Technology and changes in the workplace

Less than a year since Samsung’s Note 3 and Apple’s iPhone 5 were released, we now have the Note 4 and the iPhone 6. Technology is rapidly changing; so is almost everything around us. In this post, we share some readings about changes in the work environment, their impact, and what possibly lies ahead.

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On Mo Yan, the “Want” Button, Politics on Social Media and the Things We Forget

October 7 to October 12, 2012

Time Magazine has described him “one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers.” Chinese writer Mo Yan becomes the first ever Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize in literature with the October 11 announcement from the Swedish Academy. Meanwhile, Facebook follows up on last week’s one-billion user milestone announcement with the launch of “Collections”.  Also in the lineup, a Twitter study on politics, social media and actual behavior, a new tool to keep politics out of your Facebook feed and the stuff that we’re forgetting (or ignoring) while we keep up with our busy lives.

Photo credit: Johannes Kolfhaus, Gymn. Marienthal ([1]) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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