Weekly digest of week 34 2010

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Wired youth forget how to write in China and Japan Like every Chinese child, Li Hanwei spent her schooldays memorising thousands of the intricate characters that make up the Chinese writing system. Does Your Brand Really Need To Be ‘Social’? A day doesn’t pass without headlines proclaiming that social media is changing everything (as are […]

  • Wired youth forget how to write in China and Japan
    Like every Chinese child, Li Hanwei spent her schooldays memorising thousands of the intricate characters that make up the Chinese writing system.
  • Does Your Brand Really Need To Be ‘Social’?
    A day doesn’t pass without headlines proclaiming that social media is changing everything (as are mobile, geo-location targeting, etc.)
  • Now Playing – Night of the Living Tech
    Life in the media and communications terrarium, it seems, is getting increasingly perilous. The predictions of demise are piling up. Phone calls, e-mail, blogs and Facebook, according to digerati pundits recently, are speeding toward the grave
  • Overuse of Digital Devices May Lead to Brain Fatigue
    The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.
  • Social Steganography: Learning to Hide in Plain Sight
    Social steganography is one privacy tactic teens take when engaging in semi-public forums like Facebook. While adults have worked diligently to exclude people through privacy settings, many teenagers have been unable to exclude certain classes of adults – namely their parents – for quite some time.

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Rick Mans is a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or his personal blog

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