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“The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.”
-Edward R. Murrow.

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  • Making a decision? Check the data.

    Working in a data-driven business culture is a jargon-y way of saying, “We use science to decide what to do to reach our desired outcomes at work.” Science is, at core, a method of logical inquiry and testing. The scientific method starts with a hypothesis – a hunch or a guess at what makes something happen.

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  • Iraq media usage survey seleased

    In October 2010, I blogged about the "Top 5 New Media Technologies That Can Change Iraq’s Future" for the Foreign Policy Association. Naturally, I've been extraordinarily curious to find out what has been successful and what has been a prevailing problem. Well, recently, I saw a 2011 survey that took a look at Iraq's progress: 2011 Iraq Media Usage Survey Released - New Data on Iraqi Youth Audience Newly released IREX audience research shows that while Iraqis continue to rely on television as their primary source for news and information, social media and mobile devices play an important role in the consumption and distribution of news and information in Iraq.

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  • How secure is your smartphone?

    Here's an article about the most common current smartphone vulnerabilities.  So much that most people don't think about.  Read this with the Arab Spring in mind.  Great insights.

    In December 2010 Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in an ultimate act of protest against harassment by government officials. No one could have predicted the cataclysmic changes that followed. Regimes toppled and dictators were overthrown as Bouazizi's death sparked the Arab Spring across North Africa and the Middle East. Mobile phones and social media were among the most influential media tools used to coordinate the protests.

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