It is a fact of modern life: We all run the risk of getting too distracted by our IT, especially IT connected to our social media. Today, for example, my priority is finishing a White Paper for a favorite client, and I promise I will do that, but I just saw this really cool clip on YouTube from Portlandia and I had to share it with you. Then I promise I'm turning off all … [Read more...] about Could A Technology Loop Be Causing Your Epic Mind Fail?
Many times when I speak at conferences I talk about how each of us is now two people. There is first, the analog version of our self and now, with increasing emphasis and importance, our digital self that is leading more and more of an independent life without us. The Analog Self Every one of us still exists in the analog (non-digital) world. That self is the person who wakes … [Read more...] about Curating a Digital Life
Anonymous, the decentralized network of hacktivists that often targets organizations accused of rights abuses or hindering freedom, posted a video to YouTube last week condemning Israel’s actions on the Gaza Strip and threatening the Israeli government with a slew of upcoming cyber attacks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90W2pwiwqNE Accusing Israel of “violations of … [Read more...] about Anonymous Identifies Israel as Next Target
Before this month most Americans had not even heard of Twitch. A videogame-streaming company, Twitch describes itself as “the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers.” The company allows gamers to upload short videos from games, watch other users’ uploads, and chat with other gamers. Todd Spangler, at Variety.com, first reported this month that Google’s YouTube … [Read more...] about What is Twitch and Why is Google Paying a Billion Dollars for It?
If you are a professional in technology, government and/or business you have no doubt already been exposed to the very interesting Marc Andreessen. Odds are many of our readers are already tracking his thoughts closely via his blog, his media interactions captured on YouTube and his very dynamic and thought engaging Twitter Feed where you can now track the dynamics of what he … [Read more...] about Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Implications for Government Service to Citizens