Who Decides What News is Fake?

Who hasn’t heard of fake news? It’s the talk of the town. This concept is far from new. Fake news has been around since 44 BC, with Octavian’s campaign of misinformation against Mark Antony. When the printing press was invented in 1439, there was no journalism ethics code of conduct to follow so they printed anything. Yellow journalism, which arose in 1898, and political propaganda go hand-in-hand with fake news. U.S. History is no stranger to this concept of fake…

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David Schwimmer: Theater and Tech

Actor, writer, and producer, David Schwimmer, co-founder of The Lookingglass Theatre, came to 1871 on March 9th. With him was Alex Zeldin, the writer/director of the new Lookingglass play, Beyond Caring. This play is a re-imagined piece about temporary workers’ lives. They started off the chat with intros, but their main intent was to get to know the audience and their expressions towards the theater. Zeldin and Schwimmer asked a series of questions, including “How many people here go to…

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The Social Entrepreneur and his Charity

On February 28th, Craig Kielburger, Founder of WE Charity, came to 1871 to discuss his charity and how he got his entrepreneurial start at an early age. “WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner.” Mr. Kielburger is 34 years old and from Canada. His original motive to help people from poverty and exploitation began when he was only twelve years old. He read in the newspaper about a 12-year old former child slave in Pakistan, who had been…

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Cryo-What?! Carnivores and Advanced Cryotherapy

Content Carnivores is moving into the deep freeze–as in 240 degrees below zero. We are excited to announce that we are working with Advanced Cryotherapy Fitness. This taps into our growing expertise in health and wellness technology–and our love for all things innovative. Healthy Carnivores unite! Cryotherapy is the use of extremely cold temperatures to help with pain management, rejuvenation, and weight loss. Cryo comes from the Greek word, Cold. Therapy comes from the Greek word, Cure. They say cryotherapy…

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Building Podcast Subscribers: Growth Hacks Debunked

We all want an easier, softer way, especially when we want to do something like build podcast subscribers, app downloads, website visits, etc. But there is an entire business-within-a-business that preys on the hopes and dreams of those looking to grow their business. Jay Acunzo, on Medium, pretty much nails the CHARLATAN MOVEMENT that has become content marketing, growth hacking and building podcast subscribers. That movement promises insane returns from minimal effort. They promise that growth hacks can overcome actual…

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