How Social Media Has Changed Us Mike Laurie works at London agency Made by Many where he helps design social digital stuff. You follow him on Twitter @mikelaurie. Over the last 10 years, we've seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in? Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. Child Literacy It stands to reason that children who read and write more are better at reading and writing. Ambient Intimacy Lisa Reichelt, a user experience consultant in London coined the very pleasant term "ambient intimacy." Consider the many communications technologies through history — the telephone, Morse code, semaphore, carrier pigeons, smoke signals — they are all fairly inconvenient and labor intensive. Knowledge Was Power The Reinvention of Politics Marketing Flux
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Social Media Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ By Chris Crum · April 1, 2014 Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, … Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You've Had By Chris Crum · April 1, 2014 Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update … NBCU Kills DailyCandy, Television Without Pity By Chris Crum · March 31, 2014 Last week, news emerged that NBCUniversal-owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity are shutting down. YouTube Banned By Turkish Government By Val Powell · March 28, 2014 LinkedIn Launches 'Content Marketing Score' By Chris Crum · March 27, 2014 The Good Wife: Will’s Dead, What Now?
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