While the Task Force's final report, released this week, does include some smart recommendations that could improve the criminal justice system, they missed two key opportunities to reform police practices.
Making anything go viral is more science than art. That's what Jonah Berger, UPENN researcher and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, has found. "Many people assume that for something to go viral you must be lucky. There is a science.
With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.
Guys, we simply cannot be outraged about inconsequential things on a day-to-day basis. It makes us no better than the two teenage girls who cried "witchcraft" because they wanted attention back in 1692.
Facebook recently launched a new service called Instant Articles, which allows publishers to create content that stays native to the social media platform, rather than requiring users to click through to the content publisher's website.
It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.
Social apps could be the closest we will ever come to physically manifesting the ego. They are alternate universes and virtual worlds that exist in our minds where we can put our best foot forward publicly to show the most perfect version of ourselves.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.
How many times have you heard this phrase? "Sales is a numbers game." As sales professionals, your job isn't to throw everything on the wall to see what sticks. That's like making cold calls to companies or individuals who you know nothing about.
We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.
What do your photos mean to you? As a dear friend of mine once told me in her practical and knowing way: if your house catches on fire, grab your photos albums. Everything else can be replaced. Well people, I guess you better take your phones!
If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.
I got my internship this summer because of a #TBT tweet. Well, it's a little bit of a longer story, but Twitter eventually landed me this summer's internship. It all started with a simple "Throwback Thursday," tweet with an anchor at the TV station. That lead to a conversation on Twitter, then an in-person conversation, an interview and finally an offer.
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking.
There are ways to use social media effectively and enjoy it without making us feel emotionally heavy or weighed down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help you lighten the emotional weight of social media:
In the space of five months I had to receive news about three friends' deaths via Facebook. But it was the third death that impacted me the most. My friend, Anika tragically took her own life.