Theory of the Nudnik

This blog post is a companion to work with Roy Shapira of the IDC on nudniks. The article is posted here:

We solicit more examples of nudniks! If you encounter them, please send them to [email protected] or [email protected]

Nassim Taleb on Tesla:

An angry United Airline passenger:

A full page ad on the print edition of the Wall Street Journal (January, 31st, 2018)

Ahmed Syed’s Tweets:


Eugene Mirman

Correspondence between Professor Ben Edelman and Sichuan Garden (Source:

Molly Katchpole and Bank of America

CNN interview:

Expedia: This USA Today story shares the details of a social media campaign by a honeymooning couple who were misled by Expedia about visa requirements to enter Russia:

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