Why The ‘Gig’ Economy May Not Be The Workforce of the Future

The “gig” economy might not be the new frontier for America’s workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as ideal for people who want the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs don’t offer. Yet the evidence is growing that over time, they don’t deliver the financial returns many expect. And they don’t...

Twitter Plans To Bring Back Chronological Timeline- Here’s How To Get It

Twitter is bringing back reverse chronological feeds and will be testing changes "in the coming weeks". Twitter is making changes to allow users to switch back to a chronological timeline, two years after replacing it with an algorithm-generated feed of the "best" tweets. The company's decision in 2016 to alter how tweets were presented on users' home pages came in for...

Too much screen time? New Phone Controls For Kids & Adults

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you’re on Instagram at work (shame on you). Apple’s tools...

By 2025, Machines Will Do More Work Than Humans, a New Report Says

The robot apocalypse is coming There’s one number that people forget to talk about when bemoaning the imminent robot apocalypse. It’s not the number of seconds it takes a robot to solve a Rubix cube (.38) or the number of hours it takes to train an algorithm to detect cancer (we did it in two!). It’s the number of jobs that will be created with...

Instagram Receives Backlash Over Eating Disorder Hashtags

Some potentially harmful hashtags were not accompanied by warnings, with campaigners claiming it poses a "health risk" for users. Instagram says it is working to improve the artificial intelligence it uses to protect vulnerable users after communities promoting eating disorders were not picked up on the app. Since 2016, the social media giant has held a policy that whenever a user...

Youngsters Now Prefer Texting vs. Face-to-Face Communication

We’re seeing growing concern about the impact on teenagers of smartphone usage in general and social media in particular. A new report makes for disturbing reading in a number of respects, not least that 13-17 year olds now prefer text messaging to face-to-face conversations … The report, entitled Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences, was published by Common Sense, which describes itself...

As Google Turns 20, Has It Gotten To Powerful?

Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more. That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous...

Top 15 Influential Afro-Latinos Reshaping Pop Culture

As the internet and viral dances brings us closer together, artists from around the world have the ability to garner the ears of billions of people with the right song. Like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s unavoidable smash single “Despactio” that spread like a wildfire in 2017, tying the longest reigning number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts...

Gary Vee Breakdown What It Takes To Be A Influencer Marketer

The following is an edited excerpt from #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk. The excerpt was provided by HarperBusiness Publishing. You can buy a copy here. Q: Where do you see the biggest untapped opportunities in the social media influence space? Where is the next big thing coming from? A: Influencers have more power than ever because now...

Video Games Boxes Issues New Warning

Popular titles like Fortnite and FIFA can allow players to wrack up huge bills by spending money on in-game items and currencies. Video games boxes will soon sport an icon warning parents of the potential for extra purchases, in a bid to avoid instances of children unwittingly spending hundreds of pounds on digital items and currencies. Many popular titles offer players...