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Driving In America
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Road Trip Lover; photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash… Last year I participated in a study by Ford about the future of driving. The interviewer asked me what I thought Ford should do now that young adults no longer want to own cars or even get a license. (Ford was in such a panic that they wasted money on invested in a scooter-rental company.) My answer: don’t worry, drivers will be back…Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Former Facebook Advertiser , I talked about the aesthetic MySpacification of Facebook: how the popular social network’s design went from clean to pure cornea gumbo. Now let’s talk advertising on Facebook. I used to buy Facebook ads because I was enamored by the targeting capabilities. For example, when promoting a local theatrical production, I could easily target the zip code and even a surrounding area, the right age group, actors and directors and other theatre types, fans of the playwright,Read More
cornea gumbo
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + former AOL-user turned MySpace-user turned Facebook-user turned Next-Please!-user; gumbo photo by jeffreyw via Wikimedia Commons… There’s a great term in Jargon Watch, a small dictionary published by Wired back in the Pleistocene Era (circa 1997): Cornea Gumbo. It refers to “a visually noisy, overdesigned PhotoShopped mess,” as in, “Gawd, we’ve got to redesign that page, it’s become total cornea gumbo.” Cornea gumbo aptly described the hot visual messes that constituted many websites in the mid-90s. In a pique of nostalgic democratization,Read More