Clo: mother, teacher, girl geek and tech optimist. Author of « Digital Marketing like a PRO », the handbook for anyone with a digital pulse. Lazy sins: enjoys listening to podcasts while taking a bubble bath. And hopes AI will do her groceries.
O hai! Happy Saturday! Still not looking forward to Christmas or End of Year celebrations but reading and writing a LOT. I think I accidentally got pregnant with my 4th book. Raw material here: https://www.bnox.be/search/label/digital%20culture
We don't even notice it anymore — “link in bio”. It's a pithy phrase, usually found on Instagram, which directs an audience to be aware that a pertinent web link can be found on that user's profile. Its presence is so subtle…
Clo WillaertsAnil Dash: “ We’re almost forgotten that links are powerful, and that restraining links through artificial scarcity is an absurdly coercive behavior.”
By Elaine Filadelfo Monday, 9 December 2019 What were this year's most 🔥 Tweets? Who reigns supreme? Drumroll please... it's our annual Year on Twitter global report. New global memes, #GameOfThrones fever, and a terrifying baby…
Clo WillaertsTwitter just released its trend report for 2019, and 'Game of Thrones' was the most talked-about TV show on the platform, followed by 'Stranger Things.' The Insta-famous World Record Egg had the most retweeted tweet of the year, and the most tweeted-about movies were 'The Avengers: Endgame,' followed by 'Toy Story 4' and 'Joker.
Oh, and the Notre Dame in Paris burned.
Location History Visualizer is a tool for visualizing your collected Google Location History data with heatmaps. Of course, the tool has its limits: I've noticed it doesn't take locations into account from before data roaming became free in the…
Clo WillaertsJust discovered a new tool called Location History Visualisation. It sucks in the Location History data from your Google account and displays it in a heat map.
This heat map revealed where in Belgium my two secret loves can be found. One is in a city, and the other one is out in the woods.
A blaring siren suddenly rips through the Ring camera, startling the Florida family inside their own home. 'It's your boy Chance on Nulled,' a voice says from the Ring camera, which a hacker has taken over. 'How you doing? How you doing?' 'Welcome…
Clo WillaertsRing cameras are the wildly popular home surveillance devices owned and heavily marketed by Amazon. But now owners in the U.S. fall victim to “ring trolling”: the hacking is part of a podcast series called NulledCast, where they troll unsuspecting Ring owners. Turns out it is not that hard to hack a Ring.
Let us consider the ultimate artifact of physical popular culture circa 2019: The Museum of Ice Cream. Launched in 2016 in Manhattan's Meatpacking District as a temporary interactive art exhibit, the Museum of Ice Cream has since opened……
Clo WillaertsThis is interesting:
Buying “stuff” was the mistake of the 2000s. Experiences became the quintessential unit of consumerism in the 2010s.
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The world is accelerating. Years of technological disruption, tumultuous politics and an always-on workplace have left us out of breath. The end of the year gives us an opportunity to slow down. Every December, we on the LinkedIn editorial team…
Clo WillaertsLearnt something new: Zebras instead of Unicorns.
Hearken co-founder and CEO Jennifer Brandel, who co-wrote the Zebra manifesto, explains: Zebras are startups focused on fixing real-world problems by building sustainable and profitable businesses that grow at a manageable pace, refusing the usual cycles of funding rounds and blitzscaling. “It’s about being based on values besides ‘grow fast and exit,’” she says.
The Internet of Things (or IoT) might sound like an alien term to consumers but, devices described as IoT are more commonplace than many realize. What does the term mean exactly? Think of it as any device that has to connect to the Internet in…
Clo WillaertsThe FBI (!) is offering advice on security for anyone who recently received an IoT device or is gifting them this season.
Most of these are things you should be doing anyway.
You made 2019 the year of TikTok, when millions of people all over the world participated in endless entertainment in hilarious, quirky and joyful moments that broke the norms of expression and creativity. If we could celebrate all of this year's…
Clo WillaertsTikTok released its TikTok 100, highlighting the most popular viral videos, memes, artists, and trending topics on the platform for 2019. The list, as the New York Times notes, 'showcases TikTok’s power to generate conversation and drive meme culture.'
Agriculture. Two types of companies will be very important. Professional agriculture companies—Pioneer, DuPont, Monsanto (ah! Monsanto!). Yes, companies like Monsanto will be very important. I believe that in the developed world there will…
Clo WillaertsWho will run the world? What will we eat? Quartz asked 46 experts for their best predictions on the world in 2070.