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Sustainable Business Models for Commercial Journalism Startups: Chasing Sustainability on the Net

Sustainable Business Models for Commercial Journalism Startups: Chasing Sustainability on the Net | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Robin Good: How can journalists and small news companies become/remain profitable in the years to come? What are the business moels that news-based outlets and professionals can consider adopting in their effort to become/remain sustainable?


A joint project of the University of Tampere, USC Annenberg and Waseda University in Tokyo, has decided to tackle these very set of questions by researching existing journalistic startups and analyzing their approach and results.


"...there has been much lively discussion about the future of journalism and its business model. However, there has been little research or academic focus to date on the business models for for-profit journalism startups..."


From the report Introduction: "Overall, advertising models that supported media offline seem – for the most part – unable to do so online.

Most attempts to shift business models online fail as they trade “old media dollars for new media pennies” (Nichols and McChesney 2009).


The fundamental trade on scarcity of space cannot hold value in abundant space. Yet advertising remains one of the bedrocks of revenue for most media organisations."


"This report outlines how online-based journalistic startups have created their economical locker in the evolving media ecology.


The research introduces the ways that startups have found sustainability in the markets of nine countries. The work is based on 69 case studies from Europe, USA and Japan.


The case analysis shows that business models can be divided into two groups.


a) The storytelling-oriented business models are still prevalent in our findings. These are the online journalistic outlets that produce original content – news and stories for audiences.


b) But the other group, service-oriented business models, seems to be growing. This group consists of sites that don’t try to monetize the journalistic content as such but rather focuson carving out new functionality.


The project was able to identify several revenue sources that include:  1. advertising,

2. paying for content,

3. affiliate marketing,

4. donations,

5. selling data or services,

6. organizing events,

7. freelancing and

8. training or

9. selling merchandise.


Where it was hard to evidence entirely new revenue sources, it was however possible to find new ways in which revenue sources have been combined or reconfigured.


The report also offers practical advice for those who are planning to start their own journalistic site."



Useful. Informative. Pragmatical. 9/10



Report: Table of Contents - http://www.submojour.net/archives/989/table-of-contents/


Full report (PDF): http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/66378






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Farid Mheir's insight:

Great reference to help start your digital transformation if you are in the journalism business. Very interesting collection of actual examples of business models exploring the different ways to make journalism websites profitable. goes way beyong advertising model.

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Digital Transformation of Businesses
A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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Meet your digital twin & the #digital #exhaust you leave behind via @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

Meet your digital twin & the #digital #exhaust you leave behind via @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

You have a twin – a “digital” twin. It does everything you do.

The same way you exercise your body to stay fit, or brush your teeth to prevent long-term decay and problems, your digital twin needs care so that it does not become a problem in the future. Get to know this twin and you can manage it, secure it and protect it. Here is how to do this.

 

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Read this important post to understand just how many traces we leave behind as we lead our daily lives.

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The Jobs Americans Do #mustRead via @NYT

The Jobs Americans Do #mustRead via @NYT | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Popular ideas about the working class are woefully out of date. Here are nine people who tell a truer story of what the American work force does today — and will do tomorrow.
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This in-depth report by NY Times demonstrates clearly the impact of digital transformation. What remains are service level jobs that computers or robots cannot perform. Yet. 

A sobering - mandatory - read for our kids.

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Average return rates in apparel eCommerce are up to 45% for women via @truefit 

Average return rates in apparel eCommerce are up to 45% for women via @truefit  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Future of Personalization white paper looks at how retailers can deliver a more personalized, one-on-one online shopping experience. Specifically, the paper looks at the retail landscape and the challenges retailers must overcome in order to achieve personalization, such as understanding the individual consumer, including their style, size and brand affinities as well as external and internal factors that affect their decision making.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Retailers planning their eCommerce solution should take a hard look at their return policy and process. Statistics such as this demonstrate that return rates as high as 45% can wreak havoc on profitability, customer satisfaction and employee frustration!

