In his new book “The Internet Is Not The Answer,” author Andrew Keen continues a theme he introduced in previous books, about how the internet is a net negative for the economy and for society. But I think he is far too negative
There are plenty of things that are bad about being connected to the internet and the social web all the time, but there are far more good things about it, including the relationships that it allows us to create with people we’ve never met
It may look odd and not work very well a lot of the time, but Ello is still interesting because it forces us to think about the choices that we — and social platforms like Twitter and Facebook — have made about how we behave online
Most traditional media outlets are used to thinking of journalism or news as something they create and then distribute to a waiting audience — but seeing it as a product or service instead can change the way you think about your job in some fundamental ways
The best part about having smartphones and thousands of connections through social networks like Twitter or Instagram is that we never have to be bored. But that’s also the bad part.
Many critics were eager to write Upworthy’s obituary based on recent traffic statistics that seemed to show the site was suffering due to a change in Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm, but that doesn’t appear to be the case
The way Grantland reported a story involving a transgender woman has raised a host of troubling questions, but also reinforced how stories that might once have remained in a specific niche can jump the tracks and smash headlong into competing viewpoints, thanks to the web
Dow Jones is suing a British news service, alleging that it steals breaking news reports, and that this is illegal under a century-old court ruling. But the U.S. wire service is trying to close the barn door long after the horse has left
Airbnb recently analyzed its reviews to to find out what cities are the most hospitable and what guest-and-host characteristics tend to influence positive reviews. Should Airbnb users care?
Just as the Mad Men of the 50’s and 60’s tapped into consumer desires and emotions for a new school of advertising, modern companies like Instagram and Pinterest will need a similar revolution in how we think about ads if they want to make money.