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Social Media is Automatizing Safe Space: Part 2

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Part one covers how we process and use social media. Part two will investigate what this means for marketers, safe space advocates, and social media users.   The Distortion, Social Media, and the Curveball: MarketingSocial media is nothing but the collective assertions of its users. Ideally, this means fair representation of concepts and opinions. To each 


Social Media is Automatizing Safe Space: Part 1

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Perspective is funny. Just take a look at social media. Probably the biggest phenomena of our generation, these platforms innately do a few things.Connect users with other users Allow them to share opinions and ideasEncourage use of the platform: Think Flickr or InstagramProvide a record of their past contributionsAct as statistical resources for marketers and 


What Would Kafka Say? User Intuition and Semiotics

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A shared experience truly makes us human. The sun rises from the east and sets in the west. The sky is blue. So are the oceans. Colors, shapes, smells, they all plug into our memories in different ways. This is the root of symbolism and interpretation. Unsurprising, then, that it is also the root of 


Bots: Their Proliferation and Benefits

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Bots are a hot topic nowadays. The basic AI units enable users to automate mundane tasks. Leave it to technology to make ordering pizza even easier, right? But we should still be excited for all the novelty. Bots: What They Do NowThere are plenty of uses for bots. Most evident? Handling customer service. Bots can 


Chauvinism, Identity, Power and…Money!

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San Francisco is embarrassed about something…always. Perhaps the most consistent is their excellent disparity. Or didn’t you hear? 80 of 100 eligible women are currently in the San Francisco workforce. The total cost of chauvinistic practices nationwide? $2.1 trillion.So chauvinism remains prominent in the workplace, including tech. Plenty of detractors signify the incohesion between corporate 


“Agile,” Iterative, Their Difference, and the Future

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Agile methods have been around for years. The concept first gained sway in the software industry with 2001’s Agile Manifesto. In it, they advocate for a customer-centric approach with an iterative processing cycle. The rationale? That it is more effective and cost efficient. Plenty of data is backing up those assertions. Careful, though. Accessing the 


Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and What It Means

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Computer use is constantly changing. Almost always, however, we rely on immediate hardware. Microsoft, Dropbox, and Apple are enhancing how we access and store files. Such synergy belies technological capability, sure. It also signifies an intrinsic demand. People want their files available and safe from hardware malfunctions.There are also limitations. Storing files is peachy. Accessing 


Reconnecting Online: The New World of Qualitative Research

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Marketing for the past 15 years has been a game of numbers. Ironically, we have the greatest bridge of communication to thank: the internet. Researchers are crunching all sorts of computer use statistics, and have been for years. Website visitations. Clicks. Opt-ins. This emphasis transfers to general products, and for good reason. Organizing large-scale qualitative 


Build Strong Habits, Boost Your Willpower

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If you’re reading this blog, chances are you want (or have wanted) to change something about yourself or your life. Your goal could be anything – a thinner waist, a fatter wallet, or giving up smoking.Maybe you had an epiphany. You’re finally ready and determined to create the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.We’ve all been there. 


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Duolingo – Review of the Popular Language Learning App

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This week I finally spent some quality time with Duolingo. Launched back in 2011, Duolingo is a free language learning app that has generated a lot of buzz. I’ve heard a lot about Duolingo from friends and other bloggers, and I’ve been interested in language learning ever since I spent a summer in Japan as a teenager. I never did learn 


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