Saturday, June 22, 2013

NYT Global Forum Conference - Best World Digital Trends Briefing Around

For the best short-hand pulse on world-wide digital trends, watch the New York Times (Thomas Friedman's) Global Forum conference videos - "How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Everything".

The conference was held this week in San Francisco.

The videos are freely available now.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jaron Lanier interview on data collection

Jaron Lanier's sane remarks this week in a PBS newshour interview about the power of online living, and the data giants that according to him are taking special ownership and advantage of our digital media world:

“. . . my friends in Silicon Valley have managed to turn our information tools into a giant sort of spying system, where we collect data on people, to try to sell them things and try to influence them. “ (summary)

Timely, prescient, full video interview and transcript also available online.