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Daily Archives: December 11, 2022

No, Remote Employees Aren’t Becoming Less Engaged

Harvard Business Review: “…To more deeply explore the nature of how remote collaboration is changing over time, we gathered metadata from all Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex meetings (involving webcams on and/or off) from 10 large global organizations (seven of which are Fortune 500 firms) spanning a variety of fields, including technology, health care, energy, and financial services. Specifically, we compared six-week snapshots of raw meeting counts from April through mid-May in 2020 following the Covid-19 lockdowns, and the same set of six weeks in 2021 and 2022. All of these organizations had at least one of the meeting software tools heavily utilized at the start of this time period, with Microsoft Teams being the most common across all three years (representing 71% of the meetings across the data). This dataset resulted in a total of more than 48 million meetings for more than half a million employees…”

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 10, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 10, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

How publishers are learning to create and distribute news on TikTok

Reuters Institute: “TikTok is currently one of the world’s fastest-growing social networks with its addictive algorithm surfacing an endless stream of short, entertaining videos. Until recently the network had a reputation built almost exclusively on fast-moving, funny or musical memes, but stories such as Black Lives Matter, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine… Continue Reading

Social Media Seen as Mostly Good for Democracy Across Many Nations, But U.S. is a Major Outlier

“As people across the globe have increasingly turned to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other platforms to get their news and express their opinions, the sphere of social media has become a new public space for discussing – and often arguing bitterly – about political and social issues. And in the mind of many analysts, social… Continue Reading

The Murky Path To Becoming a New York Times Best Seller

Esquire: “No one outside The New York Times knows exactly how its best sellers are calculated—and the list of theories is longer than the actual list of best sellers. In The New York Times’ own words, “The weekly book lists are determined by sales numbers.” It adds that this data “reflects the previous week’s Sunday-to-Saturday… Continue Reading

Tracking Social Media Bans

Center for Data Innovation: “Researchers at Surfshark, a cybersecurity company based in the Netherlands, have created a dataset tracking governments that have imposed restrictions on Internet service or social media companies from 2015 to the present. For each restriction, the dataset contains the dates, duration, affected population, available context, and notes on the restricted platforms… Continue Reading

Books of the Year 2022

“Every year, The White Review asks friends and contributors what books they’ve enjoyed reading and rereading.” Please take some time to read this wide ranging, insightful group of recommendations, unlike other Best Books of the Year lists you may already have read.  Poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, new and old, books from writers around the world.… Continue Reading