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Good News, Bad News, How Do You Share?

Jul 29, 14 Good News, Bad News, How Do You Share?

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Humans seem to have an innate drive to communicate what goes on in their lives to others, and in the modern high-tech world of course, a lot of this “social sharing” is carried out using digital means like texts and a whole plethora of social media and networking sites.

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The Goosebump Sensor That Knows How You Feel

Jul 28, 14 The Goosebump Sensor That Knows How You Feel

Posted by in Technology

A rapidly growing field of research is exploring whether technology can be used to read our inner reactions and feelings. The idea is that if we can detect people’s emotions in an objective way, we can use this information to mold and edit music and films so they deliver more of an emotional impact. Now there’s a piece of technology aimed at doing just that – the goosebump sensor.

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5 P’s For Your Social Media Marketing Success

Jul 27, 14 5 P’s For Your Social Media Marketing Success

Posted by in Technology

Small businesses and nonprofits face a different set of circumstances when it comes to social media marketing than their larger for-profit counterparts, namely, smaller budgets, fewer employees and a greater priority on traditional forms of marketing.

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Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Jul 26, 14 Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Although Facebook is the flagship for social media, there is also broader talk about how over-use of social media in general may be damaging in several respects. Now, I read about the case of a restaurant in New York who after extensive research found that people using their smartphones during dining is adversely affecting both the restaurant’s service and the dining experience of other customers.

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How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Jul 25, 14 How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

It is a question that has been answered by statements this week from Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Quarter 2 earnings: How long does the average American spend on Facebook per day?

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IBM’s Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

Jul 25, 14 IBM’s Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

Posted by in Technology

Watson is the IBM-born computer program capable of helping military vets transition back into civilian life. The online program is equipped to help vets with everything from resume writing to how to take advantage of the G.I Bill.

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Cutting Off Comcast

Jul 24, 14 Cutting Off Comcast

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

By now, I am sure that a lot of readers have heard about the PR nightmare that the popular Internet service provider Comcast is going through right now thanks to former Comcast customer, Ryan Block, and his posting of the last eight minutes of what should have been a simple customer service call to SoundCloud. If not, go ahead and give it a listen. I can wait.

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Social Media Doing Poorly On Customer Satisfaction

Jul 24, 14 Social Media Doing Poorly On Customer Satisfaction

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Social media companies have gained slightly on customer satisfaction scores when compared to last year, but are still doing pretty poorly in comparison to other kinds of companies, according to a report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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Ugly Fruit And Veg Could Be Saved By Social Media

Jul 23, 14 Ugly Fruit And Veg Could Be Saved By Social Media

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

I have long known about the sad fate of fruit and vegetables that will never be eaten just because of their appearance. Now, a French supermarket is finding that they are not as repellent to customers as we assume, and social media is helping to spread the news across the world.

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Meet The Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible To Block

Jul 22, 14 Meet The Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible To Block

Posted by in Technology

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking called "canvas fingerprinting" is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.

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