Social Like Mary Shelley

Like Mary Shelley

When she wrote Frankenstein, it changed everything. A different style of writing. A different kind of writer. And the use of technology in ways that no one expected and that left a mark. Henry Ford did that. One car and one process after another, for decades. Companies wanted to be the Ford of _____. Progress makes …

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Social Stuntvertising

Stuntvertising

It used to be, you paid money to run an ad. A little piece of media, bought and paid for. The audience came with the slot. Today, of course, the ad is free to run. Post your post, upload your video. Free. What to measure, then? Well, one thing to measure is attention. How many …

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Social Nothing is liberating about cheapened sex

Nothing is liberating about cheapened sex

Hook-ups, slutwalks, ubiquitous porn — the pendulum of permissiveness has swung too far Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. In the case of Matthew and Carly Lunn, the bride misinterpreted the final requirement. The couple, who married in Rhodes, hit the news on account of their marital photoshoot. Instead of the passé sunset …

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Social The 2019 DV Lottery is Now Open

The 2019 DV Lottery is Now Open

Seeking a green card? Online registration for the State Department’s 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery program also known as the “green card lottery,” is open now and closes on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at noon Eastern Time. Registration is free, beware of fraud schemes. Please note that due to a technical issue, entries submitted between October 3-10 when the …

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Business Let’s focus on cybersecurity for small businesses

Let’s focus on cybersecurity for small businesses

If you own a small business or work for one, you’re probably concerned with protecting your business’ data. You want to make sure that sensitive information isn’t accidentally deleted, turned over to a scammer, or hacked. So this week, during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, let’s focus on making sure you know the resources the Federal …

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Social Technical skills, power and influence

Technical skills, power and influence

When a new technology arrives, it’s often the nerds and the neophiliacs who embrace it. People who see themselves as busy and important often dismiss the new medium or tool as a bit of a gimmick and then “go back to work.”

Financial services Lessons From a Bank Heist

Lessons From a Bank Heist

Swift can’t do it alone. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, an organization that enables money transfers worldwide, has come under fire after a rash of bank hackings — some of which bear fingerprints of nation-states including North Korea. In response, it announced this week a series of new measures aimed at protecting the global financial system from cybercrime. These steps can’t …

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Social Lawsuit Seeking Transparency in H-1B Lottery Selection Process

Lawsuit Seeking Transparency in H-1B Lottery Selection Process

Recently, the American Immigration Council (Council) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) teamed up on a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking to “obtain the information needed to provide the public with an understanding of the operating procedures and Defendant USCIS follows when administering …

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Europe How Western Capital Colonized Eastern Europe

How Western Capital Colonized Eastern Europe

Yet another Eastern European country is about to get a populist, anti-immigration, euroskeptic government: Billionaire Andrej Babis’s ANO party enjoys a wide poll lead ahead of the October parliamentary election in the Czech Republic. The central European country would join Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. If that sounds ominous, there is at least one bulwark against extremism …

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