Two weeks ago, I was Verified on Twitter. While outwardly meaningless, gaining that simple Blue Tick has since taken me on a journey of self-discovery which I never expected, and I hope will never end.
The inclusion of the word 'selfie' in the English Dictionary marks more than just the arrival of a new word, it marks the dawning of an unfortunate new era in narcissism. Einstein famously said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." But he's a dead dude who didn't have an iPhone, let alone Snapchat.
At Amnesty we work with people that quite literally put their lives on the line in exposing human rights abuses. They often do so at great risks to themselves and their families and it is vital that the space for confidential communications is protected and respected. This is why it is critical that the UK government delivers a full open and transparent investigation into our concerns.
Bitcoin, the darling of libertarian, fiat money avoiders, has plunged nearly 40% in a few short weeks. After an incredible run this year, soaring like a rocket from a bit more than $200 to $1,203 between October and late November, bitcoin has collapse back down to $752.
hanks to years of unrequited love; a great deal of which came from the girls in my year and partly because of what Britney Spears did to my heart - I have come to a conclusion. We no longer secretly yearn for objects of our affection in the way that we used to.
So, what's the best way for your brand to turn these millions of Instagram users into potential customers? As with every single social media platform, the key to winning the hearts, minds and cold hard cash of social media users is engagement.
I sold my iPhone and purchased a cheap Nokia. I needed to sever my link to the omniscient, omnipresent super robot in the clouds. The Internet is everywhere, and nowhere, a huge swirling mass of voices, looking for attention. I was considering this when I embarked on my first phone-less commute.
There are numerous arguments in favour of such actions: a fear of the unknown, a lack of understanding, the concern that employees won't work with online distractions around, and so forth. To some extent, these concerns are valid.
So would future website creation be led by non-professional amateurs and hobbyists using DIY solutions? If so, what role would professional designers play in this evolving market?
Cookies have been on the receiving end of a great deal of bad press recently. Most recently, it is rumoured that Google plans to replace cookies with a tracking technology called AdID, which has sent the debate about the future of cookies into overdrive.
Last week Gartner gave their predictions for 2014 and beyond, with their report offering plenty to think about for CIO's, IT Leaders and Senior Business Executives. Some of their headlines were...
Mass grieving is nothing new, social networks are merely a new medium. We will, I'm sure, be reminded of how much we, as human beings, need to share our grief when Mandela's body is laid to rest.
Big Data is raising challenging questions about the future role of finance. Accountants could be sidelined as professionals who are seen to specialise in providing financial accounts to report past performance.
The growth of e-commerce and the use of technology as a preferred medium for communication and transaction created the opportunity for the fashion industry to build a personal connection with consumers through the people that know them best.
We're living during a time where technology is advancing at an extremely fast pace. Behind this lighting-fast advancement, there are some seriously creative people are thinking outside of the box and dreaming of new ways to work with this technology, often resulting in outstanding uses of technology. Here are just a few of the great minds of our time that are destined for big things in 2014.
The other night I spent two hours trying to defeat Seth on Street Fighter IV. Two hours. For the uninitiated, Seth is Street Fighter IV's final boss, a Doctor Manhattan-looking lout who apparently controls time and space through a rotating ball in his tummy. Standard stuff.
If you take a moment to think about every piece of paper you handle in a day, you'll see the paper soon stacks up. Here, for example, are just some of the paper items that passed through my hands today...
If my blog post is impeccably well-timed and I manage to rise above the sheer volume of words on screen, I then risk something far worse than apathy, far greater than insignificance... I risk comments.