Why Google feels it should never ‘forget’. And why they’re wrong.

The European court has decided that people have a right to be forgotten, or have certain things forgotten about. This ruling means that Google is no longer allowed to ‘remember’ certain things for us, forever and for everyone. This morning I read an open letter by David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer at Google. Google, he … Meer lezen over Why Google feels it should never ‘forget’. And why they’re wrong.

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The digital future

Mat Honan's piece 'Kill the password' in the latest edition of Wired almost brought me to tears. Mat's online profile was hacked, probably for his Twitter account, @mat, and the hackers decided to just erase all his documents he had files in the cloud. Which meant everything digital he had, including all the pictures of … Meer lezen over The digital future

Being real. Is it really important?

One of the most important factors for companies to be succesful in marketing is ‘authenticity’. Or at least, such is claimed by marketing gurus. Why is Apple one of the most successful consumer brands in the world? Because of Steve Jobs. And Steve was authentic. Same story with Nike. And Coca Cola. Coca Cola brought … Meer lezen over Being real. Is it really important?

A little wake-up call, by Google

On february 29th Google must have lost a lot of data. Over all social media there were people reminding us that this was the day when we should delete our Google history. On march 1st Google would start combining its data collection (and collected data) from all its services; search, Gmail, Maps, YouTube et cetera. … Meer lezen over A little wake-up call, by Google

Everything you always wanted to doubt about social media

(Well, not actually 'everything', but quite a lot of things.) Just because I love you so very, very much dear reader, I have put together some of the best writing you can find online about social media. I have used objective standards to determine the excellence of each and every article. The fact that all … Meer lezen over Everything you always wanted to doubt about social media

Social media vs social graces

Even though a lot of people seem to think otherwise, Facebook and Twitter are not the first social media ever invented. There has been a long line of media whose sole goal was to make social interaction easier. And ever since that first social medium, actual social interaction has been on the decline. That's not … Meer lezen over Social media vs social graces

Analysts discuss Youtube

"Hello, I am an analyst. I work at a bank. Credit Suisse to be exact. And I say that Google paid too much for YouTube and that they are losing money on it and they probably regret buying it in the first place." Actually, I am not sure whether 'analyst' is a proper job at … Meer lezen over Analysts discuss Youtube