaper delivery via a dashboard; 3) reaching people where they are. In this episode, I’ll dive deeper into those points and what technology brings to the table.
Is Social Media is the Problem that Can’t be Fixed?
June 4, 2022 • 20 MIN
With the recent controversy from Elon Musk’s planned takeover of Twitter, and the 2022 mid-term elections heading forward, it seem like it’s time to look at the role social media has played in election and social discourse.
Why We Picked a Dual Token Model for Our Two-Sided Ad Marketplace
June 4, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, we’ll cover tokenomics. So while we’re mostly talking about the Assembly project, a “learn-to-earn” ad platform, there’s much here that can be of interest to anyone interested in the dynamics and underlying economics of tokens.
How to Design for Citizens, Not Just Users
June 2, 2022 • 15 MIN
User stories for tech focus on the problems to solve and the jobs to be done Similar approach can be for Citizens -- the nomenclature shift is subtle but important Most companies and products think of Users first, and don’t consider Users have a broader role as Citizens
Persuading Voters by Teaching Backwards
May 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
In this episode, we'll talk about an approach to persuading voters in noisy or competitive environments through "teaching"