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Megan Conn

Study: Facebook Will Lose 80% Of Its Users By 2017 | Fast Company | Business + Innovation - 0 views

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    Bye bye Facebook! 
Megan Conn

7 Critical Mistakes You're (Almost Certainly) Making On Social Media | Fast Company | B... - 0 views

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    Anyone using Shapcat?
Ruth Cuadra

How Social Robotics is Revolutionising Therapy for Autistic Children - 0 views

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    Social robots are simpler to interact with than humans, can repeat games with infinite patience and record the data for further study. Applications with Alzheimer patients too?
David Bloom

Can Futurists Change The Future? - 0 views

  • Over the last century and a half, science fiction has evolved just as science has evolved. But does this mean there is actually a causal link between futurology and real scientific research? Could science fiction actually determine what technologies humanity ultimately invents? And if so, can this new generation of crowd empowered futurists be the ones who shape our future world?
David Bloom

An anthropologist explains how hackers are changing the definition of freedom - 0 views

  • Coleman argues that two cultures have been colliding in the United States for years — the culture of hacking and the culture of intellectual property favored by the entertainment industry. Yet this clash has taken place in the shadow realm of code, intellectual rights, and things that glow in the night. The combatants and their weaponry sport strange monikers: Warez, Debian GNU, SOPA. They are fighting for nothing less than what Lawrence Lessig calls the "future of ideas," what it means to be a free individual, and the nature of that elusive beast, software, which is pushing the wave of the future.
David Bloom

Shared Value in Conservation: Fewer Carrots and Sticks, More Designers - 0 views

  • How can conservation organizations leverage the economic concept of shared value? Can they create tools beyond the regulatory stick, which creates the illusion of a carrot? Can they create collaborative partnerships between NGOs and sustainability-focused social designers?
David Bloom

The Promise and Peril of the 'Data-Driven Society' - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Up to now, the focus on the power and implications of Big Data technology has been involved social media, business decision-making and online privacy. Those are big subjects in their own right. So it’s not surprising that the notion of a data-driven society has not been much considered.
David Bloom

Sugata Mitra: We Need Schools.. Not Factories - 2 views

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    One of the more compelling ideas on education I've come across in a while.
David Bloom

5x5x5: Rick Smolan Of 'The Human Face Of Big Data' Talks About Transformative Tech - 0 views

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    Five guests from a variety of sectors will answer questions on how technology and innovation can be used for social good.
David Bloom

Restaurants Use Instagram To Tap Into Food Porn Obsession - 0 views

  • If you're on Instagram, then you know there are plenty of people addicted to pulling out their cell phones to take snapshots of the greasy burgers, frothy mochas and picturesque cupcakes they eat while out on the town.
  • Now Comodo, a Latin American restaurant in New York's SoHo neighborhood, is, by creating an "Instagram menu."
David Bloom

When you and employer split, who gets your friends and followers? - Red Tape - 0 views

  • A controversial court ruling last week has shined a light on this made-in-the-digital age problem: Who owns Twitter followers, Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections when employers and employees part ways?
David Bloom

Change.org Petitions Targeting Restaurants Gain Steam - 0 views

  • The online petition site Change.org could be seen as both a blessing and a curse for restaurants. On the one hand, it's an easy way for customers to communicate to businesses what they want. On the other hand, it's an easy way for customers to communicate to businesses what they want. Restaurants, such as In-N-Out, Chick-fil-A, Sizzler, Chipotle, Wendy's and others, are being targeted by Change.org petitions created by customers and other individuals with varying concerns including civil rights, animal rights, environmental sustainability and worker safety.
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