Web3 holds the promise of decentralized, community-powered social networks

Venture Beast

Web3 will usher in a new era of social networks with a creator-driven economy and a focus on community interests over gatekeeper interests. Read More.

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Socialization on the verge of Web 3.0: Social computing

Dataconomy

Social computing is a branch of computer science that studies how people interact with computers and computational systems. Computing is inherently a social activity.

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The Majority Of Chinese Social Media Users Are Social Savants

Forrester Digital Transformation

Have you thought about whether your audiences use social media to interact with your brand, and in which part of the customer lifecycle they use in social media? Our recent survey found that Chinese social users are super active and show greater acceptance of social media.

SimplicityDX publishes 2022 ‘State of Social Commerce’ impact study

Venture Beast

Gerry Widmer, CEO and director of SimplicityDX, said "social commerce represents both the biggest problem and the biggest opportunity in revenue and customer satisfaction for e-commerce brands today.”

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

LitPic raises $1.5M for subscription-based social network for creators

Venture Beast

LitPic has created a subscription-based social network that allows creators to monetize their social followings. Social Andy Karuza category-/Online Communities/Social Networks Dena Lawless influence marketing influencers LitPic Maurice Yi Ryan Lewis Social networks

How CIOs Can Use Social Media To Further Their Career

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to use social media to connect with other professionals Image Credit: Jason Howie. It turns out that the answer might be right before us: social media. From the outside, social media can look like a constant flurry of activity.

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Brainlabs acquires social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition

Venture Beast

Digital marketing agency Brainlabs has acquired the social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition. GamesBeat Mobile Social Brainlabs Brian Bowman category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services Consumer Acquisition

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Alexis Ohanian and Polygon will invest $200M in decentralized social media

Venture Beast

Polygon and Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six will invest $200 million in decentralized social media projects. Consumer GamesBeat PC Gaming Social Software Alexis Ohanian blockchain category-/Finance/Investing category-/Online Communities decentralization Polygon Reddit Social Media

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FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms

Tech Republic Security

The Washington Post has revealed details of a contract with a software company that will allow the FBI to track social media posts. The post FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Build Social Compliance Bridges, Not Blockades — For Your Own Sake

Forrester IT

Compliance pros, try to recall your last interaction with your marketing peers about social media: How did it go? Social Compliance. Social Marketing. Social media. Digital Compliance Security and Risk Social Compliance Social Marketing Social media digital marketingWas it productive? Who initiated the conversation? If you're like many organizations today, your answers go something like this: "Not well," "no," and "not me.". Do you see a pattern?

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Social media is making us stupid, but we can fix it

Venture Beast

Social media distorts the mental models we build of the world, degrading our collective intelligence and our ability to make good decisions. Business DataDecisionMakers Social category-/News Social Media

Social VoIP

IT Toolbox

Group Calls Come to Social VoIP. Facebook Messenger recently debuted a new feature that enables users to launch group VoIP audio calls from any group chat. Facebook initially rolled out VoIP calling back in 2013, and within a year they were able to boast that Messenger calls comprised 10 percent of all mobile VoIP calls being made around the globe. In addition

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Minds raises $10M for decentralized and encrypted social network and messaging app

Venture Beast

Minds, a crypto social network, has raised $10 million from the tech freedom group Futo for its decentralized communications. GamesBeat Mobile Social category-/News cryptocurrency DeanBeat Mobile and Social encryption instant messaging Minds social network

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How the pandemic jump-started mobile gaming’s social evolution

Venture Beast

We are now entering a new phase in the mobile gaming era where games are increasingly becoming social networks. Read More.

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Breakthrough Book: Digital, Data, and Social Networking Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

I rebranded this blog as Social, Agile, and Transformation over ten years ago, an instinctive change based on three fundamental changes I was sensing in the nature of business. .

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Low-tech social engineering attacks

CTOvision

Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various professions, including a doctor and a pilot, to help facilitate his financial scams where he used false identities to forge checks and cash them in. Abagnale ended […].

Why professionals are turning to online social networks in droves

Venture Beast

VB Home Page business social networks category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations Jobbio tech hiringApps like Fishbowl, Clubhouse, and LinkedIn provide invaluable access to professionals in your field with remote working here to stay. Read More.

Social gaming platform Rec Room raises $100M at $1.25B valuation

Venture Beast

Social gaming platform Rec Room has raised $100 million at a $1.25 AR/VR GamesBeat Social category-/Online Communities/Virtual Worlds DeanBeat News Nick Fajt Rec Room user-generated content virtual realitybillion valuation. The funding is a win for user-generated content. Read More.

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Niantic acquires Mayhem to boost social gaming communities

Venture Beast

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has acquired social gaming community platform Mayhem to bring greater social activity to its games. Business Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social John Hanke mayhem Mobile gaming Niantic Pokemon Go

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Bunch 2.0 pivots to a social gaming metaverse

Venture Beast

Bunch has pivoted from a social layer for games to a more expansive metaverse that aims to keep players coming back for longer times. Read More.