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Fake Chrome Font Pack Update Alerts Infecting Visitors with Spora Ransomware via @BleepinComputer1

Fake Chrome Font Pack Update Alerts Infecting Visitors with Spora Ransomware via @BleepinComputer1 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Brad Duncan, a Threat Intelligence Analyst for Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, wrote a blog article discussing how the EITest Chrome Font Update campaign, which was previously discovered by Kafeine, is now distributing the Spora Ransomware instead.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

I wrote about social engineering in the past and find this to be one of the most important security concern we should have when thinking about digital transformation: the end user. It is essential to educate users so they do not fall prey to scams like this one.

 

See here fro more on this topic: fmcs.digital/blog 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 24, 1:19 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this new ransomware warning. The key to defeating this internet scourge is employee and management education.  Situational Intelligence should be part of every company's training program.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Learning AI: #Tensors Illustrated, a multi-part #AI #tutorial 

Learning AI: #Tensors Illustrated, a multi-part #AI #tutorial  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Maybe you’ve downloaded TensorFlow and you’re ready to get started with some deep learning?

But then you wonder: What the hell is a tensor?

Perhaps you looked it up on Wikipedia and now you’re more confused than ever. Maybe you found this NASA tutorial and still have no idea what it’s talking about?

The problem is most guides talk about tensors as if you already understand all the terms they’re using to describe the math. Have no fear! I hated math as a kid, so if I can figure it out, you can too! We just have to explain everything in simpler terms.

 

Farid Mheir's insight:

If you want to start nibbling on artificial intelligence, start by reading this tutorial. Simple, yet complete enough to walk you through the most important stuff.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 17, 12:11 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating article on the basics of artificial intelligence. 'Might as well get informed on this technology now, since it will dominate online services and e-commerce very shortly.


Russell Roberts


Hawaii Intellligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


http://paper.li/f-1482109921

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17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify

17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

What does 2017 have in store for us? We asked the industry’s experts for their views on the future of web design trends.

  1. Conversational interfaces
  2. Machine learning
  3. Emotionally intelligent design
  4. Virtual reality
  5. Location and context awareness
  6. Micro-interactions
  7. Colors
  8. Cohesive experiences
  9. Even more JavaScript!
  10. Designed failure
  11. Design sprints
  12. Better collaboration across design and development
  13. Merging of UX and service design
  14. Facebook and Google as destinations for content
  15. Credibility becomes king
  16. Mass disruption to foundational Internet services
  17. The rise of the diversity designer
  18. Bonus: 2017 According to Jeffrey Zeldman
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Lots of elements to account for in your 2017 digital strategy.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 16, 1:39 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing look at web design trends for this year. It will be hard to keep up with this field.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

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Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Based on Forrester’s analysis in its latest TechRadar report, here’s my list of the 10 hottest AI technologies.
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 11, 3:59 PM

The market for Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing. According to a Narrative Service Summary, 38% of enterprises are already using some of AI for business and marketing. Some of the leading technologies include biometrics, machine learning platforms, natural language generation, speech recognition, and decision management. Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this story...fascinating stuff.

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Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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23 AI Principles to Protect Us from the Negative Aspects and Ensure Humanity Benefits 

23 AI Principles to Protect Us from the Negative Aspects and Ensure Humanity Benefits  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

These principles were developed in conjunction with the 2017 Asilomar conference (videos here), through the process described here. Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by the following principles, will offer amazing opportunities to help and empower people in the decades …

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 11, 1:04 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at efforts to make AI a more ethical system and more responsive to human needs. This article reminds me of Isaac Asimov's "Three Rules for Robots."

