Gillmor Gang: Shaken Not Stirred

With one day to go to the election, our thoughts are with those who look forward to talking about something else. Difficult as it might be to imagine, there must be other things to work on. One thing that comes to mind is the impact of the virus on how we manage our daytimes and darkness in a digital environment. Mobile machines have already spurred much of the modify, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to a composite given lifestyle.

The election has mandated our attention to the political place in ways that have expanded early electing and law efforts to slow it down. Regardless of the outcome, the pressure to adapt to this new collaborative workflow will intensify. People have already seen significant changes from commuting to time switching in a residence situation. Podcasting, which had originated from a hackerish geeky hobby in recent years, has morphed into a more business adjunct to mainstream media.

In the process, brand-new formats such as newsletters and live stream have attracted investment from companionships including Spotify and Audible, referred engineerings like Otter( transcription ), Substack, Medium, brand-new bales of services that are( Apple One) and cable structure disrupters, Digital first publishers like The Recount may have started out as traditional gives on political note, but in the windup of the campaign they are reaching audiences via notifications rather than tedious cable talking heads and panels.

This roll up of break-dance notifications and user-controlled editorial access have major implications for the near future post-electuon, nonetheless long it takes to plow through legal challenges and the restaffing of whichever government is formed. Also impacted will be Congressional and antitrust attempts to regulate social media, and what I suppose will be a shift to private discussions and trend analysis. The interest groups and market manufacturers that result from this realignment will render exit policies for companies like Twitter and YouTube where the risk of being broken up will be mitigated by potent brand-new business representations for content creation and distribution.

By January 20 th, a brand-new influencer design based on notifications and live streaming will endow the media with implements it needs to lead the transition to safe, stick, hybrid digital/ live happens. Streaming will give new craftsmen and entrepreneurs a platform to separate affect and repercussion from lossleader collects online, bolstered by association with menu and tools transmission winners like Apple and Amazon. A similar synergy between tech companies and media advertising will be overt( Apple+ and Prime) as well as implicit( the growing Amazon search.and Twitch watch gatherings .)

COVID therapeutics such as Regeneron create a roadmap for these private groups to regroup as CostCo-like next ripple eateries, entertainment phenomena, and political efforts to consolidate economic strength. With a combination of transparency and what could be called overrule boycotts, customers will align with makes and companies who promote values-based association with stakeholders acrosss the spectrum.

Central to the relationship is providing ethical access to important data in return for clear guidelines for the use of that data at magnitude. If this election has been correctly assessed as signaling a massive change in the electorate, the period of deescalation from the pandemic can stimulate a sense of ownership of that success by the incoming majority. Notification-based entertainers such as Sarah Cooper and more mainstream projects like Matthew McConaughey’s brand-new bible, Greenlights, speak initially to the Zoom home/ run gang, and soon to the formation of new studios and networks.

Who genuinely known to be this translation is playing out having regard to the horrible consequences of Trump’s impact on our country and its standing in the world. But the generation that followed the Greatest Generation is detecting it has more to it than the free love of rock and roll and following our bliss. That same contemporary led in information and communication technologies and media revolutions.

Now we’re suffering the backlash of so-called free software where our data is the real product, where Big brother is giving supremacy by acquihires and preemptive centres. Yet still our democracy perseveres. Time to count the vote.


The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, October 30, 2020.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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