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Breaking down the 5G hype

March 10, 2019 by

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“AT&T is expected to roll out 5G in a dozen American cities. And in five years, 5G will account for 50 percent of U.S. connections while consumers forego home internet for the newer technology.” Is it hype? And what exactly IS 5G? I mean I get that LTE (4G) is the latest, fastest network, so 5G would  […]

Narrative: The Hard Work of Authenticity and Trust #smchat #contentseries WED Feb 13 1pEST

February 12, 2019 by

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Most of us can remember a time when the news was curated by seasoned professionals. Career journalists and their editors built and defended a solid perimeter (if not a wall) to protect the truth. It was a barrier difficult to get past without confirmed sources. In the transformed, super-hyped world of digital media, PR and […]

Our annual look ahead. Its #smchat on #socialmedia 2019. WEDS 1/9 1pET

January 8, 2019 by

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The New Year is a great time to dust off those crystal balls. For nearly 10 years now, the #smchat community has done an annual #socialmedia review. As social networks and web powered software platforms mature, what can we expect to see?  Let’s ask your moderators. Here are some of the major trends we’ll explore: […]

SPECIAL: How is Social Media best used in the Defence and Military?

October 2, 2018 by

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As a special one-off and part of our ongoing #Trends series, #SMChat in on October 10th at 1pm ET / 6pm UK will look at the topic of Social Media in the Defence and Military

AI and the Future of Work

September 10, 2018 by

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AI and the Future of Work. How is AI heralding a new way of organising industry.

Pulse check on virtual and augmented reality

April 19, 2018 by

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As you are aware, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) have become household names, readily adopted by many from all walks of life as each respectively undergo rapid advancements that many recognize as being transformative. More and more, we see vast applications of these two technologies in diverse areas such as gaming/entertainment, retail, health […]

Braving the blockchain bandwagon

February 5, 2018 by

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You know you need to pay attention to a trend when you start seeing headlines of scammers cashing in on the action. The excerpt below—sourced from a Medium post—offers an easy-to-understand backgrounder on blockchain: « After the financial crisis of 2008, an unknown person by the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto designed Bitcoin and its original reference […]

Examining the #FakeNews impasse

October 27, 2017 by

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Whether or not we can call the current state of online fake news an impasse remains to be seen. Although recent events—from allegations of Russian-linked Facebook accounts spending inordinate amounts of money to spread fake stories during the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the more recent senseless mass shootings in Las Vegas—continue to expose the […]

Biometrics 101

September 4, 2017 by

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You can now pay for your KFC order with a smile. But the thing is, would you really want to? A KFC location in Hangzhou, China is testing a payment system using facial recognition through a combination of 3D camera scans and a mobile phone number entry as secondary authorization to mitigate fraud. As biometric […]

Social Media In The News

August 8, 2017 by

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“Whatcha reading?” It’s a question posed by many authors on social media, but it’s also a great way to gather customer insights. By getting that single question answered, you can determine what’s important to your target audience, if you pay attention to what they are reading (and writing about). For example, the daily calendar from […]