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What If An App Could Read Your Mind?

What If An App Could Read Your Mind?

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The other day, my eight year old daughter showed me an app she had downloaded on our iPad mini. By facing the camera at her forehead, she can supposedly gauge the degree to which she has been “naughty” or “nice”. The amusingly fake “metrics” it uses as part of its “algorithm” include things like “baths refused”, “tantrums”, “swear words”, and “school buses missed”. As my daughter knows, children who are deemed “naughty” by Santa Claus, receive no gifts. A “naughty”…

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Why LinkedIn’s Blogging Platform Is Taking Off

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I just finished listening to a podcast conversation between James Altucher and Daniel Roth. Altucher interviewed Roth on his podcast, The James Altucher Show. Their topic: How to make the most out of LinkedIn. If you’re not already familiar with Altucher, here’s a quick intro: He’s an author, entrepreneur and investor who has stored up — and generously shared — enough lessons about his life and work than anyone I’ve encountered on the internet. Thanks to his “open kimono” approach, I know more intimate…

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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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Glenn Leibowitz - This Is What The Future Of Social Media Might Look Like

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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