What I don't love is the swarming vehicle that is the Internet. Why is our culture, especially the Internet, so paradoxically hateful? Someone says one thing that might be considered out of line and the Internet goes ape shit on the person.
There's nothing to be happy about -- no feel-good takeaways -- when a middle school girl gets insulted by a man and has to speak up for him so he can continue a baseball career no one gives a fuck about. She is not supposed to be anyone's savior or protector. We need to be saving and protecting her.
If advertising of yore tried to prey on insecurities and the psychology of the public, today they're scouring the glut of what we're discussing each day for keywords that might as well be invitations to solicitation.
While it's always good to get advice from an expert, I thought I'd go straight to the source and have a chat with the gender nonspecific, extremely affluent (and oftentimes overly intrusive and grossly inappropriate) entity know as "social media."
With four math and computer science degrees from MIT, including a PhD, under his belt, Chief Technology Officer of KAYAK, Giorgos Zacharia is a leading expert at applying the hot topics of data, analytics and machine learning to the real world of travel.
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.
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.