Today, we pack more computing power in our pocket than it took to get to the moon, and we can send a message to anyone in the world in less than a second. We’re overloaded with information, and as a consequence, many of us feel more anxious, more distracted and less productive. Why? “Unlike computers, we do not have limitless storage nor do we have unlimited time”, writes Julia Hobsbawm in her book Fully Connected. As a social network analyst, she says that people today are struggling with over-connectedness and are searching for meaning. People need to look more closely at what she calls “social health”.
In China, LinkedIn is offering its tried and tested formula of professional networking with some unique twists.
The week that was: LinkedIn enters China with an innovative model; Sina Weibo plans US listing; the Chinese renminbi depreciates; and banks fight back against internet finance channels. LinkedIn Connects with China Six months ago people were curious why LinkedIn isn’t blocked in China, like Twitter, Facebook and many other networking sites are. Well, […]
How companies like Tencent are finding ways to keep their services free China is in love with Tencentʼs mobile chatting application, WeChat (Weixin in Chinese). The service—a close copy of the US application WhatsApp but with novel features like a ‘shakeʼ function to add new friends and walkie-talkie-like voice chatting—had more than 260 million users […]
You are invited to download the June issue of CKGSB Magazine. You’ll enjoy articles and interviews like: COVER STORY: The Future of Freemium: In light of the recent debate over whether WeChat should start charging its users, CKGSB Magazine takes a close look at the freemium model in which a company provides the bulk of its services […]