Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 

Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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Diversity in Tech 2015 & 2014

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From Amazon to Yahoo, we rank tech brands for diversity of employees by race and gender…(click image above or link below for interactive infographic)

 


Source: Diversity in Tech | Information is Beautiful


 

Boxy office computers from the 80s and the women who love them

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Source: Pictures of women using boxy office computers from the early 1980s | Dangerous Minds


 

#TBT Emergence of the Online World in 1995

The Internet Society: Emergence of the Online World in 1995

 

ThrowbackThursday Online World of 1995

In 1995, the internet turned what was once a place for researchers and the technologically proficient into a household concept.

 

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Flachback Friday: Foolproof and Incapable of Error

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#TBT Emergence of the Online World in 1995

The Internet Society: Emergence of the Online World in 1995

 

ThrowbackThursday Online World of 1995

In 1995, the internet turned what was once a place for researchers and the technologically proficient into a household concept.

 

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NodeXL #databythebay: Graph Details

The graph represents a network of 448 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained “databythebay”, or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 18:18 UTC.

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Does Twitter Have A Future?

Deray thinks so. Fresh off his loss of the Baltimore Mayoral race he is opining about what he thinks makes Twitter valuable as a social network and platform. We couldn’t disagree more stringently:

deray mckesson and jack dorseyWhile we’ve written about it on several occasions, and at length, always highlighting & focusing specifically on why it is important, necessary, and likely to survive. We aren’t however as cavalier as Mr. McKesson. Who is a favorite of Jack (perpetual CEO & Founder of Twitter) and one could say apparently the sort of accolades, encouragement the teams at Twitter would want. Not however what they need to hear.

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Billion NYC Taxi+Uber Trips

1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips analyzed and visualized

An open-source exploration of the city’s neighborhoods, nightlife, airport traffic, and more, through the lens of publicly available taxi and Uber data.Images are clickable to open hi-res versions.


Source: 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips analyzed and visualized | DataViz


 

#TBT Emergence of the Online World in 1995

The Internet Society: Emergence of the Online World in 1995

 

ThrowbackThursday Online World of 1995

In 1995, the internet turned what was once a place for researchers and the technologically proficient into a household concept.

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10 ways ZDnet got the fear of Internet of Things horribly wrong

17 ways the Internet of Things can go horribly wrong

Rapid growth in the “Internet of Things” space means two things. First, it means that everything we own will soon be Internet-connected. Second, it means that hackers will soon have access to everything we own, by virtue of it all being Internet-connected.

+Commentary: This is the sort of Listicle where ZDnet does its best to be Buzzfeed for nerds & hackers. Or your friendly neighborhood IT Director probably really is worried about this line of inquiry, but I’m not so sure that the 87% who don’t even understand IoT, let alone adopt it, even do. So let’s talk about what they won’t, shall we?

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What We Noticed Last Night

Are the current awards shows really ready for the 21st century? How are they evolving to meet the challenges of the new landscape? Let’s look a little deeper than the surface, shall we:

Social Media & Awards Shows 2016

The most notable play for modernizing the national fascination that is Awards Shows in the US came with the 86th Academy Awards in 2014. It’s most notable moment was Ellen Degeneres taking the selfie seen around the world. She live-tweeted the whole thing thanks to a Samsung tie-in. To many a critic and armchair enthusiast there were many groans, understandably. That wasn’t our opinion.86oscars_logo (comp)

That doesn’t however mean they weren’t groundbreaking, and even if you’ll permit — ahead of their time & the curve. Two years ago, it wasn’t atypical to have people second-screening, as that had been happening for me & others for quite a while. In fact since I can’t watch these events with all my friends because they are scattered across the country & the world. Regularly during such live events we partake in posting updates across many different sites and joking along with each other, express our outrage or mere disappointment. This is actually more pleasurable one could argue as sitting in a room full of drunk rabblerousers saying the exact same thing. It is asynchronous in that way. Silent, save for the clacking of keyboards or touchscreens clicking, and available during the commercial breaks to vent.Grammys-Nominees-2016
This still happened last night, and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you missed it. It seems that in these unprecedented times that there really wasn’t much made about it. Sure it trended, as it should or any will. Even given no stiff competition from anything else on a Monday night. There were (as of now) over 7 Million tweets about the Grammys and that is a fair showing, less than the Super Bowl but beyond respectable.

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Great Thoughts from the founder of Pinboard

Fan Is A Tool-Using Animal

Below are some highlights of the talk, or take-away points to the talk that seemed to be far-reaching when dealing with social media. Read the whole thing by clicking the picture above or following the link at the bottom. Read More

U.S. Technology Device Ownership 2015 

The Pew Research Center surveys cover ownership of seven types of devices. The center studies them because their use often affects how people connect with each other, with information and with media. They also impact the way people spend their time. And each kind of device has its own attributes of how people use them and engage with the material they provide.


Source: U.S. Technology Device Ownership 2015 | Pew Research Center


 

What is Hadoop? [Infographic]

 All About Hadoop:

This Infographic Explains How it Works from DataViz

What is Hadoop? All About Hadoop Infographic

Originally posted on Udemy. It explains the concept, alternatives and career advice.


Source: What is Hadoop? Great Infographics Explains How it Works | DataViz


 

 Twitter Moments?!?! You Too Twitter?

Riddle me this. Why won’t people just ignore Twitter’s new Moments tab? How will Moments make money? Will Twitter pay publishers that create them? Today Twitter launched Moments, its way to easily follow current events that could help it seduce new users and revive those who never got hooked.

In many ways it addresses Twitter’s biggest problems — that the service is difficult to pick up and only works best if you check it constantly. But there’s a lot of uncertainty about what it will mean for Twitter’s users, business and partners.


Source: 9 Big Unanswered Questions About Twitter Moments | TechCrunch


 

Vintage Tech #TBT

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Hungry Tech Giants #DataViz

Hungry Tech Giants

Hungry Tech Giants #DataViz (A&M Strategies past 15 years)

See The Full Interactive Data Visualization at SimplyBusiness.co.uk

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS )

There is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions. Read More

Books on Technology

#FBF: To When Computers were Groovy

How to Persuasively Build and Promote Your Brand Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Build and Promote Your Brand Online INFOGRAPHIC

In the following infographic, originally published by FreeWebsite.com, discover some very valuable tips on building your brand online. They include tips like “custom tailoring your message,” “standing out in the marketplace,” “utilizing social media,” and so much more. It’s not going to be a walk in the park but it is certainly obtainable and should be the goal of any small business.


Source: How To Effectively Build Your Brand Online [Infographic] | Search Engine Journal


 

THE OATMEAL: The state of the web [Spring 2012]

The State of the Web The Oatmeal Spring 2012
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#FBF: Vintage Audio Tech