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Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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Only 12% of Americans Use a pwd mgmt software says @pewresearch report on Cybersecurity1

Only 12% of Americans Use a pwd mgmt software says @pewresearch report on Cybersecurity1 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

This survey finds that a majority of Americans have directly experienced some form of data theft or fraud, that a sizeable share of the public thinks that their personal data have become less secure in recent years, and that many lack confidence in various institutions to keep their personal data safe from misuse. In addition, many Americans are failing to follow digital security best practices in their own personal lives, and a substantial majority expects that major cyberattacks will be a fact of life in the future.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

As I wrote recently in the "Pyramid of Digital Needs" (fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/), security is one of the most basic needs. When we don't feel secure and private then it is difficult to enjoy the benefits of social networks and all the other tools that digital now provides. It is essential that corporations address security and privacy in a meaningful way in order for their clients, employees and partners to use their new digital tools and embrace the digital transformation that most enterprises have recently embarked on.

 

Also worth reading from Pew Research:

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Workers are like professional athletes: the concept of a #job has changed & #HR must adapt fast 

Workers are like professional athletes: the concept of a #job has changed & #HR must adapt fast  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

“We have entered a world where workers are like professional athletes. They work for a company and contribute for a while, but when needs change, they move to another team, taking their skills and expertise with them. So the concept of a ‘job’ has changed and organizations have to manage their teams in a world of a rapidly changing, mobile, contingent working economy. Companies now have to move beyond ‘succession management’ to putting in place what we call programs for facilitated talent mobility.”

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

My role often is how to best select and deploy new digital technologies. But I must include the human aspect of the transformation - specifically which new skills are needed, how to update the org chart and whether to hire or outsource. I find that thinking of digital technology skilled employees as professional athletes helps a great deal. You hire/outsource for specific skill and role in your team, sometimes must pay a premium to get them (it's a seller's market) and be ready to trade them for another one in a few years or even months. C'est-la-vie!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 9, 1:22 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this striking sports analogy.  Just like many professional teams, employers are on the hunt for groups of specialists (i.e. "special teams") to fulfill certain job objectives.  When that task is done, these teams may move on to other opportunities.  The retention of talent is going to be a major job issue for companies.  Company loyalty will have an entirely news meaning in the months ahead.


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Hawaii Intelligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


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Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era is Low says Report from @pewresearch 

Public Perceptions of  Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era is Low says Report from @pewresearch  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The majority of adults in a new survey by the Pew Research Center feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.

When Americans are asked what comes to mind when they hear the word “privacy,” there are patterns to their answers. When responses are grouped into themes, the largest block of answers ties to concepts of security, safety, and protection. For many others, notions of secrecy and keeping things “hidden” are top of mind when thinking about privacy.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

As I wrote recently in the "Pyramid of Digital Needs" (fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/), security is one of the most basic needs. When we don't feel secure and private then it is difficult to enjoy the benefits of social networks and all the other tools that digital now provides. It is essential that corporations address security and privacy in a meaningful way in order for their clients, employees and partners to use their new digital tools and embrace the digital transformation that most enterprises have recently embarked on.

 

Also worth reading from Pew Research:

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 7, 9:21 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this Pew study on the perceptions of privacy and security.  If e-commerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) are to advance and gain the acceptance of the general public, more must be done to increase security awareness on both the corporate and individual level. Cybersecurity should be the top IT topic in every business.  The loss of privacy through data breaches, poor security protocols, and inept web/blog protection must end.  You can start by making sure your web presence is secure. You must become proactive in security measures or else this magnificent technological trend will be neutralized and rendered useless for commerce.  There are many online security courses you can take to raise your level of security awareness.


Russell Roberts


Hawaii Intelligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Mitigating the Risks of Social Login via @hbr

Mitigating the Risks of Social Login via @hbr | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

These third party login tools promise more traffic, more subscribers, more members, more customers and more sales — and those promises have come true: as some have noted, up to 80% of web users choose Facebook Connect or another social authentication option when it’s available (as opposed to signing up for a site with their email address), and Facebook itself has claimed that social authentication increases registration by 30-200%. (...) But is that promise worth the price of losing direct access to your customers’ contact information and profiling information — or for that matter, direct access to customers themselves?

