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Luck Is a Skill Set You Can Refine

Luck Is a Skill Set You Can Refine | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Demystifying the luck skillset has been a personal project of Christine Carter, a sociologist and senior fellow at the Greater Good…
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Music streaming services like Spotify are the leading source of music revenue in the US: CHARTS

Spotify and other streaming music subscription services accounted for 65% of music revenue in the US last year.
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Leaked Facebook memo: 'ugly truth' justified any growth tactics

Leaked Facebook memo: 'ugly truth' justified any growth tactics | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
A Facebook Inc executive said in an internal memo in 2016 that the social media company needed to pursue adding users above all else, BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday, prompting disavowals from the executive and Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg.
The memo from Andrew Bosworth
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Very damning. And what is Bosworth’d defence? That he didn’t believe what he was writing and it was only done to encourage debate!
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Emma Gonzalez: Picture of shooting survivor doctored to give her broader nose and show her ripping up US Constitution

Emma Gonzalez: Picture of shooting survivor doctored to give her broader nose and show her ripping up US Constitution | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Doctored images showing Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US constitution are being shared on social media.
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The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse Was Predicted in 2007

The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse Was Predicted in 2007 | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The scientists warned us about big data and corporate surveillance. They tried to warn themselves.
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Whistleblower Wylie: Facebook can 'delete you from the internet'

Whistleblower Wylie: Facebook can 'delete you from the internet' | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
During a London press conference, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie talks about Facebook’s massive power.
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Google Is Working on Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology - Bloomberg

Google Is Working on Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology - Bloomberg | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology to operate online in new ways, according to people familiar with the situation.
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Why Consumers Are Increasingly Willing to Trade Privacy for Convenience – Adweek

Why Consumers Are Increasingly Willing to Trade Privacy for Convenience – Adweek | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Amazon and Walmart are testing boundaries.
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How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Actually deleting your social media accounts is more complicated than it looks.
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Russia Didn’t Abuse Facebook—It Simply Used It As Intended

Russia Didn’t Abuse Facebook—It Simply Used It As Intended | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Opinion: When ISIS uses Twitter to recruit or a landlord uses Airbnb to discriminate, that’s not exploiting the platforms' glitches—that’s using their features.
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Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Just as electricity transformed industries in the past century, artificial intelligence has the power to substantially change society in the next 100 years.
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We're all used to an 8-hour work day. But is it effective?

We're all used to an 8-hour work day. But is it effective? | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Dr. Travis Bradberry shares why the traditional 8-hour workweek is ineffective.
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Blockchain is the future but it won't happen overnight, Apple co-founder tells Malta

Blockchain is the future but it won't happen overnight, Apple co-founder tells Malta | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said on Tuesday that Malta was “very smart” to be looking at ways to regulate blockchain, noting, however, there was still a long way to go before the technology was available to all.
“I think there is a lot happening and, in my travels, I find that a lot o
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IBM's New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

IBM's New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it's calling the world's smallest computer. It’s the size of a grain of salt and, according to IBM, has the same power as an x86 chip from 1990.
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Facebook makes privacy tools easier to find and use

Facebook makes privacy tools easier to find and use | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.
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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look
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· Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

· Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Holding forth on stuff since 1998
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Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas

Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluat
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Facebook Privacy Settings: A Complete Guide to Making Your Account More Secure

Facebook Privacy Settings: A Complete Guide to Making Your Account More Secure | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Despite the repeated privacy lapses, Facebook offers a fairly robust set of tools to control who knows what about you.
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Lessons Learned from Brands That Got it All Wrong on Social Media

Lessons Learned from Brands That Got it All Wrong on Social Media | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Lessons Learned from Brands That Got it All Wrong on Social Media
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Lessons learned from failed digital transformations

Lessons learned from failed digital transformations | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it

Marketing news, voices and jobs for industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
At SXSW, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information from Wikipedia to conspiracy-related videos within the next few weeks. According to Wikimedia, this partnership isn’t a formal one with either Wikimedia or Wikipedia.
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Made in Malta cooking app offers locals food for thought

Made in Malta cooking app offers locals food for thought | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Tired of cooking the same thing over and over? An app launched yesterday suggests recipes from the food in your fridge and generates a grocery list of what you need.

KickDish is an app for those who are stuck in a cooking rut and looking for inspiration for new things to cook.
“That’s wher
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Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed —

Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed — | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you'd be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, but he's not even o
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Museum of Failures features innovation that went nowhere fast

Museum of Failures features innovation that went nowhere fast | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Once considered innovative, products like the Apple Newton, Laser Disk and Sound Burger took a nose-dive, but are now on display at Hollywood’s new ‘Museum of Failure.
Ahead of its time... Loser of a format war... A bad idea... And a game so BAD that Atari reportedly buried thousands i
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