From the election lie to GameStop: How to stop social media algorithms from hurting us

Venture Beast

Some fresh ideas for how to stop social media algorithms from damaging society by amplifying lies and fringe ideas. AI Social VB Home Page algorithmic amplification category-/News category-/People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics category-/Reference GameStop

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Noice raises $5M for ‘playful’ social platform for gamers

Venture Beast

Noice has raised $5 million for what the startup is teasing as a “playful” social platform for gamers. GamesBeat PC Gaming Social category-/Business & Industrial DeanBeat News Jenni Wilson Jussi Laakkonen Noice

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Building the data commons for health, social media, and more…

Trends in the Living Networks

A little while ago I was interviewed by Don McPherson for his 12 Geniuses podcast series on The Future of Social Media. We covered a lot of territory, starting with the history of social media through to today and beyond. I observed: Social media are a commons.

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Wisq’s social platform aims to help workers connect on non-work things

Venture Beast

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Researchers find people are more receptive to social robots during the pandemic

Venture Beast

In a preprint study, researchers present evidence that perceptions of social robots are changing for the better as a result of the pandemic. Read More.

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Hootsuite acquires Sparkcentral to unify and automate social customer service

Venture Beast

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The Culture DAO launches the $CULTUR social token at the Virtual Beings Summit

Venture Beast

The Culture DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) is launching its social token, dubbed $CULTUR, at the Virtual Beings Summit event. Read More.

Social casino game maker Huuuge will raise $150 million in Warsaw IPO

Venture Beast

Social casino game maker Huuuge said it will go public in an initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Huuuge social casino games Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Pew: 73% of Americans believe social media platforms censor political speech

Venture Beast

Ahead of the 2020 election, Pew Research found that a majority of American adults believe social media platforms censor political speech. AI Business Social Election 2020 Facebook politics Social Media Twitter

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Social Engineering and Phishing

CTOvision

Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Users who are aware of the potential for social engineering attacks and learn to recognize them can use simple methods to thwart these attacks successfully. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

The Social Dilemma: How digital platforms pose an existential threat to society

Venture Beast

The Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that explores the negative impact social networks are having on society and humanity. Read More.

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Brag House launches its social network for amateur esports competitors

Venture Beast

Brag House has launched its platform for connecting gamers in a social network built around amateur esports competitions. Esports GamesBeat PC Gaming Social Brag House category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat News Lavell Juan Super Smash Bros Texas Loyalty Cup

It's time to retire the Social Security number

Tech Republic Security

With 40 million people having their SSN exposed during the T-Mobile hack, it's time to reconsider the usefulness of the Social Security number

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Rec Room social gaming platform raises $145M at $3.5B valuation

Venture Beast

Social gaming platform Rec Room has raised $145M at a $3.5B valuation. That is just nine months after raising $100M at a $1.25B valuation. Read More.

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Setting Goals for Social Media

IT Toolbox

Social media has become an increasingly important part of marketing efforts. But to be effective a social media campaign must be planned and coordinated. That starts with figuring out just exactly what you want to accomplish with your social media presence. Social media is so diverse that it's easy to lose your way in the social media forest. To prevent this you must have

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The tech sector can — and must — disrupt social inequity

Venture Beast

If we’re going to achieve social equity, we need a collective effort across the entire tech industry, and it starts at the top. Business Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial social equity

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Spatial launches AR social workspace on mobile

Venture Beast

Spatial has unveiled its social augmented reality workspace on mobile, allowing people to log into its 3D experiences from smartphones. Read More.

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How AI can tackle complex social problems, from loneliness to stigma

Venture Beast

Arezou Soltani Panah is teaming up with social scientists and policy makers to solve complex problems like loneliness and family violence. AI VB Home Page ai AI research category-/Science general artificial intelligence machine learning MLOps social sciences Transform 2021 women in AI awards

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Picnic helps orgs protect data from social engineering threats

Venture Beast

Picnic offers a preventative solution to social engineering attacks which allows them to see what data an attacker could gather on their employees from social media, data brokers, breach repositories, and the dark web.

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. These days they use a more sophisticated attack: social engineering. What Is Social Engineering? How Can A CIO Counter Social Engineering?

With Blackstone’s backing, Murka stakes a claim in social casino games

Venture Beast

billion social casino game market seems saturated, but Blackstone-owned Murka of Ukraine has grown to three million monthly active users. In $6.2 Read More.

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Pokerface maker Comunix raises $30M for social mobile games

Venture Beast

Comunix, the maker of the hit game Pokerface, has raised $30 million in funding to reinvent social gaming experiences. GamesBeat Mobile Ben Simon category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games Comunix DeanBeat Mobile and Social mobile games Pokerface