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Communication is Key 

In 1980, 11.2 million people used a mobile phone. In 1990, 12.4 million people used a mobile phone. In 2002, 1.2 billion people had a mobile phone… And in 2014, 4.55 billion people used a mobile phone. That’s over 69% of the world population. We use them not only to speak to one another, but [...]

Facebook is ‘dead and buried’, replaced by simpler networks, study finds

A study of how older teenagers use social media has found Facebook is "not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried" and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. via Facebook is 'dead and buried', replaced by simpler networks, study finds.

Story of a gaming addict

"Looking back, I think I must have been insane," he told me, with a mix of pride and revulsion. "I was so immersed in it at the time. I knew it was abnormal, but never to the extent that I see it now." via Jorge Yao was master of his virtual domain in Clash of [...]

The Grand Theft Auto phenomenon

GTA's vast and action-packed virtual world is frequently more appealing to players than the real one, with 14% of British men admitting they are likely to throw a sickie on the launch day of a new game. Thanks to its gameplay innovations, and helped along by just a hint of controversy, the series has shifted [...]

Kids Giving Back

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of giving a talk to 40 fathers and their sons as part of the Cook for Good program run by the not-for-profit organization, Kids Giving Back.   I have no affiliation with Kids Giving Back other than I occasionally mention them in talks I give.   Kids [...]