In my blog, "Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?", I encouraged CIOs to enable online social networking in schools as a way to...
Social networks are wonderful tools that can spark and foster friendships. They can also disable them too, especially when it comes to politics and id...
One of the great achievements of the Internet has been the explosion of websites, blogs, etc. dedicated to politics and the news. This very same achievement, however, has paradoxically resulted in the erosion of a common frame of reference for understanding the news.
Until very recently I wouldn't have called myself an avid social media user. Sure, I created a Facebook profile in 2006, at a time when a college email address was still required to sign up, but who didn't? The concept of the "social network" has changed a great deal since then.
Think of social media as your job search ninja sidekick. It doesn't do ALL the work, but if you give direction to and take advantage of its presence, it may just sneak in and make your job a whole lot easier.
We cannot lose sight of the reason for compliance and the "spirit" in which it exists. But we need to recognize that we need a new way to maintain the regulatory spirit and discard those ideas that are no longer relevant in a world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, social media, posts, 'likes', endorsements, comments and opinions, all of which appear in real-time.
More than a decade ago, when I wanted to register my first domain, I didn't know what to call it. But I was excited at the feeling and fun of register...
The privacy revolution is real. True privacy is an inherent right of law-abiding citizens everywhere.
Though permanence will continue to be one of the assets of the digital age, with an influx of technologies that make it so you don't need to be haunted by your past, it's likely that soon most Millennial consumers will demand to choose how long a digital property should exist for.
A funny thing happens when you lie to people: they tend to believe. Why shouldn't they? They lie to themselves all the time. Our minds are wired to respond in predictable ways-among them is perceiving the world the way we want to see it, not necessarily the way it is.
We call on Facebook to make the only responsible decision and take swift, clear action on this issue, to bring your policy on rape and domestic violence into line with your own moderation goals and guidelines.
"How many of you have 500 friends or more? 750 or more? More than 1,000? Okay -- if you have more than 2,000, keep your hands up. Now, how many of them will pick you up at the airport?"
I want to share in your joy, I want to applaud all the new life and growing families and hope and love that these new babies will bring. I do. I really do. And most every day, I can. Today, I am struggling. I hate to admit that, but it's true.
While it's true social networks often start with relatively few ads, it's a given that'll change in time. Now Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, and more ads are on the way. Needless to say, not everyone is happy about this.
It was so easy in the "old days" to receive unwanted spam in your email inbox and just delete it, now spam is a sly thing, it creeps into everything and there are many forms. Social media is now the new spam magnet.
When Lizzie joined Facebook, she sent me a friendship request. I wondered: Shouldn't there be more of a firewall between parents and kids? How much of our children's lives do we really need to know? Isn't privacy and independence a good thing?