Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 16, 2011

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Facebook fell victim to an unfortunate amount of spam, filling many people’s newsfeeds with pornographic and violent images. Once clicked on, the images would post on that users wall, creating a chain reaction that went on for nearly 48 hours. Always be weary of what you click on. In other news, a study by the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of online adults use social media. But, it’s not the technology or networking that we’re so drawn to, it’s our friends. 67% of people use social networks to strengthen relationships they already have. And finally, researchers at MIT have created a computer chip that mimics the way our brain thinks. The processors operate using analog functions, just like the brain, but are capable of simulating the thought process faster than any human could. Analog processing makes artificial intelligence possible.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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