This rumored Facebook app can, and will take ambient social mainstream (link). I like highlig.ht, and thought Glancee was neat as well, except what they don’t have, of course, is 500+ mobile users (link)… well, except Glancee by way of that Facebook acquisition (link).
Vine, Vine, Vine, Vine, Vine.
You know who’s kicking themselves? The guys over at, now defunct, 12seconds.tv.
If someone has something really important to say/post/whatever, and is willing to pay $7 for it to get promoted to the top of my feed, go for it. First posts, while being eye-catching, isn’t what Facebook is about to me. More power to them, though.
For me, and others I know, we create an imaginary bookmark when we’re on Facebook. You remember where you last left off and you scroll from top, to bottom. We’re not fans of “Top Stories” and always toggle to the “Most Recent” option.
The comments in this TechCrunch article bewilder me (some make me frighten our youth): http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/03/us-promoted-posts/
Facebook is a company, and they need to make money. Of all things they can do (and have done), this is probably one of the least-intrusive things that they could do to generate some $$$ off of these promoted posts. (#1 least-intrusive tactic goes to selling ad-space on the logged out screen. I found that both hilarious, and clever.)
It will be interesting to see if there’s a way to limit these (per user?). Anyone know?
Little experiment: Google MyTrack, Run Keeper, Nike+ Run (Taken with Instagram)
The exciting thing about Google’s Project Glass is that it’ll usher in a new type of photography with more emotion, and a more personal story told through the eyes (pun intended) of the photographer. It’s easy to instantly connect with the photo above. It’s a raw emotion that is hard to capture with a cellphone, digital camera, or even through the magic of photoshop. I cannot wait until this comes out.
(Taken with picplz.)
I remember cartoon villains wanted a billion dollars as ransom money. Today, it just buys social platforms. Glad to be a kid when I was.
Please toast to parents who sacrificed for us. Thank you mom and dad.
If you liked it then you should’ve put a Pin on it. Don’t be made when you see that he Pinned it.