Mine Your Own Data
Someone Watches YOU
Everything you DO
DATA MINING can be FUN
and it doesn't HAVE to matter why – it doesn’t have to reason
Here is how it’s Done
Data about everything is gathered.
It’s NOT all about You
“You” do not matter
The DATA knows the TruTH
Data Miners Gather
So they may provide you with ExcELLent ServICE
So they can target your impulse control
It’s for the sale
Data IS Mined BECAUSE
People are Different
Data IS Mined BECAUSE
People are the same
Data Miners Depend on Data USERS
So many SloTs, So Little TIME
Marketing on SteROIDS
Filling Slots – It's JusT that easy
BUT ONLY valid DATA
Data Criteria EstaBlished
HOW Related InformaTION GeTs collected
- Everything is related
BeCAUse BUYerS NEED to KNOW
Everyone is different and EveryOne is the same.
If you go deep down
To the Pixel
To the DNA
To the Core
SoLd to the highest bidder
Because we are Different
Because we are the same
All YoU HAVE to Know:
This is life
Count on it
From Now On
Data Mines Lurk in shadows, always alert
What U can do To understand DATA MINING
Learn to Mine Your OWN DATA
Take the MyStery out of the Story of Your Life
IT's not hard
Just Connect DOTS
Look at your BILLS –spending – daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, annual, periodic.
Draft a budget
Make a Family Tree
Chart your PrejudiCes
The subject – the style - doesn't mATTER
It's all DATA - Till it's NOT
CHUnk it OUT
We all think alike
We all think DiffErently
wE want to Identify
So we make AssumPtions
to Give and thaT helps us FeeL saFe.
Whatever it TaKes
Could be FamilY Values
Maybe be a Weapon
Neatly Mowed Lawns
Rows of Fences
We need to Look ALike To fEEl SaFe
Make a ValUES plan to See How you are the
BOTH at the same time.
Data Miners KNOW.
We are all DiffERENT
We are ALL the Same
Both at the same time.
HOW Can This Be?
Data Can Be Manipulated to Inform
50 % more TYRANTS love small children than CATz
it's not about the cats.
it's not about the kids.
it's not the about the TYRANTs
I’s the 50.00% who believe TYrants like to eat them fried, baked or boiled in a stew.
WHO are YOU?
You may discover You are NOT the YoU – U always assumed.
You might just
Somewhere under the crusty, hardened debris and sediment Of the uncomplicated mind
The truth about Data Mining
And how it divides us
And HOW it unites us
And how to tell the difFerence.
Data MINING. It is not always BAD
and it is Not always good
It just IS
take charge of your own data mine
My Shadow's Tools
Drawings, charts and graphs it creates whenever a concept arises worthy of contemplation. My Shadow, so convinced of its
total omniscience, is easily bored.
Fortunately, my shadow has the attention span of the Americas and can be distracted but not with any ordinary cat video. My shadow considers such activities as childish. We could beg to differ but it would just lead us into exhausting bouts of sibling rivalry over ownership of the core (that would be we).
My Shadow holds us in unfathomable contempt. My shadow only plays with the other shadows who commiserate on annoyances, complain of repression, discrimination, unfair treatment. blah, blah, blah, and my shadow always assumes anyone is listening.
Things to know about My Shadow
- is never happy.
- never trusts
- is paranoid
- laughs at socially unacceptable jokes
- wants to see what cannot be shown
- thinks it has total omniscience
- only wants to do whatever it wants to do
- never needs spell-checker
- is easily distracted
- is both proud and offended at the above descriptions
My shadow peruses brain maps and critical thought in order to weaken our justifications for repression of My Shadow.
Possible reasons include our collective:
fear of the unknown
fear of danger
fear of harming someone or some thing
fear of knowledge
Which brings us to the point of this website. We have decided to stop repressing My Shadow and just let it meander through all the fears and dark corners.
My positive side, that sunny disposition that shows up best in the P's "police, popular public places and pot lucks, discovered a miscalculation, an untruth which instigated a cascade of failure to achieve positivity.
My shadow seized upon the opportunity to flaunt the mistakes, assumptions and misconceptions to logic or reason that had infected my Sunny Side to the point where we had no choice but to let my Shadow out...a bit.
Which brings My Shadow to the latest cache of mental weapons against the collective stupidity.
Word for the day:
Thoughtcrime. One word.
Mental Health Defense Bucky Ball
Take this home Mental Health Defense Anti-Sheeple, Bucky Ball of crisis test with a friend...and an enemy or a neighbor,
My Shadow laments we have not been politically savvy for most of life. We have allowed political recommendations of "experts;" newspaper editors, media pundits and way too interested parties to do our thinking, until, that is the definition of "is" jolted my Shadow out of the shadow recesses of our brain.
Sunny Side in Utter Disarray
Our Sunny Side, our sweet rosy slumber convinced we walked the righteous path resides broken, in despair and completely rudderless. My Shadow awake now and in full mental health awareness mode. Which brings us to the point of questioning most everything "media" that crosses our shadowy path. We agree, the path to check and verify is not an easy one.
My shadow insists we have long been fascinated with how friendships form.We wonder how the criteria for what constitutes a friend varies from shadow to shadow.
What My Shadow means is we have some weird-ass friends with ideas and opinions with which most of us either
- strongly agree,
- strongly disagree
- strongly hold no opinion whatsoever,
- strongly open to suggestion
- none of the above
My shadow holds no tepid interests.
All existence has friends, family, co-workers with whom we strongly disagree on any number of issues in order to ensure the continuation of the species. PS Tasmanian Devils are direct descendent of the totality of humanoid history back to the first female then cleaved probably due to some unfortunate wardrobe malfunction and the little B got away. Bit we digress.
Golden Rule Rules Most of the Time
We manage to suppress with toleration and respect for each other. The problems start when market synergy discovers this strongly held conviction. It matters not whether the strong conviction is pro, con or undecided. The loudest clues arrive in mailbox political junk mail (yes, we said junky, snail mail), e-mail inbox SPAM, inflammatory Internet memes meant to shock or dismay, political ads targeting sensitive subjects and charities/social groups with hands outstretched for money to help support their particular party and narrowly defined special interest charity tax write off fund.
At what point do these hot-spot targets become open sores for people to obsessively pick to make us forget or choose to disregard the ties that bind and determine a friendships demise? Where resides the space between positive and negative balance the need to feel superior as a group while striving for equality as the individual?
Once the hot button issues becomes media blasai do friendships rekindle where trust was once lost or will future Bucky-Ball issues continue to open new wounds?
Home or office Mental Health Defense Anti-Sheeple, Bucky Ball Worksheet
Try the home Mental Health Defense Anti-Sheeple, Bucky Ball of crisis test at home, in the office, at the circus, in bed...but above, all my shadow beseeches to all shadows, discover your hot buttons and regain control of the chaos which ensues.