Founded in 2008, Inversoft focuses on profanity filtering and moderation software. The company provides products and expert services to protect brands online from the challenges created by the proliferation of user-generated content, including the sharing of personally identifiable information, cyber-bullying, predatory behavior, and other online threats.
“We built the product to protect kids and brands online,” said Marketing Director Sean Bryant. “If you're truly concerned about either, you want to make sure the complete system is consistently effective.” While Inversoft’s rules-based filter approach is a very accurate, high performance solution, computers are still not effective at drawing context from language. “There are some companies trying to use artificial intelligence to pull context from the online conversations, but they just haven't proven reliable enough,” Bryant said. “At Inversoft, we believe the best approach is to combine the technology of an intelligent filter with human moderation to best protect kids and brands online.”
LinkedIn has always been the social network site that was closest to the “original” (or pre-Web 2.0) idea of networking – the professional kind. So, since a lot of people start thinking about callings and careers before they’re 18, it makes sense that LinkedIn should be open to high school students.
Last month the social site announced it would open its doors to people 14-17. LinkedIn also announced its new University Pages, which are similar to its company pages. In addition to being able to research the kind of information anyone would find in college and university Web sites, teens, parents and other LinkedIn members will be able to learn about and connect with alumni. It’ll now be “easy to quickly see how a school’s alumni network overlaps with your personal friend network, opening opportunities for an online introduction to a friend of a friend,” Time.com reports.
Student's Due Diligence
So for example if a high school student at your house is a musician and wants “to find a great but affordable music conservatory with a good liberal arts program, LinkedIn’s university pages can show you what percentage of a school’s alumni are currently working as musicians, as writers, and as waiters,” Jolie O’Dell at VentureBeat reports. “If I’d had this tool 15 years ago, I could have seen that my college was, in reality, a much better choice for music teachers than performers and nurses or biologists than writers,” she writes.
Marriott is paving the way in customer engagement by creating the travel industry’s first online travel game to engage new and current customers. The game is part of Marriott’s innovation strategy intended to reach a new generation of travelers.
Xplor, a mobile travel game (currently only available on iOS App Store) allows users of all ages to ‘explore’ the world by visiting 5 gateway cities while challenging them to complete tasks, puzzles, answer trivia questions and compete with others for Marriott Rewards points redeemable at more than 3700 hotels across the globe.
Players travel the world to top tourist destinations, learning cultural differences, experiencing new foods and customs while collecting items, obtaining stamped passports, friending other users and chatting live while sharing and collaborating to solve Xplor’s many challenges.