While Periscope continues to curry favor, Meerkat's life is not on the line yet. Meerkat's capabilities could give Facebook a live component it is now missing or further enhance Snapchat's immersive experiences. Live streaming will bring a new dynamic to social media that has the potency to last.
Given the realignment of power in the world -- from nations to cities to individuals -- what the city does or does not do can determine their community's success and survival, or its demise; and as such, will determine the nation's success or failure.
It seems that technology does not bode particularly well for Emotional Intelligence. That however, does not demonize technology.
Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!
This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently.
Airlines have taken a fundamentally different approach to the market. Rather than continue to battle one another to the bottom with discount pricing, the industry is now widely practicing what's called "capacity discipline." They have effectively curbed supply in order to fuel demand, and it's working. But how doesthis relate to the publishing industry?
I would argue that it is time for more lawsuits, but right now they are going in the wrong direction. The FCC should be taking the companies to court and starting the process of separating the companies from their control over critical infrastructure -- that we paid extra for, over and over.
If you've used the Internet today, whether for shopping, social networking, or research, take a moment to appreciate that public investment--our tax dollars--made these activities possible.
"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on. I use Google all the time, I'm happy it's there. But just as when I read the New York Times or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal knowing that they have ways of selecting and shaping the material that reaches you, you have to compensate for it."
While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.
Yes, my first act in giving up a cellphone would be to buy a cellphone. And my second to hide it.
MOOIs (Massive Open Online Interventions) are mental health and substance abuse interventions, scientifically validated and available online to unlimited numbers of consumers. As with MOOCs, most of these consumers can be expected to drop out, but some will stay -- and get well.
The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.
With Lip Sync Battle having just premiered on Spike, we have a key new data point in analyzing the morphing relationship between Internet video and te...
The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.
If we are to include all Americans in our digital future, we need bold action and collaborative leadership. We need to understand what works, and what we can learn and apply in more places across the country.