Year: 2013

On design ambition

Originally published on Core77. As contrary as it sounds, in 2014 designers should be more ambitious and less worried about being socially responsible. That way, we will all get to benefit more from their efforts. Take the reaction to how India launched its probe to Mars in November. As soon as the Mangalyaan taken off, critics […]

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Intranets: Too Big to Fail?

Originally published on CMSwire. As contradictory as it sounds, some intranets, social platforms, knowledge exchanges and internal communities run the risk of being too successful. They’re in danger of reaching a stage in their development where their size, success and growth can cause complacency. Weighing the RisksThis problem could be summed up with the economic […]

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Anglo-Israel Colloquium on “Ethics and Responsibility in an Interconnected World”

Colloquium themes: THEME A:  The Social Media in Open and Closed Societies. The impact of social media on governments, communities, education,  protest movements, etc.,  in the UK and Israel – and in controlled societies such as in the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Myanmar, et al; Does this impact tend to revolutionise politics and […]

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What does privacy mean in a connected world?

Originally published in Battle of Ideas. Zunftsaal, Blue Monkey, Zunfthaus zur Schneidern. Stüssihofstatt 3 – 8001 Zürich, Switzerland From Google and Facebook to government surveillance, our data is being mined behind our backs. But should we be surprised? When the product is free, we should realize we (in the form our data) are the product. […]

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Is Social Business All Talk and No Trousers?

Originally published on CMSwire. Measuring Inputs Rather than Outputs  If there is one thing we can be certain about, it is that many businesses appear uncertain about how to include social initiatives in their day-to-day operations. The recent NetStrategyJMC Digital Workplace Trends 2013 survey confirms this. Only one third of those surveyed have managed to align their […]

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