This post was written by Vivian Nunez. On the last day of Social Media Week NYC, the session held on the Change Stage took on the task of deciphering the lives of networked teens. The panel was aptly called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens after danah boyd’s book. The discussion centered on…

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This post was written by Joe Geoghan. What will our day to day lives look like six years from now? What will be the emerging trends in business, education, and dating? How will we consume media differently? These questions formed the basis of 20/20 Vision: Your Life Just Six Years from Now, a conversation between…

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As a parent or foster parent, it’s your job to keep your kids safe when they operate on social media. While it might seem harmless to allow your older kids to create Facebook Profiles and Instagram accounts, it’s only as safe as you make it. There are, unfortunately, questionable people that may surface on any…

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This is an opinion piece, reflecting the views of Judith Lukoki independently. This is part of a series examining the impact of NSA and technologies used for government monitoring. We may define a “legal breach” on data security as the one enforced by the Law. Citizens are aware of it and may modify it through…

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This is an opinion piece, reflecting the views of Judith Lukoki independently. Before PRISM, A Safe Ignorance Before PRISM, representatives of legal entities could legitimately use Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Paltalk, YouTube, AOL, Skype and Apple services without knowing that these companies were delivering information, some of it confidential business, about their entities to third…

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This post is authored by Ben Thomas. Relationships between doctors and patients don’t stop at the office door. Prescriptions, medical records and home care instructions all involve the doctor’s office in a patient’s day-to-day management of his or her medical condition. In the age of social media, though, patients are expanding their searches for information…

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David Eastman, CEO, JWT North America, kicked off SMW NYC at our Advertising & Marketing Hub with his keynote, “Social is Eating the Web.” Immediately following, attendees enjoyed “Going Private in Public: How People Are Reclaiming Privacy in the Age of Openness,” led by Ann Mack, Director of Trendspotting at JWT. In an era when…

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Social and digital media is creating change in our world in ways we never expected. Disrupting businesses, societies and education. The Guardian interviews Don Tapscott as part of their daily series during SMW12. See the full interview, and catch our recap below. 1. Social media is leading us into a new age. The Industrial Revolution…

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This Orwellian saying has never been truer. 2011 did not only spell the Arab Spring and a worldwide wave of protests against bankers’ greed it was also the year when the Internet as we knew it disappeared. In the US the “SOPA” (ironically sopa means trash in Swedish) law is currently going through the law…

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