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vnewman2
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3/21/2016 | 6:13:47 PM
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Furthermore - I feel that people who manage this way are control freaks and micromanagers where everything has to happen under their personal supervision.  If you follow Marissa's way of thinking, why not make people live in a commune inside Yahoo headquarters because someone might have a brilliant idea after-hours?  I mean, you can go to far with certain ideas, and this was certainly one of them.
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3/21/2016 | 6:08:53 PM
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@impactnow - yes because you see how well that served Yahoo.  As the saying goes, "You always fear what you don't understand."  There was a right way to embrace telecommuting there at Yahoo and she chose not to, so it's no surprise that, in the end, such short-sighted thinking gets you nowhere fast.
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3/21/2016 | 4:44:11 PM
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We can only hope so it enables companies to tap into such a broader base of talent! Hopefully the Marissa Myer era thinking will come to close.
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3/21/2016 | 12:55:45 PM
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In my opinion, the cultural shift is long overdue and the mentality that you must be "live in person" in order to be working is a leftover notion from the industrial age when everyone worked in a factory.  But this new generation of workers, the ones who grew up texting and playing on iPads, will get it - and I predict we will see a shift in thinking when they come to power.
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3/18/2016 | 5:53:10 PM
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If it makesif  our jobis  more effective and effeicient becasue of the technology.Hoever a  cultural shift needs to occur to enable telecommuting on a wide scale. Just browse job postings and see how many state "on site only".
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3/18/2016 | 8:46:19 AM
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Indeed, it was, Brian! :) When you come to think of all these companies that are developing and investing so much, and you see the great number of specific shows on this technology you can't deny the importance and inpact of it in the future, a quite near future if not already happening in some cases. As for what mentioned about Facebbok acquiring Oculus Rift, Mark Zuckerberg talked about it at MWC in Barcelona last month. But then again, as I said to Technorati below, I am not quite sure if VR and AR are going to do any good when/if are adopted as a way of social-networking. I'm afraid real human communication is going to suffer even more. -Susan
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3/18/2016 | 3:47:49 AM
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@Susan, it must have been a great experience!

Facebook acquired Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Facebook might see VR as an important development for social media or maybe, it is an investment exercise similar to Google's purchase of YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion that had little to do with the search business and a lot to do with the display network business.   
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3/17/2016 | 7:54:51 AM
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Technorati, yes, I also think it's an immature way, and coward as well. It shows the true colors of people. Certain things can't be done through technology. Yes, yes. I have seen that, too. It doesn't even have to be a game. It can be just scrolling down something, or tapping on buttons contantly moving from app to app. "And now the "tech Gods" are going to give the "emotionally underdeveloped" yet another way to escape interaction with others and now add reality to it."--> I was telling Brian below what I saw yesterday at a VR and AR show in London. Your sentence well describes something that made me wonder if VR and AR are really going to do any good to social networks and human interaction. It was omething proposing to meet your family and friends in virtual settings. I haven't thought too much yet about the whole thing. I am not sure yet how it makes me feel. I thought about it as the evolution of Second Life. Yes, yes, Technorati, and I am afraid you might be right. -Susan
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3/17/2016 | 7:25:55 AM
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Brian, I was this week at a VR and AR show in London. I can tell you that both VR and AR have left the gaming zone to moved to every other industry to be deployed in a variety of ways. I am not sure, though, if VR and AR are going to do any good to social networks, as I saw it yesterday. -Susan
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3/16/2016 | 11:51:46 PM
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It's certainly and interesting entertainment option but I have rarely seen video used beyond the static video conference for business purposes. I will be interest in seeing how this evolves to make people more efficient in their jobs.

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