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Will Robots Replace Writers?

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A few years ago, researchers at Oxford University analyzed industries to determine which were most susceptible to job loss due to technological innovation. Several occupations like retail salespersons, accountants, telemarketers, and technical writers are very likely to see job losses due to automation. Other jobs like dentists and athletic trainers, are far less likely to feel the impact. I was heartened to see that editors have a probability of job loss due to automation of .06 (a “1” in their…

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Podcasting Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger This Week

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Yesterday the popular music streaming service Spotify announced at a news conference in New York that it was launching several new enhancements to its service. Among the suite of new features they are rolling out is one that is stirring up buzz in the podcasting world: Spotify will start to deliver podcasts to its 70 million users. If you’re a podcast listener, this is a good thing. Now you’ll have another platform beyond iTunes — or, for Android users, Stitcher — for discovering and enjoying podcasts….

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How Reid Wiseman Tweeted At 18,000 Miles Per Hour

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After 165 days and 70 million miles orbiting the Earth, the three astronauts of Expedition #41 landed safely today in the icy tundra just north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Having completed a successful mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), their tiny Soyuz capsule parachuted back to earth. After a tense period during which communications with the capsule were cut-off as it re-entered the earth’s atmosphere, the capsule landed lopsided — but safely — on the ground. One by one, the three astronauts were extracted…

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This Is What The Future Of Social Media Might Look Like

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I’m in awe of the power and reach of social media. Of the platforms and apps that connect me with people from around the world, at any moment, on any topic. Of the creativity, the financial resources, and the thousands of man and woman-years that have gone into building them. The continual proliferation of entirely new social media platforms and the blooming ecosystem of scheduling, analysis and supporting apps is mind-boggling. It’s a challenge to stay current with the offerings…

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5 PR Productivity Apps I Wish I Could Download Today

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So much work, so little time, so few people to help. This could be the mantra for legions of PR pros around the world. It can be tough sometimes to keep up with the demands for impact and productivity, especially in an environment of tight PR budgets. But it’s the battle those of us in the PR trenches fight each day. With all the productivity-enhancement apps populating iTunes and Google Play these days, one is hard-pressed to find apps that…

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