There may still be times when advanced technology begs us to consider the myth of progress.
Once upon a time, the hashtag was a pound sign.
Google published a video on Monday announcing a new job role and challenge: Pokémon master.
The medium is the message? Not anymore, according to Ben Huh. Nowadays, “the form factor is the messenger.”
Selfies were never the mark of the online mastermind, but they’ve gone far beyond the oft-mocked duck face and background poo to a place from which they can likely never return.
No, there isn’t one distasteful selfie variety to point to and support this assertion, unfortunately – there are many. And they will all make you say, “stupid selfies.”
What makes a good selfie? Is it the angle, pose, lighting, filter, or how photogenic you are?
The answer is none of the above. As this sea eagle illustrates, it’s all about attitude — and species. Say hello to animal seflies.
Anyone with a cellphone, smartphone or mobile device, is likely to have taken and uploaded a selfie — or maybe a few dozen.
This week there’s been a bit of mania surrounding the Twitter IPO. As users of the social media platform, we should all remain cognizant that we are the product. So Twitter’s value is based on the activity and engagement from it’s 230 million users.
Part of Conan O’Brien’s genius in the last few years has been his social media savvy. And until recently, he says there was one vital piece missing from his social media empire: LinkedIn.
“I don’t know what LinkedIn is,” he says. “It has to do something with business. I know nothing about LinkedIn. Regardless, I found out I didn’t have a presence and I was enraged.”
We wish this was a joke, but apparently in today’s viral video, this is a very real product they’re selling.