For a device to be truly personal, it must be integrative. Not just integrative on the business level, or even the social level, but holistically across all platforms of our lives, including the spiritual. After all, our goals and intentions give meaning to our daily activities. If we lose sight of them, we risk losing sight of ourselves.
The details about the scale of NSA's surveillance activities made many people, both at home and abroad, question the security of their data, as well as the role of their service providers in giving the NSA access to it. But now Twitter is doing something about it.
Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.
Marketers have gotten "too good" at using the Web to promote their products. Philosopher David Weinberger, a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, warns that we need to be vigilant in order to preserve what the Internet and the Web started out as: a place primarily about connection and not solely about content. He offers these ideas.
Americans today aren't racist people, but we live in a country where vapid outrage masks grandiose systemic racism.
It has been an insanely busy couple of days SXSW Interactive so far. Want to see a slice of what it is like?
For me Twitter allows so many to not only interact and engage with you but also for the lurkers (who are the vast majority) to do so vicariously through your engagement with others.
Between the granting of its social media influencer patent just a few weeks ago, and now the availability of a new insight tool, it's clear that Facebook has its financial compass pointed towards advertisers.
A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.
Of late I have seldom been in a social situation - even yoga and meditation classes! - that was immune from being captured for all to see throughout the universe in perpetuity via Facebook and Instagram.
Chances are, you know someone (and it might be you) that takes photos of their self and shares them with friends and followers on a way too regular basis.
Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth came under fire this week after posting a photo on Twitter in what users called a "fabricated" picture of Saudi Arabia.
Facebook is a SOCIAL network. Social means interactive. Everything you post on Facebook can evoke a response from friends. And if, after sharing something, you don't think your post is funny, or smart, or relevant, or interesting -- you can delete it. Here's what not to post on Facebook.
On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.
There is nothing funny or cool or manly about this type of behavior. Not remotely. And if you are friends with or know one of these people -- or people that behave this way, in real life or online -- let's make sure they know that.
In an age when interpersonal communication is primarily driven by digital technology, it is indisputable that bullying is already back -- and that it has taken the form of digital public shaming.