In the modern world, meeting people online through social media for relationships has become a norm. Gone are the times when people used to wait to find their lovers as social media is helping in initiating and maintaining relationships in ways that were never possible in real-world relationships.
The most important aspect of connecting through social media is that you can manage to reveal or conceal the things about yourself and your life. It helps you avoid the risk of rejection, and it eventually gives you space where you have to decide which person is right for you so that you can self-disclose the things to that specific person. Meeting someone for the first time is always comfortable if it is through an online medium.
The positive and negative effects
There are apparent positive and negative effects of social media platforms. Online dating websites provide users with a vast potential audience to choose the right person from. These sites have helped people establish and sustain their relationships without an actual need to be physically together.
Due to various social media platforms, you have more positive changes if you wish to connect to a potential partner. You will have a plethora of options to choose from, and you will be exploring the details about the other person before you proceed further. Dr. Kathryn Moore, who is working as a psychologist at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, LA, believes that social media has helped people connect in ways that were not traditionally possible.
On the other hand, social media may have ruined the emotional side of the commitments since the pursuit of perfection persuades people to move on if they discover differences in other people. Additionally, profiles with fake details mislead people. As per research by Clarissa Silva, Behavioral Scientist, 80% of the active users report that it is rather easier to deceive others on social media platforms.
With all the ease in online relationships, you may end up having multiple relationships, and you will not be able to put utmost attention to a single relationship, which will make it harder for you to assess things positively.
How to build meaningful relationships online?
The core idea is to engage with a potential partner to evaluate if things could go in a positive direction. Hence there must not be distraction due to multiple online relationships. Additionally, nobody is perfect in this world, so accepting the flaws is the basis of a great relationship. You can work things out if there are differences by talking and spending more time with the other person.
Though getting to know about the other person is very important if you are pursuing to build meaningful relationships online. However, it is the best idea to save a few interactions for in-person meetings so that both of you can explore the mutual and collective aspects of life.
Think Twice Before Posting Anything Personal in your profile
Maintaining your social media profile is very important since it will help you interact with the desired audience. To grow a relationship that started online whether platonic or romantic, on tenderfling dating site and any social network, you should show yourself — not just the social media version. You should not lie and use deception about yourself to attract people. You must also try not to mention a lot of complete personal details in your profile because that information shall be accessible to strangers that you don’t know. Always think twice before posting anything particular in your profile and save these things to be disclosed in person.
Data-Driven Operations Are Key to Future of Manufacturing
In the near future, manufacturing companies will collaborate in hyperconnected value networks in which data-and-analytics applications drive productivity, new customer experiences and societal and environmental impact. A new white paper, Data Excellence: Transforming Manufacturing and Supply Systems, released today presents the challenges for manufacturers and provides the steps to overcome them.
According to the report, nearly three-quarters of 1,300 surveyed manufacturing executives consider advanced analytics to be critical for success and more important today than three years ago. However, only a few companies capture the full value that data and analytics can unlock to address manufacturers’ most pressing challenges. Less than 20% of surveyed participants prioritize advanced analytics to promote either short-term cost reductions or longer-term structural cost improvements. Only 39% have managed to scale data-driven use cases beyond the production process of a single product and thus achieve a clearly positive business case.
Surveyed manufacturers cited various challenges that impeded their efforts to further scale and implement data-and-analytics solutions within their plants and across networks:
- They struggle to prioritize the right value-adding use cases from a broad range of applications
- They have not put in place technological enablers, such as data security or advanced algorithms
- They lack critical organizational enablers, such as skills and capabilities and effective internal governance
This study by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), features insights from a unique community of 40+ manufacturing organizations and leading academics and public sector representatives, identifying six priorities to capture value from data and analytics in manufacturing:
- Define a data-to-value strategy and roadmap
- Incentivize internal and external ecosystem partners
- Build capabilities to capture and use data
- Implement an open platform to unlock data silos
- Enable connectivity for low-latency, high-bandwidth data flows
- Ensure data security and privacy
“These findings will help accelerate our journey to support companies in devising a path forward to reach the next level of data-based manufacturing excellence, build trust among manufacturing, suppliers and customers, and unlock new value through the development of new data-driven ecosystems,” said Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production at the World Economic Forum.
