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Author: Laura Solomon

OPLIN 4Cast #747: As the pandemic drags on, only now are steps being taken to narrow the digital divide

Posted in 4cast, and digital divide

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a lot of things over its course, but perhaps one of the most noticeable points of attention is the digital…

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OPLIN 4Cast #745: I’m not invited, but Clubhouse still makes sense in social’s evolution

Posted in 4cast, and Social Networks

Since I wrote a few books about social media and libraries, I do a lot of workshops about social media trends. Recently, I was asked…

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OPLIN 4Cast #737: Even during the pandemic, more ordinary consumer health tech is making strides

Posted in 4cast, and Healthcare

This month, state employees have the opportunity to participate in a health and wellness challenge where the goal is to accumulate the most steps and…

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OPLIN 4Cast #733: Tim Berners-Lee is remaking the Web to be private

Posted in 4cast, and privacy

Even Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely accredited with the creation of the web, acknowledges that the original intentions of his invention have been subverted and it has turned into something dystopian. In an effort to make something better, that accounts for the rights of the individual over those of Big Tech, he’s created a startup, called Inrupt, that’s been making news headlines.

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OPLIN 4Cast #727: Can the holidays go virtual? We’re about to find out

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More than ever, people are looking for ways to make the holiday season more palatable, as most are restricted from traveling or getting together with their friends or family. Several new iterations of existing technology are helping to meet this need.

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