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Social logins are very useful but they carry security and privacy concerns that every company must examine as they move to digitalize everything. In "Kill the password" (fmcs.digital/blog/kill-the-password-a-string-of-characters-wont-protect-you/), the author shows the impact of having multiple websites and applications connected with one another. This is a security concern that must be addressed, mitigated or at the very least highlighted so that everyone involved is aware of the risks and the benefits.

Other articles:

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heartbeatdisc's comment, February 6, 10:23 PM
Breathtaking...!!
prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 7, 1:44 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for alerting us to potential security threats associated with social media logins. You have to carefully balance security with customer access.  A cautionary tale for all of us.

Russell Roberts

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https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Identity theft in top10 of American #fears via @qz

Identity theft in top10 of American #fears via @qz | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Chapman University has conducted a Survey of American Fears for more than three years. It asks 1,500 adults what they fear most. It organizes the fears into categories that include personal fears, conspiracy theories, terrorism, natural disasters, paranormal fears, and more recently, fear of Muslims.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Expect to hear more about security threats and fears in the coming years. In the digital world, I suggest that there is a "hierarchy of digital needs" (see the pyramid of digital needs fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/) and that if we do not feel secure in the digital world, we will not be able to leverage the different tools and solutions available to us. In fact, the research shows that our fears are exacerbated when we are not in control, which is the case for most people as they do not fully understand digital technologies (layer 1 in the pyramid) and do not feel secure (layer 2).

 

"...many things affect how we perceive risk:

  • do you trust the person you are dealing with
  • control vs. lack of control (lack of control inflates risk perceptions)
  • is it catastrophic or chronic (catastrophic inflates risk perceptions)
  • does it incite dread or anger (dread inflates risk perceptions)
  • uncertainty (lack of knowledge about something inflates risk perceptions)

“Most people do not distinguish well between a one-in-a-thousand risk and a one-in-a-million risk,” said Mark Egan, an associate advisor at the Behavioral Insights Group in London.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 5, 11:33 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this sobering report. About all you can do is to become educated on security protocols, learn how to manage risk, and be extremely careful with whom you share personal information. Unfortunately, we must thinks like hackers if we are to avoid most internet dangers. A very timely article that you ignore at your own risk.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

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Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic

Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
From automation and benefits, to recruitment and coaching, HR tech companies are still disrupting HR.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

I've been tracking the impact of digital in HR for a while and have been surprised at how slow the HR professionals have been embracing the digital tools at their disposal. This summary from CBinsights shows that innovation is very dynamic and that there are many new tools to improve HR. However, I find resistance in the corporate leaders to fully finance HR departments to transform (HR is still seen as a cost center - so you minimize its expense / If you see it as a strategic group then you fund it appropriately because you see returns) - but I also see resistance in HR professionals not willing to transform their processes and ways of doing things. Lots to do in this field IMHO.

 

Also read:

http://fmcs.digital/blog/tag/hr/

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses/?tag=HR 

- www.rekruti.com

 

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Proactive Defense: Understanding the 4 Main Threat Actor Types

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding the four main threat actor types is essential to proactive defense.
  • Cyber criminals are motivated by money, so they’ll attack if they can profit.
  • Hacktivists want to undermine your reputation or destabilize your operations. Vandalism is their preferred means of attack.
  • State-sponsored attackers are after information, and they’re in it for the long haul. They’re difficult to identify, so you’ll need to be on top of your security.
  • Insider threats could be malicious, but they could also be well-meaning people who have been led astray. Training and user behavior analytics are the way forward.
Farid Mheir's insight:

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 4, 10:00 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this description of the four main "threat actors" in cyberspace.  To fight the enemy, you must know you enemy. And, to do this, training in security awareness and behavioral analytics is vital to mitigating the damage done by hackers, criminal syndicates, state-supported actors, and insider threats.  Empower yourself and your company by improving your situational and intelligence awareness.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

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GE + Sight Machine are revolutionizing the #manufacturing industry by mirroring every machine in digital world 

