Here’s a video that may interesting for instructors and students following digital marketing or social media courses.
It features Dr Jillian Ney, the first Dr of social media in the UK. She is the brainchild behind and CEO of Disruptive Insight, a social intelligence consultancy that specialises in transforming digital noise into valuable insight for business.
She talks about the symbolism of connectedness in social media, how social networking sites do not really allow us to connect properly, and questions the future of social networking.
A really interesting research summary on what makes content sharable – useful for all in content marketing to see which types of content are most effective.
Did you know that 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of the web by Sir Tim Berner’s Lee in 1989 and of course, CERN are rightly celebrating this.
You can see from this screenshot of the first site how far the web has come:
It’s been fascinating to see how the web has evolved from technical project to a new way of doing business to an essential part of everyday life for most us.
For me, personally, technology has changed so much when I look back at my timeline (this taken from an earlier edition of my Ebusiness and Ecommerce Management) book. Amazing to think I hadn’t sent an email until 1991, and now…
How does your digital technology timeline look?
Glashion allows you to snap a photo of a fashion item you see on a bypasser or in a store, and then the app queries the ShopStyle API for similar matches. You simply tell Glass when you see a product, “Ok glass, I want this!” and you’ll be matched.
The Mother of All Demos
I’m posting this since today since Douglas Engelbart died this week. It’s a reminder of how far we have come since 1968, but also how long it takes for the ideas of a visionary to be implemented. He failed to make much money since the mouse still wasn’t that popular by 1987 when the patent expired.
The video shows the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface.
The Backlash against Google Glass has rightly started – you can prepare with these badges from Stop The Cyborgs.
They’re not technophobes, but want to call out the challenges of this technology – for example most wouldn’t want to be a victim of Glass image recognition as they walk down the street…