Entries Tagged as 'from the 21st century with love'

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

An App For Love

By maximizing efficiency, technology has transformed dating into a routine for the acquisition of sex. Love has been, literally, written out of the code for a generation afraid to catch feelings. . . . Death. The future, as per usual, arrived first in Japan. Last year fewer babies were born in Japan than any year on record. […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Engineers in the Mist

 5 Days & Nights With Startup Millennials in San Francisco.     THURSDAY MORNING: San Francisco’s Hottest Zip Code . “Our power was out this morning,” The text message from S, the 27-year-old CTO of a fashion startup in San Francisco reads, “And hopefully it is back on now but… ?” In Los Angeles, I receive this […]

Monday, April 20th, 2015

UX Cruelty

Don’t blame it on the algorithm — assuming you’re designing experiences for “happy, upbeat, good-life users” might make you a terrible person.   My friend is going through a divorce. Like nearly 5 million other Americans. And recently Facebook greeted her with this careless user experience:   When this UX intrusion happened to her, it reminded me of a similar, […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015

SXSW 2015: The End of Techno-Joy

  Art by: Sue Zola   I used to be pretty excited about technology. I’ve worked in social media since before the term existed; I co-created an app, I wrote pretty rah-rah-tech essays that people liked, like “Why Iron Man is the First 21st Century Superhero” (hint: his relationship to tech). I, like you, side-eyed wet blankets like […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Future of Brands and Social Media

We used to understand that brands were run by humans. But now, a decade in to social media, we are beginning to experience brands as human. And our technology is increasingly improving at executing the simulation.  . . In the future, it will have begun, like you knew it would, during the 2015 Super Bowl. “The Coca-Cola Company spent a […]