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Neville Hobson
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Communicator, blogger and podcaster. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects.
Communicator, blogger and podcaster. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects.

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Like everyone in the contemporary workplace, communicators confront information – data – on a scale unimaginable a decade ago. We’ve all heard the term “Big Data” but do we really understand what this means? Can we see what we must do right now to enable…

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Most reasonable people are aware that if you publicly publish something defamatory about someone else that is false, you can be sued for libel. If you lose the legal case, it can be expensive for you in terms of damage to your reputation as well as a…

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The recent rise and spread of so-called fake news is a topic that’s generating a great deal of opinion on what to do about it. I’ve weighed in, too, in a recent episode of the Small Data Forum podcast. Now, on the 28th anniversary of the founding of the…

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One of the great benefits offered by the social web is the open way in which people can connect, not only via the obvious means of social networks but also through engaging in discourse and conversation in the commenting sections of websites, blogs, etc.…

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Narrative versus Fact – the 'asymmetric information warfare' : #SmallFDataForum podcast

In mid 2016, the first episode of a new business podcast was published that set out to address a timely matter facing all of us today: How do you make Big Data less intimidating, more actionable and thus more valuable? That is the question at the heart of…

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If you run a self-hosted blog – like WordPress, for instance – now’s the time to enhance your confidence and that of your visitors and community in its security and trust. While this is mostly about data security, it’s also about search engine…

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On Monday January 2, I had a blast being a guest co-presenter on the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast episode 68 with Shel Holtz, CC Chapman and Dan York. Over the course of a lively 97 minutes – FIR podcasts always go for the long listen – we…

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It was a sheer delight to be on an episode of the +For Immediate Release podcast again. A great discussion with +Shel Holtz +C.C. Chapman +Dan York. As Shel notes in the intro, this episode marks the beginning of the 13th year of FIR podcasts. Quite a journey!


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One of the things I like most about The Fourth Transformation, the new book from Shel Israel and Robert Scoble published in December 2016 that I just finished reading, is the way in which it will help you to join up the dots and begin to understand the…

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The anthropologist explains why being scared about AI has more to do with our fear of each other than killer robots
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