GE + Sight Machine are revolutionizing the #manufacturing industry by mirroring every machine in digital world  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The concept of the digital twin contains a trap. When we think of a twin, we think of a copy of an individual. In the digital world, we often think of a copy of an individual device – a physical replica of conveyor belt or radar. The trap is that we limit the scope of twindom and think too small.
Farid Mheir's insight:

This concept of digital twins in the manufacturing world should not be confused with the concept of human digital twins.

http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin/

Here, GE is mirroring digitally everything that a machine is doing, and Sight Machine is pushing the concept forward by mirroring entire manufacturing floors.

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The Power of Data As the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing @HBR 

The Power of Data As the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing @HBR  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of branded content in order keep their brands, perspectives, and value propositions in front of customers.
Farid Mheir's insight:

I wrote about this in the past numerous times and it is great to see HBR and others recognize this important trend: companies are sitting on huge amounts of information they can use to extract meaningful information and share it with their clients and employees to attract and retain them.

 

For example, look at jawbone and how they do it

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Starbucks mobile orders creating long lines + delays. Result: 2% drop in traffic & 4% drop in stock price 

Starbucks mobile orders creating long lines + delays. Result: 2% drop in traffic & 4% drop in stock price  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Starbucks is facing long lines and delays in stores, and the CEO hasn't offered any specific solutions for restoring service.
Farid Mheir's insight:

I love to say that technology and digital in particular can bring huge benefits rapidly but that the impact of changes must be analyzed and addressed. Now Starbuck is in reactive mode after popular online orders are impacting in-store customers.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Change management and impact on humans and current processes is Paramount, especially now that we live in an omni-channel world.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, February 1, 10:11 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this unexpected downside for Starbucks' mobile ordering program. The program needs some fine tuning before it turns away loyal customers.

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The Internet Health Report: @mozilla 

The Internet Health Report: @mozilla  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Mozilla’s new open source initiative to document and explain what’s happening to the health of the Internet. Combining research from multiple sources, we collect data on five key topics and offer a brief overview of each.

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Mozilla has always been promoting Internet security and privacy and this new report paves the way for a very interesting ongoing look at key elements of the public Internet.

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Pyramid of Digital Needs may explain why you are scared of Facebook @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

Pyramid of Digital Needs may explain why you are scared of Facebook @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

This post explores the pyramid of digital needs. Based on personal experience and observations, I describe what this hierarchy may be composed of, map technologies that support them, and offer an initial analysis of the impact on individuals and businesses.

Farid Mheir's insight:

This is a new concept that I have been thinking about for a few year and that may help explain why some persons are not ready to have a Facebook account or share on social networks.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 31, 12:57 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing look at why many of us just don't trust social media.  Perhaps, the impersonality and "coldness" of the digital universe threatens what we mean by "self".  An interesting variation of Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs."


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10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

In this post I share 10 urgent actions that must be taken immediately to manage, secure and protect your digital-moi.

Digital-moi is a unique concept that I have developed since 2013, centered on the impact that digital technologies have on our lives and the need to protect our digital self. Read more about it in this introduction post “We all have a digital twin“. This post is a complement to the conference “digital-moi.com: how to manage and protect your digital self“.

Farid Mheir's insight:

This is Data Privacy Weekend and I recommend you take time this Sunday morning to read through the actions in this blog post and put at least once in practice right now - my recommendation is #4

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 30, 12:27 AM

A timely and critical reminder from Farid Mheir to clean up your digital presence online. Pay attention to point #4 (use a password manager) and point #5 (use 2-factor authentication).  These two steps will add a bit more security to your personal and business data.


