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In an essay I wrote, "only unaware practitioners use made-up #personas in their design work".

I think I know why this is done.

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There is a difference between #characters and #archetypes. You can make up characters, as long as each character is based on a researched archetype.

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People who make up personas are actually making up characters, but they make these characters without any grounding. There are usually no researched archetypes.

You can do better, and have fun:

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How to #Write for Different #Audiences: Tips for Adapting Your #Copy to Different #Demographics For #Copywriting Image
1. Writing for different audiences is essential to create content that resonates with readers. Understanding the target demographic is key to producing copy that engages and inspires action.
2. The first step in writing for different audiences is to understand their unique needs and preferences. Research your target audience to determine what motivates them, what problems they face & what solutions they are looking for.
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1/ In context of #globaldemographics, 4 #megatrends are often referred to: population growth, population ageing, international migration and urbanization.

Here is a thread diving into these.

(Most charts are from ‘Our World in Data’. Some from UN.)
2/ To begin, for historical context, this chart

The 20th century began with 1.65 billion people in the world. It closed with 6 billion people.

This growth saw its ripple effects across the world – from economic growth to environmental impact of the century. Image
3/ Another chart for historical context – where have most of the people been living through history? Image
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🇺🇸🇪🇺⚡️Western elites deliberately cause the Western demographic disaster, then rely on mass immigration to “solve” the issue rather than implementing a program to stimulate birth rates.
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#birthrate #demographics #migration
For instance, scientists in the United States are making progress in the development of a non-hormonal contraceptive pill for men, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications.
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The pill, which inhibits a cellular signalling protein called soluble adenylyl cyclase (SAC) that prevents sperm from swimming, was found to paralyse mouse sperm for at least three hours, preventing it from reaching an egg.
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“cHiNa hAs dEmOgRapHiC cRiSiS!”

Meanwhile in the USA: Seniors occupy twice as many homes as young adults! The latter number has remained flat for 40 years!! 😱

#economy #housing
And Americans aren’t having children either. Single households outnumber families with children — a first in U.S. history.

#demographics
Americans think that they can solve all problems with immigration, but this creates a lot of social problems.

Right-wing white people are very unhappy and scared about all the non-whites.

And non-whites can be racist as well.

American “melting pot” is a myth.
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🧵 Is the American Dream dead? - a tweetstorm

This is a brain dump of .@RaoulGMI's 30+ years of knowledge, how the world works, and how his macro framework fits into it all ⤵️
1/ There's no denying that we're in a mess!

By the Law of Unintended Consequences, every time we try to fix A, we create problems B, C, D, E, etc.

We hardly understand these new problems unless there's hindsight to connect the dots...
2/ [PART I: #HISTORY]

So, how the hell did we get here?

Let's start by looking at the peak of the #British Empire:

It was the world's largest realm. But as with every empire, trying to control so many people across the globe has its price & #debt weakened its structure...
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1- #demographics #inflation Two dynamics have tightened the US labor market much more than expected

First, mass Boomer retirement. They left during Covid and are not returning (see gap vs 25-54 below)
2- Second, massive drop in female participation. Escalating care cost often cited as reason nytimes.com/2022/07/07/bus…
3- This provides a window into demographic and thus inflation trends for the next decade, with 22 million 60+ workers bound to retire (vs ~7m in 1981) @MishGEA
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1/15: #India is late stressing re ‘getting old before rich’; What should it learn from #China - which rather has prepared for becoming ‘poor-old’ since 1980s:
counterview.in/2022/07/gettin… @DrBhatt_Pooja @DrIanHall @BRI_SL @beltandroad1 @XiaolanF @IEAKwame @alykhansatchu @danbanik
2/15: Getting Old Before Getting Rich – What is it and What is China’s approach? muse.jhu.edu/article/805759… #ageing #demographics #China
3/15: Open access working paper re #China’s long-run approach to getting old before rich - its economic demography transition strategy: econstor.eu/bitstream/1041…
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New survey by @EwlGroup & partners about #Ukrainian #refugees in #Czechia, #Poland and #Romania highlights some interesting similarities and differences in demographic profile, intentions and integration. 🧵 1/
ewl.com.pl/en/special-rep…
Survey #demographics confirm what we know: refugees are overwhelmingly (>90%) #female, and half or more are at least 36 years old. Most (60%) have arrived with #children under the age of 18; yet also have members of immediate #family back home. 2/
#UkrainianRefugeeCrisis #gender Image
The three largest #concerns among Ukrainian refugees included "difficulty finding #employment" (25-50%), "concern for relatives staying in Ukraine" (31-40%) and "poor knowledge of the #language" (30-38%). 3/10
#UkrainianRefugeeCrisis Image
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👇🏾The man who said Millenials don't buy homes is part of the anti central bank trolling crew that has been terrible for 11 years. He will never, ever forecast sales
Not demographics at all 😇🤟🏽😉
Economics is demographics and productivity; the rest is stamp collecting! However, demographics and mortgage rates are prime for housing. 2020-2024 will be different for many years because of #Demographics.
People buy homes, not an MBS. 😉
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What is coming between now and 2035? Climate change: increasingly random and extreme weather, flooding, drought, famine, mass migration, pandemics, social upheaval, institutional collapse, automation, economic collapse, tribalism, authoritarianism, war, and general chaos.
Global warming will continue. Human population continues to increase. War drives a need for "energy independence". Entangled corporations, states, and individuals with direct economic interest in extraction and consumption of fossil fuels will continue to fight for their use.
And there are already feedback loops in play: the warming oceans, the melting ice caps, the thawing permafrost which is releasing trapped methane and CO2, the deforestation both man made and from increased forest fires.
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¿Qué hace a los #millenial diferentes? Mayor grupo de población, principal cluster ingresos, nativos digitales, creadores de disrupción, gran adaptación al cambio, nuevos valores; en el caso de Asia, una generación que vivirá mucho mejor que sus abuelos/padres. Image
El covid ha sido un acelerador del peso/importancia millenials en la economía; acelerando la adaptación nuevos patrones consumo millenial en otros estratos demográficos. #VespresFinancers @IEF_org Image
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Since 2013, the total fertility rate (TFR) is decreasing in Azerbaijan.

