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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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Your personal data in your hands – literally
Your personal data in your hands – literally 765 510 StJohn Deakins

Why your personal data should be in your hands (or your back pocket) not floating in the cloud Your personal data is, well, personal. As more and more of our…

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What your data tells advertisers about your gender… and why it matters.
What your data tells advertisers about your gender… and why it matters. 3351 1832 Claire Hovey

Facebook is more than a pastime for idle thumbs; it’s a multi-billion pound selling platform for brands of all sizes. Facebook gathers all the information you leave behind when you…

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Why it’s important to verify brands and citizens are real
Why it’s important to verify brands and citizens are real 700 700 StJohn Deakins

Real, harmonious data sharing CitizenMe is passionate about enabling you to unlock the value of your data on your terms. This value can take many forms. In the current CitizenMe…

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Facebook Privacy Shortcuts
Data and Facebook Privacy: Is it time you had a clean-up?
Data and Facebook Privacy: Is it time you had a clean-up? 748 748 Beth Hepple

Personal privacy and data protection is hitting the news big time at the moment, especially in Europe with the introduction of GDPR approaching in May 2018. Companies such as Google…

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Why NetNeutrality Matters – CitizenMe in CityAM
Why NetNeutrality Matters – CitizenMe in CityAM 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday, CityAM asked us if The US Congress should reconsider the move to scrap NetNeutrality following this weeks day of action. Our answer: Yes! This is economics 101. Infrastructure and service companies…

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Artificial Intelligence: Winning Vs Humanness
Artificial Intelligence: Winning Vs Humanness 480 294 StJohn Deakins

Do you care about winning?  It turns out that Artificial Intelligence does too. Google DeepMind has discovered that in highly competitive situations, the more intelligent an AI becomes the more aggressive it’ll…

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