From town square to private connections: is that Facebook of the future? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 3,000+ word post last week, spelling out a new vision for the social network.
It prompts just one small question: Facebook, who are you?
Zuckerberg’s essay, entitled “A privacy-focused vision for social networking”, signals a radical shift. Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has encouraged openness, connection and sharing. But now, it would be “privacy-focused”, featuring encrypted services and content that “won’t stick around forever”.
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it's available in more than one language. Technology, like mobile apps and online learning platforms, is becoming an increasingly important teaching tool all over the world. That’s also true in emerging markets; accessible technologies can essentially be used to take information and digital resources into remote, rural and under-resourced schools.
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low. As I was writing this article, I was fortunate enough to be at a conference in Florence, Italy. Like a growing number of women who travel overseas, whether for work or leisure, many of the trips I’ve done in recent years have been alone.