10 Tech Mega-trends for This Decade

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10 Tech Mega-trends for This Decade

securityWe recently looked at tech trends that shaped the last decade. What are the mega-trends in tech that will shape this new one? To a great extent they are already here, but not at the level they will be in …

Viable Business Cases for Journalism

NewsjpgIn an article put out by NiemanLab, part of the Nieman Foundation’s study of journalism at Harvard University, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of the University of Oxford makes the case that journalism and the news it generates can still be a …

Buzzwords and Their Creators

BeeWoke, Millennial, Brexit, gig economy are just a few of the many buzzwords that have made it into our lexicon. Some catch fire, others don’t. Sometimes they have intentional origins and at other times they are just oddities. Goldman & …

Tech Trends that Shaped Past Decade

FactcheckSometimes it is best to carefully examine what shaped our lives to get a perspective on what might changes our lives in the future. Pew Research Center has provided ten tech trends from the last decade that changed society in …

Social Media in the Next Decade

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)It’s always a challenge to predict the future of anything, much less the changing nature of social media. However, CNN has taken a stab at it by looking at the changes of the last decade, then using those to make …

2020 Predictions Time

Question (2)Starting now and through the end of the month, you will be seeing ongoing predictions for the upcoming year. People like to read them to figure out how their lives might be impacted or what their business should prepare for. …

Pronoun ‘They’ Named Word of the Year

Small groupThe English language doesn’t have a gender neutral, personal pronoun, so the word they is often used to convey gender neutrality when speaking or writing about someone who doesn’t claim a binary gender. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has done a data search …

Sadly, Newseum Set to Close

Newseum Building 2 For those of us who love news and journalism, the announcement that the Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be closing was met here with great sadness. If you have not visited this wonderful institution, December 31 will be the last …

The Evolving Narrative for Thanksgiving

TurkeyIn public relations, the narrative determines how a particular set of facts are perceived. Over the years, the narrative for Thanksgiving has been evolving, but seems to be changing more today than ever. There is greater emphasis on indigenous culture …

Privacy and Personal Data Collection

PrivacyIn what can only be called a landmark study, Pew Research Center has done a deep dive into how American’s feel about privacy when it comes to companies and the government collecting data from their Internet and smartphone use. This …