How Social Media Change Business

Facebook and other social media present challenges like brand management and opportunities like cost-cutting for business willing to embrace modern technologies.

"The phenomenal growth of Facebook and other social media has been seen by many companies as a great marketing tool. But could their impact be even more profound, shifting for ever the traditional hierarchical organization of business? Outside the work environment, people now expect to be able to share photographs, video and text, discussing them in real-time with whoever is interested. From a user's perspective there is little difference between these activities and working with collaborative online tools in business. ... The widespread availability of broadband internet has removed most of the technological hurdles faced by virtual organizations."

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Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."

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The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.

Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
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A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.

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Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
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  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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