New Social Media Platform Gets Google Test

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New Social Media Platform Gets Google Test

ShoelacegraphicA few months after closing down Google+ for the general public, Google is toying with a new social media platform … TechCrunch has details on a more modest effort called Shoelace.…

The Right to Own Your Personal Data

PrivacyHere is a simple question posed by California lawmaker Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham in an Op Ed from the San Francisco Chronicle: Should we have the right to own our personal data? Ownership would mean you have full control over …

Best Fake News Hounds, AI or Journalists?

Hound sniffAre trained journalists or is Artificial Intelligence best at determining fake news? Essentially, the question comes down to reliance on people either way: those who program AI or journalists who write news to determine the fact. Adweek reports that a …

The Number of U.S. Bloggers

BloggerBlogging is a curious activity. People are regularly writing on an Internet site about something they have an interest in hoping others will read it or find it engaging. That got us wondering how many bloggers there are in the …

Tips to Determine Fake Reviews

NBC Southern California recently did an expose of companies that write fake reviews. The station video has the expose, but in the accompanying article are four great tips to help determine if the reviews you are reading are fake. In …

The Connected Home of the Future

It’s always interesting to see what the future might hold. For the annual South by Southwest Conference, Google converted a nearby home with 12 rooms into a showplace for Google Assistant so that conference goers could see what the Connected …

Media Seeks Facebook Collective Bargain

This short article in PC Magazine touches on so many issues associated with Facebook’s stranglehold on advertising and how it is affecting news media. Facebook’s efforts to address fake news have greatly diminished the news media’s and local newspapers’ digital …

Removing URLs from Google

This is something Google doesn’t particularly want to do. If you’re in the United States, it’s even harder to remove URLs from Google than in Europe. That’s because in May 2014, The European Court of Justice created a ruling known …

Why Diversity Programs Often Fail

Google spent $265 million to implement a diversity program that many agree was unsuccessful. Throwing money at the problem isn’t the answer according to Chief Executive magazine. Where success is often achieved, the process is led by the chief executive. …

Top 10 Google Searches for 2017

Looking back over 2017, Reuters put together a list of the top ten Google searches for 2017. In many ways, it is a look back at the top news stories and tragedies of the year. However, there are some oddities. …