If nothing else, KINSHIP could encourage debate and dialogue, it should help us raise awareness. When students ask us whey we have KINSHIP, it allows King's staff to engage in conversations about why we should all measure what we say.
Communication's completed a huge curve of development and returned to a medium that drives brevity and encourages short cuts, leaving little room for chatty content. That said, it's become an art from that's produced some classic tweets that come close to Hemingway's famous, poignant six-word story: "Baby shoes for sale, never worn."
Vine is already excelling. Much fuss has been made - perhaps almost as much as the app launch itself - over the small, unaffiliated site Vinepeek. Apparently created just hours after release, its functionality is simple: string together Vine clips, in real time, one after the other, automatically.
You all follow Instagram-My-Expensive-Food-Guy, right? And Blog-My-Baby-Woman? How about Here's-All-My-Work-This-Week-Writer? You'll soon be blankly consuming Vine-My-Walk-To-Work-Dude. They're people telling you their lives have depth, that they're fabulous.
Every business has now become a publishing company, whether they like it or not. Today, every company is responsible for providing content for the media channels which they own. Whether they commission material from partners, suppliers and industry experts or create their own, every business requires good content.
n the past couple of weeks you may or may not have seen the new Ikea ad featuring an emerging underground act with one of their songs plucked from near obscurity into the popular stratosphere known as Prime Time.
It keeps us connected to friends, occupies those spare five minutes while we're waiting for the bus and - let's face it - we wouldn't be without it. But sometimes social networking drives us crazy. Here are the reasons social media stresses us out.
We spend a lot of time there of course (on average four hours a day), and it is where we get a lot of our information about other religions and people. It is increasingly where movements and identities are forged - and is a platform for very different groups to interact.
I'm not going to lie, there are instances that are sucked up by the media and sometimes it is hard to overlook that one hoodie-clad 17-year-old walking up the street without thinking there is a knife hidden in there somewhere, but people need to stop believing all that they read.
Now that we've vanquished all doubt and accepted that science is f*cking cool, let's take a moment to really appreciate the fact that for every celebrity-obsessed-teen on the TV, there is at least one science geek somewhere in the world sharing his wisdom, online, with those who crave it.
I obsess over my number of Twitter followers. I'm fairly sure that most people do - well, my Mum probably doesn't, but you know what I mean. I check...
The once science fiction notion of hyper-connectivity - where we are all constantly connected to social networks and other bubbling streams of digital data - has rapidly becoming a widespread reality.
Since the first commercially operating printing press ran paper through its wheels in the late fifteenth century, the art of communicating a message h...
It's hard to be objective, my personal aversion to meetings is an almost visceral rage, but I fear they may even be destroying our productivity. The powerplay of meetings is depressing, the mangle of overt and covert agendas. People taking turns to speak, then zoning out when it isn't their turn.
The re-writing of history is not solely constrained to the entry on Armstrong either. Check out the Tour-de-France entry, his name has been removed from the winners list, added and removed again more than 30 times in the last three days alone.
Back in the old days it was simple. Fast forward to 2013 and look at the distribution network for an online operation? Who are the paperboys? Who are the distribution managers? And when will companies with digital ambitions, who value their content, realise that they must invest more in how they distribute content?