It was tough to miss the excellent piece penned by 13-year-old Ruby Karp this week. As she explained in her Mashable post, Facebook is struggling to resonate with the next teenage generation. Funny thing is I agree with almost everything she says.
What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.
As more and more traffic comes to news sites sideways through shared links and search results, news organizations have begun reworking their article pages to act increasingly as the beginning of a reader's journey, and not the final destination.
While Twitter certainly has a strong technology bias, Facebook is much more representative of the population. And it's therefore interesting to note that the sharing of news isn't quite as widespread as some might imagine.
Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.
Last week, as world leaders arrived in NYC for the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative, another conference was taking place with a focus on using innovation and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.
The explosion of information has created a need to group data in meaningful ways. Curation encourages users to form niche communities around their passions by sharing content that centers on their core specialty.