Entries Tagged as 'facebook'

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, […]

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 […]

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Page Me

John Waters’ agenda appears to finally be working. Books are suddenly cool (not that they ever weren’t, but, like pizza, books are very hot right now.) I first noticed it right before New Year’s eve, when this post by Austin Kleon was making the rounds: I read 70+ books this year, new personal record. Here's what I […]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Objectionable

Our technology is turning us all into objects. And it doesn’t matter how you treat objects, does it?   I have been responsible for more selfies than most people. I didn’t take them. They’re not of me. But I launched an app which allows users to easily create mirrored images. So the leap from this: […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Once And Future Myspace

Have you seen the new Myspace video yet? Oh, no? Here it is. Go ahead, watch it. I’ll wait — For anyone who knew WTF social media was before they got a Facebook account in 2007 when everyone else they knew was doing it — you may understand. Myspace was built on music. When Friendster, […]