Intro: New FIR Podcast Network show: the Fellows Circle debuts live on July 30; Quick News: Twitter deletes tweets on DMCA grounds; consolidation in the social media space; Residence Inns lures Millennials with booze, food trucks, and augmented reality; LinkedIn adds lead-generation tool to SlideShare; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?; Dan York's Tech Report; Edward Snowden's message to the IETF, Instagram brings … [Read more...] about FIR #818: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?
Archives for July 2015
Reports emerged late last week that Twitter is deleting tweets that copy another tweeter's jokes. The Verge reports on a writer's request to Twitter to remove a tweet that used her content (a joke) without permission and thus infringed her intellectual property rights: I simply explained to Twitter that as a freelance writer I make my living writing jokes (and I use some of my tweets to test out jokes in my other writing). I then explained that as such, the jokes are my intellectual … [Read more...] about Tweeting a joke can be no joke
In just a few days, on July 29, Microsoft will begin the public rollout of Windows 10 in 190 countries. If you want to upgrade your desktop or laptop computer, it's a free upgrade in specific circumstances. Lifehacker has a simple flowchart that makes it quite easy to see if you qualify. The only difference to this chart is that Windows 8 won't get you the free upgrade but Windows 8.1 will. According to Microsoft: The only requirements are that a) your device is compatible, and b) you’re … [Read more...] about Windows 10 is just around the corner
Books on politics and political issues rarely capture my attention or my imagination. During the past decade, I have read just three books about politics, all biographies - Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Probably great fodder for Freudians who'd like to pop me in a pigeon-hole. Good luck with that! My own self-analysis of why these works did attract me tells me that each addresses times and experiences of significant change and, indeed, upheavals in society, in political … [Read more...] about Is it time for a post-capitalism post-communism mashup?
Quick News: Facebook and Twitter are increasingly sources of news for US users, why newsrooms should care about virtual reality, are videos going vertical (thanks to Snapchat)?, Apple Pay launches in the UK with 250K stores and 8 banks participating; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: Sarcasm poses a challenge for computer algorithms in sentiment analysis; Dan York's Tech Report: IETF93, the future of podcasting; listener comments; social by design: how Ogilvy … [Read more...] about FIR #817: Sarcasm poses a challenge in sentiment analysis
There could be a slew of new three- and four-letter acronyms to get used to if changes in C-Suite functions and roles take hold as outlined in 10 C-Suite Jobs of The Future, a thought-provoking report in FastCompany magazine this week. For instance: Chief Intellectual Property Officer The world of intellectual property law is only getting more vast and complicated as new innovations hit the market. Not only will companies in the near future need a core leadership team member who can wade … [Read more...] about Labelling the C-Suite of the future
Quick News: The Apple Watch and the rise of the personal cloud, chat apps continue to grow: New York Times delivers Papal visit news via WhatsApp; BBC considers move to make news channel online only, ALS plans to bring back the Ice Bucket Challenge; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: How Reddit and Subway have handled their crises; Dan York's Tech Report: Pan Am Games and linking, Reddit, Facebook news feeds, Internet Society's latest Global Internet Report; the … [Read more...] about FIR #816: How Reddit and Subway have handled their crises
On July 29 - in just over two weeks' time - Microsoft will begin the formal roll-out of Windows 10, the new edition of the Windows operating system for PCs and tablets (and Windows phones). It's been the subject of a comprehensive beta-testing programme by around five million people since the programme was launched at the end of September 2014. I've been part of this programme as a Windows Insider since last October, running the incremental builds of 'Windows 10 Insider Preview' as they … [Read more...] about Windows 10 shows the scale of Microsoft’s ambition