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Kalle Lasn and Micah White, the Creators of Occupy Wall Street

Kalle Lasn and Micah White, the Creators of Occupy Wall Street | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it

"Kalle Lasn spends most nights shuffling clippings into a binder of plastic sleeves, each of which represents one page of an issue of Adbusters, a bimonthly magazine that he founded and edits. It is a tactile process, like making a collage, and occasionally Lasn will run a page with his own looped cursive scrawl on it. From this absorbing work, Lasn acquired the habit of avoiding the news after dark. So it was not until the morning of Tuesday, November 15th, that he learned that hundreds of police officers had massed in lower Manhattan at 1 A.M. and cleared the camp at Zuccotti Park. If anyone could claim responsibility for the Zuccotti situation, it was Lasn: Adbusters had come up with the idea of an encampment, the date the initial occupation would start, and the name of the protest—Occupy Wall Street. Now the epicenter of the movement had been raided. Lasn began thinking of reasons that this might be a good thing." Mattathias Schwartz
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12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements

12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
From the BetaMax to the HD DVD the following are a list of the ads from technology that are either in dead or dying format, or those which ...
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Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it

This article by Charlie White

 

for Mashable, brings an informative look back at the growth of and changes in the Internet by way of an Infographic.

 

Some people may look at past growth as an indicator to the future and others will simply go on a trip down Memory Lane, but I think many will find this interesting.

 

A quote from Bill Clinton, included in the Infographic sums up much of the change in the last 15 years:

 

"When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the World Wide Web.  Now even my cat has a page"

 

See the full infographic: [http://mashable.com/2011/09/09/internet-yesterday-today/]


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Porn Flakes - John Harvey Kellogg, Sylvester Graham

Porn Flakes - John Harvey Kellogg, Sylvester Graham | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
from Stay Free!, a magazine focussed on American media and consumer culture...

As a rule, there's often more to folk wisdom than bad science, and so it is with myths about masturbation and other aspects of sexuality. In America, a peculiar flowering of these myths took place in the 19th century. Though the predictable culprits -- Victorian prudery, evangelical Christianity, entrepreneuriallism -- are part of the picture, what's less known is the the myths' century-old relationship with whole-grain foodstuffs. Thanks to certain influential health advocates, sex and diet were inexorably linked, and, for both, healthy meant bland.

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