By 2025, the Winklevoss twins, more known for their legal battles with former classmate Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, predicts a “cashless society” will dominate with the virtual currency bitcoin.
Social media impacts communication, marketing, and news – to name just a few of the obvious ones. A recent survey report issued by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicates that the internet and social media are integral to the arts in America.
The Data Harmony Users Group Meeting continued today with a presentation by Paul G. Kotula of the Materials Characterization department at Sandia National Laboratories. In the presentation, "Six Months of Work in the Lab will Save You Half a Day in the Library or 30 Minutes Online", Kotula shared his experience as both a consumer and a producer of peer-reviewed, published scientific literature.
A unique learning opportunity is available through the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Offered free to SLA members is the webinar "Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice" sponsored by scholarly and academic publisher, Taylor & Francis Group.
Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.
The increase in social media content offers everyone new challenges and opportunities. That is no different for taxonomists. Now they can define our own terms and hashtags as a basis for findability. This is the epitome of content tagging.
Not that long ago, getting published was the big hurdle for a writer to overcome. You could produce all you wanted, but unless you knew how to get somebody to read your random submission, or you were rich enough to self-publish, your writing lived in a drawer, waiting for you to give it to a friend who doesn’t want to read it. It’s hard to believe how fast technology has opened publishing up to people. Now, anyone with an opinion has a platform, and while it’s as tough as ever to make a living writing, the platform, in many cases, is totally free. So that changes the hurdle from publication to recognition. If everybody has a voice, how do you get heard?
Who would have guessed as little as ten years ago that social media sites would account for massive amounts of traffic on the internet? And it keeps growing. How long before it surpasses search as a driver of traffic?