Category: SoLoMo and Social Media

The evilfication of Facebook: boiling frogs, faustian bargains, and the pleasure trap: 10 arguments for quitting Facebook (UPDATED)

This post will be updated regularly as I’m deciding on what to do about my Facebook  presence.  Thanks for all your votes btw – you can see the results up to this point here or below. For now, I have decided to dial back 95% as far as my Facebook usage ...

How Facebook Makes Us Dumber – confirmation bias is a huge issue on large social networks

Just found this interesting piece on Bloomberg by Cass Sunstein – consider this when thinking about your Facebook commitment 🙂 Notice my fav quote below :))) ” A new study focusing on Facebook users provides strong evidence that the explanation is confirmation bias: people’s tendency to seek out information that confirms their ...

Short video from MoJoCon Dublin: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on the future of journalism, mobile, privacy

Read more about my gig at MoJoCon Dublin. Thanks to RTE und MojoCon for making this video available.

▶ Inventing the Future of Connectivity (Facebook video on connecting developing countries – with drones)

Facebook’s Yael Maguire talks about the technologies we’re working on that will make connectivity more affordable in communities around the world. via ▶ Inventing the Future of Connectivity – YouTube. I love the idea of drones providing internet access – they would make a lot of sense given that Facebook et al ...

My presentation at Social Media Marketing Conference in Zürich, today (in German / auf deutsch)

Hi everyone, these are the slides from today’s event in Zurich, as promised (in GERMAN language) Owncloud PDF 12 MB   Dropbox PDF 12MB  High res Dropbox (40MB PDF) Direct download:  Social Media Zukunftsszenarien Gerd Leonhard Internet Briefing ZRH Public-web Social Media Zukunfts-Szenarien: Big Data, Smart Agents und Artificial Intelligence, und Marketing als… Content Eine ...

New video: the future of crowdsourcing. Meeting of the Minds #7, with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

This is the latest edition of Meeting of the Minds, my new web-TV series; another great conversation with my friend and colleague Ross Dawson, this one on the future of crowdsourcing, p2p funding, innovation and much more. Be sure to check out Ross’ great book on this topic “Getting Results from ...

Good talk by Jeremiah Owyang (LeWeb London 2013) on the sharing economy

Jeremiah Owyang – Altimeter Group – LeWeb London 2013 – YouTube. https://youtu.be/kyqHifl194k&w=635

Alex Madrigal (TheAtlantic) on Facebook: the most efficient engine for sharing

Alex Madrigal says: “I think Facebook has created the most efficient engine for sharing, archiving, and monetizing text and pictures that the world has ever known” Can’t say I’d disagree. Update: here is  quick slideshow on what Facebook has achieved in the past year or so

How to become internet famous for $68 (Santiago Swallow story sheds light on fake Internet fame – made me think)

There’s just one thing about Santiago Swallow that you won’t easily find online: I made him up. Everything above is true. He really does have a Twitter feed with tens of thousands of followers, he really does have a Wikipedia biography, and he really does have an official web site. ...

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