Even though Twitter and other forms of social media help spread misinformation and falsehoods in the aftermath of events like the shooting in Ferguson, they also allow the truth to circulate far more quickly and widely than it would have before
The days of diagrams showing exactly how everyone (and everything) should work together and dictating how information should flow within an organization are, in a real sense, over.
Advertising technology involves a formidable set of requirements, and a new category of database known as NewSQL is emerging to address multi-genre analytics.
It’s easy to get demoralized by all of the upheaval and chaos in the media sphere, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism about both media in general and journalism, and here are six of the ones I find most interesting.
Journalism has been evolving away from just a repetition of facts or events and towards context and analysis, research shows — but this evolution has also created tension for media companies because it conflicts with the principle of objectivity.
Congress may gear up to do something about IT waste and data center consolidation as called for by a 2010 report, based on a hearing held this week.
IT departments need not go away in a computing world increasingly concerned with cloud computing and complex service-oriented systems, but they will have to change. IT has to let go of trying to control everything and focus on coordinating and enhancing things that other people control.
Big data doesn’t always have to be complicated or even be the core of a business. As Alliance Health Networks is discovering, applying a few machine learning models taught using public data to healthcare discussions online can help patients and build a business.
The ability to distribute real-time information through social networks like Twitter is a powerful thing, but a new study points out that one of the downsides of this phenomenon is the fact that much of the content that gets linked to eventually disappears.
Today’s worker cites information overload as a major source of job dissatisfaction. Real-time communication is taking its toll, as many of us…
New research seems to show that our memories are less accurate when we know the information is stored somewhere else. Some feel this is going to make us less human in some way, but I for one am glad to outsource parts of my brain.
I make extensive use of smart folders and tags to sort my email into logical groups that I can easily process all at once. The key is to use rules and filters that automatically sort my email without any additional intervention from me.
Just like the media industry, the legal system is being disrupted by social media and the democratization of information distribution — in the latest example, a British court has issued an injunction that bans any mention of the details of a case on Twitter or Facebook.
Qwiki presents search results in a montage of images, video, animations and other visual resources, and overlays it with real-time narration, using text-to-speech technology. The result is information as a watchable experience. For me, the experience of watching the content is eerie and unsettling.
Last week, I gave some tips for managing information overload, primarily with a focus on dealing with email overload. I wanted to follow up this week with a few more suggestions for dealing with the information overload that results from participation in social media.
The reality for anyone who does most of their work online is that information is endless, and keeping up with the most important information without becoming overwhelmed can be quite a challenge.
“Hey, where did you find that link?”
I’m beginning to think that this question is the most important that those of us who work online can ask. Every day, I stumble across content that intrigues me, makes me think, or changes the way I do things.
As the social web — and increasingly, the geo-aware web — make our lives more public, we are having to (quickly!) figure…
Last week, I admitted that I am an information junkie, and I wanted to follow up this week with a few tips…
Hi, my name is Dawn, and I am an information junkie. I love learning new things and sharing them with others, and…
It’s a good thing we’re on friendly terms with New Zealand, because one of the residents of that green, hilly island recently…
While working a full time job, I have devoted my nights and weekends to developing a community-powered marketplace, which I feel will…