Alexandra Samuel is a digital explorer.

For two decades Alexandra’s writing, research and speaking have shaped the way we use and understand the Internet. An internationally recognized expert on the business and social impact of technology, Alex works with the world’s leading companies, NGOs and publications to craft the stories and strategies that define how we live and work online.
From the pages of The Wall Street Journal to the boardrooms of Fortune 1000 companies, Alex sparks the conversations that turn organizations and people into online leaders.

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Alex is a frequent speaker on how technology affects businesses, communities and families. From big-picture insights into sharing economy and data-driven business, to the nuts-and-bolts of working with social media or managing kids’ screen time, find out how Alex can help inspire and inform your audience.

Alexandra Samuel is a digital explorer.

For two decades Alexandra’s writing, research and speaking have shaped the way we use and understand the Internet. An internationally recognized expert on the business and social impact of technology, Alex works with the world’s leading companies, NGOs and publications to craft the stories and strategies that define how we live and work online.
From the pages of The Wall Street Journal t to the boardrooms of Fortune 1000 companies, Alex sparks the conversations that turn organizations and people into online leaders.
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Alex is a frequent speaker on how technology affects businesses, communities and families. From big-picture insights into sharing economy and data-driven business, to the nuts-and-bolts of working with social media or managing kids’ screen time, find out how Alex can help inspire and inform your audience.

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Join me for this 40-minute online Skillshare class, where I share my step-by-step process to handle email efficiently and effectively. Stop spending time in your inbox and start spending time on the things that matter. You’ll learn how to:

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Vancouver residents get a taste of the future

This playful story about Vancouver’s role as the world’s sci-fi capital was backed up with numbers and graphics: a data set I developed myself, showing where supernatural productions are filmed, and a map of top Vancouver locations.

To Fix Fake News, Look to Yellow Journalism

Think “fake news” is a new phenomenon? This piece for JSTOR Daily looks at the long tradition of lousy journalism — most notably, the “yellow journalism” phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Why parents shouldn’t feel technology shame

I’ve spent the past two years conducting a series of surveys on how families manage technology, gathering data from more than 10,000 North American parents. And it turns out that the most successful strategy, far from exiling technology, actually embraces it.

The World’s Most Influential CMOs

How do you identify the world’s 50 most influential CMOs? As the data journalist for this report from Forbes, Sprinklr and LinkedIn, I developed the research methodology, did the data analysis and wrote this year’s definitive report on what makes a winning CMO.

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What if you could use online tools the way Alex does: to beat digital overload and focus on the work that matters most?

Now you can learn to use social media like a pro. Work Smarter with Social Media: A Guide to Managing Evernote, Twitter, LinkedIn and Your Email is a new book from the Harvard Business Review Press that shares Alex’s approach to using social media on the job.

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