“Manufacturing is on the verge of a data‑driven revolution,” said Daniel Küpper, Managing Director and Partner of BCG and a report co-author. “But many companies have become disillusioned because they lack the technological backbone required to effectively scale data-and-analytics applications. Establishing these prerequisites will be critical to success in the post-pandemic world.”
As a next step, the community is co-developing a Manufacturing Data Excellence Framework, which comprises value-adding applications as well as technological and organizational success factors. Companies will be able to leverage this framework to accelerate the development of globally connected manufacturing data ecosystems.
World Bank Group and CES Announce Global Tech Challenge Winners
World Bank Group and CES announced the winners of the Global Tech Challenge at CES®2021.
The result of a partnership between the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and the World Bank Group, the Global Tech Challenge was launched at CES 2020 to reward scalable and innovative technological solutions in three main areas: digital health in East Africa, resilience in India and gender equality around the world. Technology solutions that helped communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic were also prioritized.
Selected among over 1,000 applications, three winners were selected for gender equality, 10 for resilience and 17 for digital health. More details about the selected innovations can be accessed here for health, resilience and gender equality.
Global Tech Challenge winners will have the opportunity to access financial and/or technical assistance to pilot and scale their solutions on the ground with private sector companies, governments and within development projects financed by the World Bank Group, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.
“From closing the digital divide to building resilience in the face of natural disasters or pandemics, innovation can solve some of the most pressing development challenges. The World Bank Group is pleased to support impactful programs focused on bringing equal access to connectivity to women in developing countries and to recognize cutting-edge solutions such as AI-enabled robots to rebuild homes in post-disaster areas. Now is the time to scale up solutions that have proven effective, so that no one is left behind in the new digital era,” said Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure.
“Disruptive technologies are a fundamental driver of economic growth and job creation—and key to solving development challenges around the world. At IFC, we are proud to support the private sector in bringing these technologies to emerging markets, with innovations that range from portable ultrasound devices that can detect COVID-19 to medical tools that provide real-time cardiac diagnoses even in remote areas,” said Stephanie von Friedeburg, Interim Managing Director and Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer at IFC.
“We are thrilled to be continuing our work with the World Bank so the world’s best and brightest innovators at CES can collaborate with the World Bank Group to enter new markets, provide solutions and aid in development,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. CES 2021 will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world. For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation, and CES 2021 will provide an engaging platform for companies large and small to launch products, build brands and form partnerships.
Absolute Digital Media On The New Digital Marketing Trends of 2021
The year of 2020 is one that many of us are more than happy to leave behind for new beginnings, but with a new year also comes a new load of marketing trends. Out of these marketing trends, which of them will be best for your business? In this article, we will be providing you with insight into some of the new digital marketing trends for 2021.
Social Media Will Become More Important Than Ever
Social media has been used in marketing for several years now, but in 2021 it will be more important than ever before. With platforms such as Facebook implementing a market place for individuals and businesses to advertise and sell their items, this will be a new way for customers to not only to discover companies but also purchase items directly from their Facebook pages. This will become a new way for agencies such as Absolute Digital Media to use social media to increase their own visibility as well as their clients.
Virtual Events Are Here To Stay
Throughout the year of 2020, people all over the world were forced to stay inside for longer than ever before as the virus took a hold of our lives. However, this has led to several businesses adapting to still host major events without having their attendees to travel. This has meant that virtual events for marketing have become more popular than ever before. This has been a popular move for an online marketing agency as this has provided them with the platform, they need to show their expertise and show their branding.
Absolute Digital Media On Using Chatbots
In addition to virtual events, there has been a huge focus on automation as we head into 2021. One of the biggest trends when it comes to marketing is the use of a chatbot. With several industry experts such as Ben Austin CEO of Absolute Digital Media and several others singing the praises of chatbots when aiding the conversion funnels, this is a new way of aiding customers through the discovery stage of the conversion funnels and into purchasing a product from you whether through your own website or another retailer.
Personalised Marketing Is More Important Than Ever
Along with virtual events and atomisation, personalised marketing techniques are more important than ever before. With personalised marketing in the form of email marketing and personalised messages, you can personally help the customer on their journey and make the sales process significantly easier. Though this will take time to implement this can provide your sales team with the perfect opportunity and aid in closing deals in the long term. This will not only help to boost your business, but it will make sure that the conversion funnel is optimised fully.
As a business owner, you want to make sure you have the best for your business and these trends are on, hand to help you out. Which of these will you be implementing within your business throughout 2021?
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