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.
Category Archives: Technology
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 [...]
This is a draft. In March of 2011 I represented Newsweek & The Daily Beast at the Harvard Business School / Committee of Concerned Journalists “Digital Leaders Summit”. Just about every major media property sent an executive there, and I [...]
I needed to upgrade from Python 2.6 to 2.7 and ran into a few issues along the way. Learn from my encounters below. Upgrading Python Installing the new version of Python is really quick. Python.org publishes a .dmg installer that [...]
Net Neutrality is an increasingly popular topic for debate: Consumer advocates preaching about the freedom of choice; lobbyists preach about the freedom of markets; millions of people sit on the sidelines and wonder what they hell they’re talking about. While [...]
I’m relieved to announce that FindMeOn’s main patent application has finally been published. Most of the concepts, images, and methods have been publicly shared over the past few years in documents and presentations – but we had opted to keep [...]
I wrote the below quickly, and a friend pointed out a HUGE mistake I made in haste… the 10:1 google number is alleged to be an earnings ratio, and I based my numbers on revenue. For those that don’t know [...]
A tumblr posting just popped up on my radar about Apple trying to patent an app that is identical to one by the company Where-To [Original Posting Here] The author shows a image comparing a line drawing in Apple’s patent [...]
Today the Library of Congress announced new laws ( perhaps more accurately interpretations of existing laws , as their rulings created ‘exemptions’ to the DMCA laws ) designed to strengthen the concepts of “Fair Use” in as it applies to [...]