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Author: Carlos Veira Lorenzo

The dirty secrets of Speed

Digital Transformation is a buzzword these days. It is so for good reasons. Many businesses today face fierce pressures from competitors leveraging web scale technologies and digital business models. Many others must also adapt to younger customer bases that are particularly sensitive to engagements via digital means. In this context, Digital is no longer an instrumental item to the business, but a defining one.

Technology has always had the ability to speed things up. We have been hearing this forever and, precisely because of this, we all tend to normalize our perception about speed and minimize how relevant it can ...

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell – Part 2: “The Dark Side”

What we have seen on our previous post may seem interesting and powerful. Essentially, what we are doing is opening the door to creating local datasets with personally identifiable information coming from our Social Networks. That's a pretty big deal. Therefore, there are a couple of things that we need to understand before going forward.

Privacy, Law and Ethics

Usually, on Digital Media, whenever you can access some information is because you have rights and permissions to do so. However, I would like you to consider the difference between “can” and “should”. Now, you have the chance to “download” datasets ...

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell – Part 1: “The How To”

Liking, commenting, tagging, bookmarking or defining something as favorite are all common on-line activities these days. However, most of us don't realize the depth of information we leave behind each time we perform them and what we can actually do with that information.

This is perfectly understandable in a world that hides all those details behind APIs that regular people can't use. Fortunately, this is no longer the case anymore. Today I would like to show you how to leverage the Social Media Scripting Framework to extract meaningful information from those that connect with you or your brand in LinkedIn. ...

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