The decline in the TFR goes is primarily due to the continued trend of decline in higher-order births and the transition from a model of large families to a family with fewer children. #demographics
If current trends will continue, Azerbaijan would face insufficient number of fertile-age women able to maintain stable birth rate and this would have a negative impact on the sustainability of the country’s demographic development.
Given that the average age of marriage is 28 years for men and 24 years for women, Azerbaijan may face a shortage of brides in the near future.

At the moment, with young-age mortality decreasing, the gender imbalance between men and women persists for longer periods.
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#Read this new #Report while there’s still time to act!

bakerinstitute.org/research/us-ch…

“US-#China Competition Enters the Decade of Max Danger: #Policy Ideas to Avoid Losing the 2020s”

My latest with Gabe Collins @BakerInstitute!

@RiceUniversity
@RiceUNews
@CES_Baker_Inst
#Xi
#Taiwan
As #PRC/#CCP power peaks over this decade, #Xi may seek #Taiwan as historic prize.

To protect their security & rules-based order, US/Allies must mobilize immediately to deter aggression.

The mission is vital, the stakes are high, & the clock is ticking.

bit.ly/PLA2027 Image
US/Allies/#Taiwan now face “#DecadeOfDanger” w/ peaking #Xi/#CCP/#PRC as #China has extreme version of “S-Curved #slowdown.”

Xi’s risk acceptance will likely be amplified by his track record of largely-uncountered revisionist actions vs. neighbors & RBO.

bakerinstitute.org/research/us-ch…
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A #China-centric #demographics chain:

Demographics are about the balance between young and old. Young folks do the work and raise the kids. They are the consumers.
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China had scads in that group in the 2000s. When Americans look at this they see waves of cheap workers stealing global jobs. When the politburo looks they see waves of consumption overturning global norms. Both were right. Were. Past tense.
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20 years later not only is everyone 20 years older, but the Chinese had very few kids during the intervening 20 years. China's labor costs are now skyrocketing, and in productivity-adjusted terms are well below American workers. & the Mao generation is moving into retirement.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/02/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/02/dai…
CEO Ridiculed for Raising Minimum Wage to $70K Has the Last Laugh

opednews.com/articles/CEO-R…

#IncomeDisparity #MinimumWage #FinancialPerformance
Cross-reactive CD4+ T cells enhance SARS-CoV-2 immune responses upon infection and vaccination

science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…

#SARSCoV2 #ImmuneResponses #infections #vaccinations #antibodies
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/01/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/01/dai…
Five ways to ensure flood-risk research helps the most vulnerable

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#research #ClimateChange #flooding #resilience #demographics
Neurons Act Not As Simple Logic Gates, But As Complex, Multi-Unit Processing Systems

resonancescience.org/blog/Neurons-A…

#neurons #dendrites #behavior #nodes #MultiUnit #ProcessingSystems
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In exactly one month, I'll be leaving Bertelsmann Stiftung and start a new challenge. But before I leave, I would like to (re-)share some of the highlights of my work over the last five years. So join me for a little time travel and lots of still relevant research!
When I joined @GED_Tweet in 2016, the #trade world seemed still ok: the WTO still had the Appellate Body, TTIP was a political priority, Brexit had not happened and Trump was still an unlikely presidential candidate. Lots was going to change...
One of my core projects was research on public opinion and #trade. Our first publication was triggered by the intensifying debate on TTIP in Germany - but went beyond that: bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/publication…
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THREAD: My research was published today in the International Journal Of Disaster Risk Reduction (#DRR) The link is below. I wanted to take you through it in a series of graphics and infographics. So here goes....

authors.elsevier.com/a/1dB907t2zZ5m…
This is #SantaBarbara, California. It really is a beautiful place to live, but expensive too. (Secretly - or maybe not - I would LOVE to live and work here). It is also where I carried out my #PhD fieldwork, Living my best #phdlife...
Like many places in Southern California, there are a number of #naturalhazards that can and do impact on the city and its surrounding County:

Wildfires 🔥🔥
Mudslides ⛰️ 🪨
Earthquakes 🏚️🏚️
Tsunamis 🌊🌊
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/17/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/17/dai…
Covid-19’s harm reduction lesson: Ask people to be careful, not perfect - Vox

vox.com/22315478/covid…

#reduction #COVID19
Understanding Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

link.medium.com/OxL3YrFSFeb

#NFT
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