Vanessa S

Student, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Vanessa S
Posted over 3 years ago
What are your ideas for the future of media?
Thanks subramanyam. Interesting point about future media penetration in countries like Iran and Cuba, due to their political situation. I've thought before that infrastructure is also an issue for developing countries, that may be another barrier to consider.
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Vanessa S
Posted over 3 years ago
What are your ideas for the future of media?
Thanks Stuart, not denigrating Edward's contribution at all! But I am interested in the logistics behind it all... is this something we can opt-in/out of? How will broadcasters and content providers make money from telepathically transmitted media?
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Vanessa S
Posted over 3 years ago
What is happiness?
For me, it's a state of being and that state of being is different for everyone. Interesting argument by Caroline West that we shouldn't use the term "happiness" as a catch-all. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/the-happiness-machine/3147394
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Vanessa S
Posted about 4 years ago
Are social networks consuming your life?
Hi Isabell, thanks for responding! The operant conditioning argument is very interesting. But I'm not sure that I agree the solution is to just block access - I think it implies an unwillingness to engage if you do that (I did it for a time when I was living overseas with access only to slow internet) and if people interpret it that way, you would lose the value from social networking. But you're right when you say that you might be losing control rather than regaining it. Not sure if it makes a difference but there's some interesting applications of artificial intelligence such as: http://site.mycybertwin.com I envisage that it would be a software application (training an AI-enabled avatar, perhaps?) rather than a human agent/service managing your online persona for you. Of course, the technology isn't there at the moment but I think it will definitely be possible in the future.
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Vanessa S
Posted about 4 years ago
How can businesses better manage their social media engagement?
Social media is definitely very important for businesses with a high-volume, low-value business model. But one issue to consider is how social media impacts high-value, low-volume businesses (such as in the professional services.) We know the traditional ways to get a new contract - reputation-building through industry articles and conferences, networking and introductions. Does making blog posts, tweeting and Facebook followers translate into value the same way?