Category: Social Media

Communication Sprawl

A few weeks ago I finished a book by Charles Montgomery called Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.  A self-professed cosmopolite, I found the book enlightening and started thinking about my surroundings a bit differently.  One idea that…

Social Media & Dating

It occurred to me recently that social media has really destroyed the discovery process of getting to know someone when going out on dates. Social media makes it really easy to “learn” a lot about a person before meeting them. The danger with this,…

Connection Paradox

The internet, and social media in particular, has given us new options for connecting with people.  “Friend” people on Facebook, follow people on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, or connect with people on LinkedIn.  But do these digital connections have the…

Live Video Streaming

Meerkat and Periscope are two new apps that allow people to transmit live video streams.  Basically, you can transmit live video via your smartphone or webcam to followers who want to watch the action in real time. With Periscope you…

Burnbook

Burnbook is one of many new apps that allows people to anonymously post comments or pictures.  I blogged about similar apps, Secrets and Whispers, last year.  The difference with Burnbook is that it is restricted geographically to a local area…