Tag: social media

  • Fronting and Fake

    Fronting and Fake

    Fronting: Acting like you are more, or you have more, than what really exists. Fake: is a word to describe people who aren’t themselves in order to gain friends and end up being more popular. They seem very nice to everyone, yet trash-talks them behind their back in order to get attention from people and […]

  • Famous, Why?

    I recently had a conversation with a record company press relations head. We talked about his artists rosters. Many I did not know, but I am over the hill.  As the conversation continued I said, “Today, everyone is famous. Either a celebrity, reality show, Instagrammer, YouTuber, 5000 channels, 10.000 programs, and whatever else. All you […]


    WHY?  There is no fun in posting the pictures. What was once sharing experiences has turned into narcissism and greed. A digital feel good pill for those desiring “Z Level” fame. Perhaps it is because I had a life and travelled before the platform existed. Showing  “I am living a great fake life” borders on […]

  • Buy Fab! Return Later!

    Inside many of us lurks an Elisabeth Taylor trying to get out. Glamour requires the right clothing. Everyone wants to lead a glamorous life. Getting the right looks are a part of the formula, overcoming the obstacle of costs is simple: buy today, wear tomorrow, return the day after tomorrow.   During Fashion Weeks the […]

  • Our Anniversary

    Life is Good It has been over one year. We quit Instagram to the chagrin of many. Why? Insanity? Lack of followers? How would we survive in an age when so many believe in oversharing? Many thought this action was insane. Amazing how fast time flies. We are still here and doing ok, Instagram Free.  […]

  • Why We Don’t Do It!

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  • Is the Party Over!

    Is the Party Over!

    Very recently there has been an upheaval in the media and social media world. Has the time of accountability in influencer marketing arrived? Global consumer company advertiser Unilever made a shot across the bow announcing there needs to be more transparency, less bots and false likes. At Cannes Lions, marketing head Keith Weed insisted on […]

  • In with the Old, Out with the Smart.

    In with the Old, Out with the Smart.

    The best way to avoid all the issues of data collection and privacy matters, go retro.   A classic is always in style.  Are smartphones falling out of fashion? The more we learn about data gathering, the answer is becoming clearer.  In the Age of Hyper Connectivity,  digital arms length is looking like a safer […]

  • Toodles, Facebook?

    Toodles, Facebook?

    Given the current crisis involving Facebook and CA, Black and Paper has decided to place its Facebook account on hold, no more postings for the moment. Although no laws have been broken, we feel the current level of trust is eroding on the social media platform. Why? It was an open secret about the Data […]

  • Not Thirsty!

    Not Thirsty!

    There are some social media platforms that we like. There are some social media platforms we question. As a site for all things creative, inspiring, and wonderful being in a place of thirsty, desperate wannabes employing questionable means is not for us. Taking all of this into consideration, Black and Paper has decided to quit […]