2016 for me personally was a good year. For the world? Not so much. Trump, Brexit, Aleppo, Zika virus and several terrorist attacks in Nizza, Cologne, and Berlin left the world shaken. For 365 days the small world I am living in and the outside world collided. In my Facebook timeline. Here is what my year looked like.
No matter which social platform you look at, the political stories of this past year are woven neatly into our personal stories of birthday parties and anniversaries, weddings, Christmas parties, aging parents and newborn children. Never seemed our personal lives and our political views be so intertwined.
With Marie Kondo's "Keep only what sparks joy" philosophy being popular these days, people get rid of even more stuff. How is everyone doing it? Here is a brief history of giving away your stuff. With as many cute monkeys as we could fit into it.
Personality analysis is used to develop better insights into buyers' behavior. But what happens when this is used to micro-target opinions or news? Cambridge Analytica might have influenced the last US election and it might be just the tip of the iceberg.