Russell Roberts


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Are You Sure You Want to Know What Google/Apple/Facebook Knows About You? #privacyAware @dataPrivacyDay 

Are You Sure You Want to Know What Google/Apple/Facebook Knows About You? #privacyAware @dataPrivacyDay  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Wall Street Journal did an interesting piece looking at Google, privacy and the extent of their knowledge (as well as other entities like Facebook). I suggest you read it for the details. The following image gives some insight into just how much Google has on one WSJ reporter.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

On this Data Privacy Day 2017, I thought I would review what Google, Apple, Facebook and others know about me. Unfortunately, it looks like this information is difficult to find and pretty much the only data we can find is from Google. So, let's assume Apple, Facebook, twitter, and others know as much if not more.

Google tools that will show you what they know about you:

Other articles about those tools:

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 30, 12:32 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this somewhat scary revelation on what your social media know about you.  If you use social media, and many of us do for both personal and business purposes, then your digital self is largely public knowledge.  Once hackers and cyber criminals get a hold of these data, your privacy is seriously compromised.  Social media have their downsides, and privacy protection is one of them.


Russell Roberts


Hawaii Intelligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


https://paper.li/f-1482109921

Wo's curator insight, January 31, 3:05 PM
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Your #browser has a 'fingerprint' & online #trackers use it to follow your online activity #PrivacyAware 

Your #browser has a 'fingerprint' & online #trackers use it to follow your online activity #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We are being tracked everywhere as I reported in a previous article about behavioral tracking: http://fmcs.digital/blog/behavioral-tracking-explained-in-9min-video-by-gary_kovacs-via-ted-mustsee-privacyaware-dataprivacyday/ 

This new tracking method is very clever as it uses your browser configuration settings to derive an almost unique fingerprint to track you everywhere, even in the absence of cookies or ad beacons on a web page. On this Data Privacy day 2017, be aware, and be careful.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 30, 12:36 AM

A sober, cautionary tale from reporter Farid Mheir. In addition to cookies and online trackers, your browser now plays a leading role in revealing details of your personal and business life.  Privacy is going the way of the "do-do".  About the only way to protect your privacy these days is to avoid using the internet as much as you can.  That may be nearly impossible, since most of our lives depend on online services...truly, a double-edged sword.


Russell Roberts


Hawaii Intelligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


https://paper.li/f-1482109921

Wo's curator insight, January 31, 3:06 PM
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Behavioral #tracking explained in 9min #video by @gary_kovacs via @TED #mustsee #PrivacyAware @dataPrivacyDay  

As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business.
Farid Mheir's insight:

If you don't know what behavioral tracking is about, this may be an "awakening" video: be prepared.

 

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

I've been following the Firefox "collusion" add-on since its inception (it is now called "lightbeam" and you can find it here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/lightbeam/). I use it on a regular basis to remember the digital breadcrumbs I leave behind as I roam around on the Internet. Unfortunately, the lightbeam software add-on can only help by blocking the digital ads that track us and cannot minimize the behavioral tracking itself.

 

On this Data Privacy Day 2017, we must use this opportunity to raise our knowledge of the digital tracking that occurs in both the virtual world and the physical world. It is now a reality that we are being tracked as much in the physical world because we carry in our pockets smartphones that track our every moves - literally. Be aware, and be careful.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:02 PM

I've been following collusion addon since its inception and I use it on a regular basis to remember all the digital breadcrums I leave behind as I roam around on the Internet.


This is an awakening video but unfortunately the collusion software fail to offer us paths to minimize what behavioural tracking - aside from blocking all ads.

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Today is Data Privacy Day: what will you do to protect yourself better? #PrivacyAware @DataPrivacyDay 

Today is Data Privacy Day: what will you do to protect yourself better? #PrivacyAware @DataPrivacyDay  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Data Privacy Day Reminds Organizations That Protecting Customers’ Privacy is Critical to Their Business

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If you only do one thing here is what you should be doing: 

http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-moi-introduction/ 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 28, 11:13 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this reminder of Data Privacy Day. This article describes ways you can protect yourself online. Ignore this guidance at your own risk.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Digital transformation technology consultant and Enterprise Architect. Works with business executives in the fields of eCommerce, Cloud, Web2.0, enterprise2.0, sourcing2.0