Fraudulent individuals and scam artists can abuse the great feeling of online communities. One shocking example is the self proclaimed R&B artist, entrepreneur, and businessman, who goes by the name of DeLorean.
So in effect, social media very effectively narrows our reality tunnels by including more and more "evidence" that confirms our pre-existing biases and less and less evidence that there are happy, successful people in the world who think differently than we do.
In just 20 years, I've seen my sexuality change in public opinion from leper to fashionable. For me, it's always just been who I was. To those of you have been there all along, and also to those who have caught up, evolved, and had the courage to stand up even today - I thank you.
Louisianaians are known for their political loyalty. Hell, we elected Edwin Edwards four times, despite three indictments, and then let him run for congress once he got out of federal pen. Bobby Jindal will know no such love from us.
In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.
TV is mass media. If you buy Wolff's prognosis, that's what the future the Internet will be. Entertaining, mass-media, pablum. With quality content and community as a mere bump in the road. Unfortunately, he makes a good point.
Narcissism can prevent us from having healthy relationships, but with the proliferation of social media sites and the rewarding of narcissistic behavior, we must be careful not to let online self-centeredness bleed into our reality.
I'm a female who's been online since 1991, which means my adult life is peppered with online harassment stories the way a country dog is peppered with ticks. I wanted to be left alone, and it was clear that my own say-so wasn't going to be enough, so I explored my options.
I've never lost the sense of wonderment or appreciation about the opportunities presented personally and professionally because of our connected online world. Not once.
I believe your generation will do a better job than mine at fixing the problem of gender inequality. So we turn to you. You are the promise for a more equal world. Great leaders don't just develop people like them, they develop everyone. If you want to be a great leader, develop the women -- as well as the men -- at your companies.
In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.
Americans love quick fixes and snake oil, they always have. It's not surprising, then, that so many writers are following what's going to be a false lead for most of them. It's really tempting to imagine yourself just a hashtag away from fortune and fame.
Deleting Facebook seemed to be a way to reclaim some sort of simplicity (as did turning off my phone for a two-week break). I made the decision at a time when life seemed too much.
American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.
Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.
The real reason I didn't wish my wife a happy anniversary on Facebook is simple, BECAUSE I F*CKING SAID IT IN PERSON!!! My wife and I are not in a ...