While many of us wonder how we ever got along without it, there is still a significant number of Americans who refuse to get on the internet, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data. Despite the capabilities with shopping, information research, bill paying, job applications and a Government push to move people […]
Most of us have had our two minutes of fame on social media and then we’ve had those unforgettable moments. The ones that turned you from loving a brand into adoring it! Remember that? Well… Here’s how you can turn your fans/followers to loyal advocates forever after through social media listening as well as two […]
The subject of women in technology, or more precisely, the dearth of women in technology, is everywhere in the news these days. At a certain point, one can become numb to the statistics bandied about – the small percentage of the tech work force made up by women; the dramatic drop in college women who […]
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This article originally appeared in Critic Magazine. Illustration by Daniel Blackball. When you hear the word “remote,” it doesn’t exactly conjure up feelings of prosperity, abundance and opportunity – feelings that we are told to look for in our chosen career paths. However, for some of us, not putting on suitable office attire (or even […]
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched Disha mobile app which aims to spread digital literacy through self – learning modules. The app is free and is available on Google Play Store. A handbook having pictographic lessons prepared by Common Service Centres will also be released. The book has been designed to ensure that anyone with little or no digital literacy can also learn using this book. »Facebook is looking to tap the rising enthusiasm of the Indian online shoppers by launching a shopping festival named ‘Tied Together’ on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The plan involves setting up a website in association with media agency conglomerate GroupM between August 12 and August 29. Facebook’s role will be to use its subscriber base and social networking platform to drive traffic to the shopping sites. »Twitter’s Dick Costolo’s been mulling the idea of stepping down from the board since his exit from the CEO…
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This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked, are women so often un- or under-represented in public forums? Are they reluctant to put themselves forward? Are they deterred by the adversarial nature of the proceedings?
The women offered some alternative suggestions. Women don’t get asked, or if they do it’s assumed you only need one. Women aren’t seen as experts, unless the subject is a ‘women’s issue’. The age-old prejudice against women speaking in public means that any woman who dares to voice her opinions can expect to be deluged with abuse and threats.
But while all-male panels are obviously a problem, they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Just ensuring that women are represented on a panel does not guarantee their voices will…
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With a nod to Cate Huston.
I have resigned from a 20 year career in tech. For many reasons, I decided to flip some tables in 2015. I have some not yet coherent observations on this that I will share in case they help others. I benefitted greatly from others’ posts on their decisions to leave tech and how they did so, and would like to pay it forward.
“This is my last tech job.”
A few months ago, a thought struck me out of nowhere. It was not a particularly bad day at work and there was nothing obviously awful going on. I simply thought “This is my last tech job” with absolute certainty. If I were a person of faith this might make more sense, in that it may have seemed like “a message,” but I simply observed it and thought “Huh! Ain’t that something.”
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