Although Facebook is the world’s leading social network, within sight of a billion global users, it isn’t actually very social, if by social we mean enabling humans to interact in a manner that reflects actual human composition and behavior.
Humans are complex beings with multivariate responses to life’s situations. We feel happy. We feel [...]
I was driving with my ten year old daughter in the car recently. Over the course of the drive, she casually asked a number of questions, some about things she encountered in the landscape (“how do you think they got those lights all the way into that tree?”) and others about whatever a ten year [...]
During the golden years for Hasidism in Eastern Europe in the late 1800’s there were abundant thriving Hasidic communities that flourished under the leadership of a strong leader. Each community selected a leader based on their demonstrating strong leadership qualities. In a nod to ‘nature’ in the nature vs. nurture argument, believing leadership qualities are [...]
Update: This post recently appeared on Venture Beat: http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/10/why-twitter-has-a-problem-going-mainstream/
Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently wrote about why Facebook works for all while Twitter works for some:
…And, like my family, she [his sister] never really took to Twitter. When I asked her last year why [...]
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- About the Author
Nathan Safran is a former Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the Digital Home. While at Forrester, Nathan authored research studies on trends, attitudes and behaviors of consumers toward technology adoption and use.
Nathan has been quoted as a subject matter expert in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Fortune magazine. Currently, Nathan heads the Research Department at Conductor, Inc an SEO Technology Platform firm.
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