Is Social Media the New Smoking?

As far as I know this is the first time I have come across the term “alt-ac,” which means alternative academic. In his latest post Dr. Joshua Kim discusses  a post  by Jeff Nagle, Social Media is the New Smoking, You can read it here:

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How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Social Networks

I have to issue a disclaimer here because I have never used Snapchat, or even checked out the website. I suppose I need to set up an account and see how it works.

LinkedIn’s New Learning Portal

The network for working professionals, LinkedIn, has announced its new learning portal, LinkedIn Learning. The social network acquired Lynda.com, which has over 9,000 coursese online, for $1.5 billion a year and a half ago. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring LInkedIn for $26.2 billion. Personal disclosure – I nave competed dozens of courses at Lynda.com.

New Google Social App – Spaces

Quoting from the article in appy geek: “Google is not giving up on its social ambitions, it seems, despite its failures with Google+. The companyannounced this morning a new social app called Spaces, which focuses on group sharing. The app allows small groups of users to tap into other Google services, including Google Search, YouTube and Chrome, in order to post links and share content without having to move in between apps. They can also have conversations around that content in a group chat-like interface.”

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