Category Archive: Content

Nov 11 2016

Could the recent US elections signal the death of Twitter?

The impact of Twitter in the social media-scape is beyond dispute, but is it a victim of its own success, which could jeopardise its future? Without a doubt, the impact of social media, such Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, to disseminate information, and to nurture a collective consciousness, cannot be underestimated. We have not only …

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Sep 23 2016

10 important email security tips and practices

Before Gmail, there was Yahoo Mail, which was, and still is, popular in the Caribbean. With the theft data on over 500 million accounts stolen, we are reminding email users of basic security tips. Earlier this week, reports emerged that global technology firm, Yahoo Inc. had been hacked and data associated with over 500 million email accounts …

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Sep 09 2016

Why hasn’t e-book publishing taken off in the Caribbean?

Although there might be an impressive catalogue of Caribbean literature, much of it is not available electronically. We discuss some reasons why. For those of us who love to read, electronic (e-)books have been a godsend. While we may miss the tactile experience of handling a printed book, or the pride of owning stacks of …

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Jul 08 2016

Is Facebook dead for marketing and promotion?

Once again, Facebook has changed the algorithm governing its new feed. We discuss likely consequences of that move. Over the past five years or so, social network, Facebook, has been an essential channel through which businesses market and advertise their products and services to the social network’s 1.5 billion-plus subscribers. In turn, paid advertisements have …

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Jun 29 2016

Snapshot: state of Open Data in the Caribbean in 2015

Summary of the Caribbean results in the 2015 Global Open Data Index exercise. The concept of “Open Data” is not new in the Caribbean. It began to gain prominence around five years ago, with the crystallised into the first Caribbean Open Data Conference, and the Caribbean Open Institute. With regard to understanding the term ‘Open …

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