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A Solid Welcome To Tim Berners Lee from All Of Us At CitizenMe
A Solid Welcome To Tim Berners Lee from All Of Us At CitizenMe 961 797 StJohn Deakins

This weekend Sir Tim Berners Lee posted One Small Step…, announcing the commercialisation of SOLID, a personal data store concept that he and a team at MIT Labs have been working…

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Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed)
Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed) 2141 1729 StJohn Deakins

People say that our data is “the new oil” but in reality crude oil is, well… crude. It’s not usable in it’s natural state so we refine it, ‘crack’ it and…

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Ripping It Up
Ripping It Up 991 622 StJohn Deakins

The Transcript from StJohn talking on the RipItUp – Start Again | Episode 1 yesterday.  A new monthly TV show from Disruptive.Live about Entrepreneurs who are reinventing marketplaces with technology. I love the…

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This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU.
This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU. 1920 1281 Alexia Keller

The 25th of May 2018 hailed the arrival of a new law in the EU that will impact pretty much everyone connected to the internet. It is called the General…

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Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce)
Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce) 1065 1041 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 I posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post. The way that we frame our language about ‘humans and data’, our new digital…

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Facebook Ad Preferences protect privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy 2146 1058 Beth Hepple

In our last blog we talked about the reasons we might need to have a digital detox and the effect that being always online is having on our day-to-day lives.…

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Digital Detox
Digital detox I: How to get healthy online
Digital detox I: How to get healthy online 1600 1200 Beth Hepple

We are citizens addicted. Not just to the things you might expect like alcohol and cigarettes, but to our screens and devices. There’s always a latest detoxing fad, but it’s…

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CitizenMe Investigates: Love in the modern age
CitizenMe Investigates: Love in the modern age 1280 1122 Claudia Velilla

Has online dating killed our happily-ever-after? The modern age has given rise to a lot of societal changes, from meme culture and information (or disinformation) freedom, to AI. The internet has…

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Christmas Insight
And the best Christmas song is…
And the best Christmas song is… 1280 857 Beth Hepple

As our Citizens, you regularly share your thoughts with us via the app. When you complete those lovely light blue fun tiles, you can also see how your opinions compare.…

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Lightbulb moment
Intelligence by likes: is it important?
Intelligence by likes: is it important? 770 616 Beth Hepple

Ahhh your online self. Is it the real you, the best you? One thing that we can say with some level of certainty is that our social self isn’t always…

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Donald Trump
Can Facebook data predict your political view? Yes, yes it can
Can Facebook data predict your political view? Yes, yes it can 1280 1225 Beth Hepple

If you’ve been keeping up with our insights lately, you will have seen that there’s been a lot of chatter at CitizenMe about how your Facebook persona says a lot…

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The perks of acting your age online… and the risks    
The perks of acting your age online… and the risks     3453 1913 Claire Hovey

For many, age is just a number. For others, it’s a mindset that reflects every ounce of maturity and wisdom they’ve squeezed out of each passing birthday. Whatever your feelings…

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