Would you be happier without Facebook?

If you were not happy – outraged, even – with how Facebook behaved over the mood experiment they conducted last month, an experiment from a Dutch creative agency might be right up your street. What Facebook did was manipulate information posted on nearly 700,000 users’ home pages that showed that the social network could make […]

The only way is ethics #PRethics

Committee Room number 10 in the House of Commons in London was the setting in the evening of July 7 for a vibrant debate on a big topic, formally titled “Wearable technology is an ethical nightmare for the communications, marketing and PR professions.” Organized by The Debating Group and sponsored by the CIPR, the motion […]

Yo: Possibilities

Have you tried Yo yet? The new social messaging app for iOS and Android devices has certainly attracted a great deal of buzz this past week. I first heard about Yo in an FT post on June 18 that described it thus: [...Yo is] messaging without the messages. All you can do with Yo is […]

Is wearable technology an ethical nightmare for PR?

Amongst the buzz and hype surrounding Google Glass, health and fitness monitoring wristbands, smart watches, implantable devices, talking cars¬† and the rest of the burgeoning field labelled ‘wearable technology,’ an important aspect is largely overlooked if not ignored. That aspect embraces multiple issues, from privacy of personal or confidential information to ethical behaviours we expect […]

Valuable insights in 2014 #InternetTrends report by Mary Meeker

Last week, US venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst Mary Meeker published her 2014 Internet Trends report that offers a deep-dive look into the trends, possibilities, probabilities, scope and scale of what the global connected world will look like in the coming few years. It highlights trends to pay attention to, offering keen […]