Destructuring.net belongs to Jonathan Vanasco. I'm a technology and advertising professional who tends to work around exciting topics like media, music, art and startups.
Some of the things I've done include: inventing one of the earliest technologies for decentralized social networking, and social media indexing for behavioral analytics / media buying; online strategy for a handful of labels in the music industry, and working on countless branding + advertising initiatives for large companies.
At the 2011 Digital Media Summit hosted by Harvard Business School and the Committee for Concerned Journalists, I shut down [insert name here]'s line of reasoning over analog dollars vs digital pennies as the only person in the room who noted the obvious -- Apple was winning with iTunes because they made it much easier to legally buy media than to steal it.
I am actively consult to media companies, and advise a handful of publishing & advertising startups in the NYC area.
One of my companies sells limited editions of contemporary fine art online @ ArtWeLove.com.
I manage the IP Portfolio and R&D activity of FindMeOn.
I recently ran Technology and Product at IAC's Daily Beast, and worked on the merger with Newsweek ; and before that I ran Engineering and Product for Event Tech Labs who made RFID based access control and loyalty programs.
Random thoughts are on this blog. Links to my various web-presences are below.
Author Archives: Jonathan
I like to read recaps of late-night talk show monologues. Craig Ferguson’s really resonated with me ( paraphrased: I’m sick of this shit ). Then I clicked to this HuffingtonPost article for a recap of Conan O’Brien. It infuriated me. [...]
I’ve been transferring my domains over to Dreamhost.com after Name.com & GoDaddy.com both turned out to be run by complete assholes. ( reference Name.com is doing some really sketchy stuff ) During the Dreamhost transfer process, I noticed an odd [...]
I noticed something interesting while resizing a SoundCloud.com browser window – there is (at least) a three phase responsive layout. Phase 1 – Any windows under ~800px wide are a single column. Cross that threshold and… Phase 2 – A [...]
Dear Name.com, Yesterday I noticed, via a typo, that your name servers are performing a “DNS Hijack” on all Third-Level domain queries. If an exact Third-Level domain is not configured , instead of responding with a NXDOMAIN (non-existant domain) status, [...]
In the wake of patent trolling against some Podcasting companies, several House members have devised the SHIELD act to protect people from Patent Trolls. This is a horrible, terrible bill. I am firmly against it. If you read the actual [...]
PREFACE A lot of people read this and say “I read the Terms Of Service, and it says in shady language they can do that.” I read it too — and I actually went through it carefully, line by line. [...]
Perfected Chocolate Chip Cookies Note: this is based on the recipe “best ever chocolate chip cookies” – http://www.dishingthedivine.com/2011/12/06/best-ever-chocolate-chip-cookies/ I found that (amazing) cookie to be too light & rich, and i wanted to devise something heartier — so I’d be [...]
I’ve had a lot of people contact me over the past two years trying to recruit me for a Product Manger role or looking for referrals to qualified candidates. I have a solid network and am well respected in NY [...]
Last week I found a Security flaw on Dreamhost caused by the User Experience on their control panel. I couldn’t find a security email, so I posted a message on Twitter. Their Customer Support team reached out and assured me [...]
IMPORTANT – There’s a bug with Google that may affect the EFF/BoingBoing instructions to remove your web history