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Apple is right to not hack iPhone for FBI

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The story about the FBI, and now the Department of Justice, wanting Apple’s help in hacking the iPhone used by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack has gripped America over the past week. And what a story it is. The FBI says it wants Apple to …

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10,000-character tweets won’t fix Twitter

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You know what you call a 10,000-character tweet? An email. In case you haven’t heard, it appears Twitter is considering lifting the 140-character limit that defines it in favor of a 10,000 character limit. The tweets, according to these reports, wouldn’t necessarily be seen in their entirety in your feed, …

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The Friday Fix: Nov. 20, 2015

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Welcome to the Friday Fix, where I share random thoughts to ponder before the weekend. So here’s the real Chicago weather forecast for tonight and Saturday. There’s a winter storm warning for heavy snow that may or may not stick. Accumulations could range from 1-6 inches downtown to as much …

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The Friday Fix: Nov. 13, 2015

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Welcome to the Friday Fix, where I share random thoughts to ponder before the weekend. This cold weather in Chicago isn’t cold at all. The normal high temperature for this date is 50 degrees. It’s 48 now and we’re all bundled up and freezing and complaining like we’ve got icicles …

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Facebook Notify: What problem does it solve?

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Facebook released its long-awaited Notify app. We’ve heard a lot about it, but little about what it actually would do. Many instantly thought it was a competitor and knockout punch to Twitter and its new Moments feature. Turns out, Notify isn’t that at all. In fact, Notify has nothing to …

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The Friday Fix: Nov. 6, 2015

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Welcome to the Friday Fix, where I share random thoughts to ponder before the weekend. The salted caramel hot chocolate at Ghirardelli is amazingly good. I’ve had salted caramel drinks before and usually the salt is a bit overpowering. This was just right. I’ve been very cautious lately when it …

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Twitter Moments: There’s no Lightning

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I was so excited about Twitter moments. Twitter, with all its real-time data, was destined to hit a home run here. Hire a staff of people to curate and capture what we’re talking about and drive conversation to the point where current users are excited and new users sign up …

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The trouble with Twitter Moments

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As someone who has been using Twitter since 2008, I was not particularly excited about its new product Moments. Advertised as a curated way to keep up with the best of Twitter organized by subject, my first thought was … why would I need that? I follow the accounts I …

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Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for following me on Twitter

I love being a social media professional, and today made me love my job even more. For as long as I can remember, I have been trying to get Jimmy Fallon to follow me on Twitter. I have been tweeted by the @FallonTonight account, which is awesome, but until today …

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World Cup champs: Social media on KGO

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Tuesday. That’s the day we talk social media on KGO’s After the Bell with Jason Middleton and Kim Foster. Today, we talked about Facebook and Twitter’s performance during the World Cup, as well as LeBron James’ performance during the World Cup and Spotify’s wedding data gathering. Here’s the short version: …

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