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Facebook Reactions: Not Just Another Smiley Face

Yesterday, Facebook started testing its answer to the “dislike button” in Spain and Ireland: a set of six animated emoji called “Reactions”–love, haha, yay, wow, sad, and angry. The emoji address a lot of what people have asked for on Facebook; specifically, a … Continue reading

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With privacy, communication is critical (but it isn’t everything)

Every week, we’re seeing new stories in the news that highlight the uneasy state of privacy norms. The announcement of Windows 10 came with swift backlash against “privacy nightmares,” Spotify’s new privacy policy sparked another wave of disbelief and outrage, and … Continue reading

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Are we building a data “genome”?

Lately, I can’t stop collecting examples of how data and algorithms have infused our daily lives. But it’s not just the ads we click on or the items we place in shopping carts. Today, data carries intimate information about our bodies, finances, friends, interests, politics, family histories … Continue reading

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In social analytics, maturity is relative

At Altimeter Group, we’ve been measuring the state of social business for several years now. Each year brings new shifts. Some are surprising, others not so much. This year’s theme, in “The 2015 State of Social Business,” by my colleague … Continue reading

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Is your data cheating on you? Five life lessons from the Ashley Madison hack

If you’re not one of the 37 million people whose data was hacked in the Ashley Madison breach, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Sort of. The Ashley Madison story may be great for a few news cycles of schadenfreude, … Continue reading

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Altimeter Group Joins Forces with Prophet

In the flurry of excitement today, I wanted to make sure to mark a momentous occasion; the company I work for, Altimeter Group, announced today that we have been acquired by Prophet. It’s a great move for both teams; we have … Continue reading

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What Brands Can Learn From Pinterest’s Privacy Updates

In the midst of all the complexity and fear about data usage and privacy, it’s nice to see an example of disclosure done well. A couple of weeks ago, Pinterest announced Buyable Pins, which will enable their users to buy products directly … Continue reading

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