They are not talking about Reason to Buy and connect with fans. They are talking about reeducation campaigns to "establish sentiments" that don't come naturally to people.
This is the thought process behind the sort of Kim Jong Il-esque propaganda campaigns that target elementary schools to try to ingrain in people that piracy is morally wrong.
Trying to get people to control people's moral belief system such that they feel they "should" buy is not giving them a reason to buy, it's tricking them into thinking they have a reason to buy. And it's not connecting with fans it's controlling them
Sure context matters, but the context is your purpose and target audience and has very little to do with medium. The president elect using social media to communicate his positions with the public is a slightly different context from some kid gossiping with their friends.
"The only trouble is, the younger generation of people expect to be able to do things remotely and through electronic devices."
IMHO The trouble has everything to do with the cost of scaling pencil and paper compared to scaling a web site and nothing to do with what young people expect. Since when does anyone care what the vastly outnumbered young people think anyway :)
James Woods' comments sound like the comments of someone addicted to cocaine. I mean, I'm not saying he is a coke addict or anything... it's probably hypothetically possible he isn't addicted to cocaine, but I just personally see it as a pretty hard sell based on his twitter usage. I don't remember having heard anyone who wasn't a coke addict talk that way before... Anyway I wouldn't advocate insuring him, that's for sure. :)
I think you are making some bad assumptions. Just because there are more scripted shows now doesn't mean that reality TV is on the decline. The opposite seems to be true, there are even *more* reality shows. About 750 in 2015 (at least according to VOX)
It was never big because it was new, it was and is big because it's cheap and people will watch anything.
But then you are back to discussing quality again.
The thing is if you take the work from the same group of writers, actors, etc over 1 year, they could put out 1 24 episode series or 3 3-8 episode series. Measuring by episode will get you *closer* (while still not perfect) to apples to apples comparison of how much is being invested into creative effort.
You also have issues like overhead involved with starting a new series vs continuing an existing one, etc but it would still be closer
"first, what does the company giving you the service do with that info and, second"
IMHO, this is *almost* the issue, the actual issue has to do more with disclosure and accountability.
It's not what the company does with your info that is important, but how it gets permission to do those things with your info, how it must notify you about what it is doing with your data and how it is held accountable if it does those things with your data without your permission and/or without notifying you.
"The simple reason why Denuvo Anti Tamper was removed from Doom was because it had accomplished its purpose by keeping the game safe from piracy during the initial sales window"
Except this simply is not a reason to remove the DRM. So it worked for 4 months.. Great, yay, awesome. That is not a reason to remove it now. We were done with it isn't a reason to remove it. Try "We were done with it and [insert reason it needs to be removed here]"
The nice thing about both Google and Facebook is that the barrier to entry for competition is almost non-existent. If I wanted to, I could start up my own search engine or social media site and throw it online myself. The reason people use these isn't because they have a monopoly, they choose to use them over the competition because they continue to do such a damn good job.
I bet they aren't. I'd bet it's more the people who didn't get the special treatment that are thinking about how much was spent. If you give someone a special deal because they are threatening to move production out of the U.S., you better be prepared for a line-up.