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How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

Making the world kinder, one "digital hug" at a time

Laura Howe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

While we train digital volunteers, ultimately what we do isn't very complex. We help people feel more connected when something scary is happening. We offer some basic human kindness.

Ask the Art Professor: What Can a Painting Student Do to Be Relevant in a Digital World?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The digital world we live in has created a common misconception that incorporating digital media into your artwork is imperative to be relevant as an artist today. Actually, there are many contemporary artists out there working in traditional, hands-on processes who are very successful.

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

To Spy or Not to Spy on Our Digital Kids

Diana Graber | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

In a perfect world, kids would come fully-equipped with the cognitive capacities to make wise decisions online, starting from the moment they first press a sticky finger to the screen of a smartphone or tablet.

3 Reasons Clergy Need a Healthcare Planning App

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Clergy members are often asked to serve as a formal healthcare agent (also called a healthcare proxy or medical power of attorney) for parishioners like Alice.

Mindfulness at Work: An Upgrade in Professional Consciousness

Neil Seligman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Imagine for a moment that you were a computer. What sort of error messages would you have seen already today?

How Science Just Proved That Life Sucks

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Debate aside, we have to ask: Who needed a rocket scientist to tell them that Justin Bieber sucks?

PHILIPPINES: Fighting for the Sisters I Left Behind

World Pulse | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

A former victim of human trafficking, today Myrna Padilla is using her success in the IT industry to create an online network of support connecting wo...

A Map for the New World: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Home
Illya Szilak

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media The recently published "Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media", weighing in at over five hundred pages, claim...

Learning: A Continual Quantum Leap > Of Change

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a career long content producer and marketer, I feel my professional journey has been full of change.

Have We Been Digitally Seduced Beyond Comprehension?

Martin O’Leary | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

For a digital junkie, today's world is the equivalent of waking up in Mr Wonka's Chocolate Factory as a repressed chocoholic.

How To Manage The Explosive Marketing Technology Landscape

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The line between marketing and IT is becoming blurred in many organizations. As digital transformation (workforce and consumer mobility, social collab...

The Future of Digital Is Tangible

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

As a millennial, I lament the fact that I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually purchased a physical, tangible medium that once meant so much more to me than a pair of fashionable pumps or a trendy dress ever could.

Arabic Online Media Ethics Guide Launched at Lebanon Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

From Generation X to Millennials and Upfront to NewFront: The Digital Disruption

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Esmeralda Swartz

These days, with an estimated population of more than 80 million, millennials are growing up and becoming powerful in the way that matters most to advertisers.

The Claustrophobic Digital Village

Steven Strauss | Posted 07.03.2014 | Technology
Steven Strauss

Privacy in the future will resemble that in a small village. As with any small community, dissent from the prevailing conventional wisdom will be easy to spot and punish. Welcome to the world of social conformity enforced by hashtags.

5 Ways CIOs Can Drive Digital Business Transformation

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to conduct a special edition of CxOTalk live in New York City at the CIO Perspectives conference presented by...

Weight Watchers' New Campaign Reaches New Heights of Cynicism

Katie Lowe | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Lowe

It's yet more evidence that you have to be critical around food advertising, because -- ironically, given the level of woman-shaming going on around these parts -- when it comes to their own marketing ploys, companies like Weight Watchers have no shame.

How Are You Winning In Social Media?

John McElhenney | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
John McElhenney

Let's talk about what's working in social media and what's not. First let's get the overall stats out-of-the-way. This handy chart helps us identify t...

IDC Research: 3 Ways CMOs Can Take Advantage of New Marketing Optimism

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

New Research: 8-12% Marketing Growth Projected For Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Big Data/Analytics Since the 2007 recession it has been a challenging ...

Code-Switching with the Language of Social Media

Simon Tam | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

In recent years, an entire lexicon of digital language, with its own jargon and rules, appeared before our eyes. But what happens when you can't connect with your audience?

Driving Content, Context and Advocacy

Christel Quek | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Christel Quek

2013, you really were a year to remember. From the explosion of short form content and to wearable technology grabbing headlines, the numerous events that have happened just proved how change is the only constant in the industry we love.