The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.
As more companies across multiple industries rely on this data to understand their particular market and customers, the more power Twitter and other data-rich social networks will have to increase their licensing fees.
Social networks are viewed with suspicion by the political establishment. Many governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control the public narrative in a world where information is available in realtime, and on an unfathomable scale.
Using a variety of design principles and mechanics, video games and virtual worlds have served as the epitome of the digital learning experience long before iPad apps, MOOCs and other digital learning environments invaded the educational world.
Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest. Everywhere I go, I am buffeted by references to cutting-edge websites, the latest iPhone apps and our brave new digital world. But what's out there for the over-50 set, and do we really need to fully embrace modern technology?
This year, IDC is forecasting global sales of 173m tablets. That's nearly as many as were sold in the previous two years combined! What thought have you given to the impact this will have on your decisions to deploy apps?
The so-called "fiscal cliff" has dominated the news ever since the election ended, but it has hung over heads as a threat to the economy for much longer. In terms of public perception, the president is winning both the traditional and social media battles.
Facebook ate my homework. In fact, for about three months there, late last year, Facebook ate my marriage, my Yoga practice, the screenplay I'm working on, my email correspondence, my housework, my homework... and my entire head.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show always provides a preview of the great new gadgets, consumer devices and entertainment systems. However, this year, the larger trends behind the shiny new objects were also the talk of the show floor.
Augmented reality. The term still sounds futuristic, but the applications, like Yelp's Monocle, are already sitting in our pockets. But there are three particular uses of augmented reality that struck me as more substance, and social change.