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On Using Social Media – and it using me.

One of the earliest websites that I used was back in college to create a webpage is called Lynx. That leader merged to a social site called Geocities that allowed people to publish webpages based on specific community avenues. A lot of people with different tastes an interest to congregate and share information with one another. From there I moved on to things like live journal and posted on random blogs. It wasn’t until 12 years ago that I took a job as a Photoshop specialist that I really started…
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Im Afraid of the DeepFake Army

When I first started learning about deepfakes, one of the things that concerned me the most was how this technology could be used to create even more fractures in our political environment. Neural networks are being used to develop artificial faces at a surprising rate - and a simple search on Google provides tons of resources where individuals can generate faces automatically that do not exist. It is long with known that generating emails from bot accounts can also be automated. Conversational text can also be automated as well…
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The Balance of Privacy versus Convenience

Reflection Blog Link: As consumers use more and more apps and digital services, a trove of information is being built online.  In an effort to spur convenience, organizations have started to look towards ways to use this information to help consumers.  As helpful as this may be in the world of retail, I believe that a lot of this is still considered invasive and creepy by users. The article posted here illustrated a couple of great use cases for how big data could help customers - and I believe…
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Still Struggling with Gutenberg

I've been a big evangelist for designing sites on Wordpress for quite a while.  I think that deploying a site on them is incredibly easy - made even easier with things like the Installatron app in Godaddy.  So much so, the first book I wrote was based on how to get yourself up quickly using Wordpress for a photography website.  We used it to power a lot of sites in my previous work (Layersmagazine.com, LayersTV.com, Lightroom Killer Tips, Photoshop TV, Kelby Training) - so it definitely proved that it could…