Much of the data collected and used today is to understand human behavior, which is very important from both a societal as well as a business perspective. Everyday, we interact and observe each other's decisions and body language to collect enough data to understand people around us.
The advent of smart phones has given power to the people. The presence, speed and accessibility allows the everyday citizen to report and break news to a global audience faster than traditional journalists, and much faster than news reporters. This has resulted in a society that's more politically active than ever before (and that's a good thing.)
The Gold Rush is over, and as we have moved more and more into the digital realm, the brand new commodity is data – because everything depends on it.
Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.
You read something that will make you healthier and pledge to do this from now on. You start as planned and one day as you happily browse...you see a contradictory piece on the very thing you have been doing to improve your health!! So frustrating isn't it?
A woman in rural Mexico recently told my colleague, "We've always been told we don't have a voice, but that's not true. Since
Why are women not too embarrassed to show your genitals to a beauty therapist but are able to put up with the discomfort of waxing, but so embarrassed they can't go to the doctor and talk about the lump they've found in their vulva or the fact they're bleeding after sex?
As you get older you hopefully realise that 'knowledge is power', and the more of it you possess, the greater your ability will be to adapt to the diverse situations that life can throw at you. To put it simply, if you continue to educate yourself you will become a more well-rounded human being.
Video is huge. A shift in lifestyles, an increase in device ownership, the improvement in quality of film produced on devices and the ease of sharing it are all key drivers for the uptake of video. As consumers, we watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube every day.
This latest episode will capture the public's imagination - as a good spy story always does - and will threaten to impact the reputation of not only the intelligence services involved, but also their governments.