Category: Social Media

Lifelogging

Wearable devices and new technological capabilities are increasing the ease with which people can participate in lifelogging, the act of capturing and recording every moment of your life, kind of like a diary.  The first time I heard about this in…

Reinforcing Social Connections

In late March I heard a story on CBC’s The Current about a scientist who studies a pod of sperm whales in the Caribbean.  One of his main areas of focus is how sperm whales communicate.  Through observation, the scientist…

Bumble BFF

Online dating app Bumble recently started offering matching services to find a BFF [best friend forever] of the same sex.  Bumble works similarly to Tinder, except that women make the first move, once a match is made.  After completing a profile…

Digital Emphasis & Weighting

One thing I’ve grown to dislike about social media is the way in which it alters our perception of what makes something important.  When we are offered only a few bits of information, for example on somebody’s online profile, it…

Memory Maker

Earlier this month, at a friend’s house, she read aloud a notification from Facebook informing her that at this time, on this date one year earlier, she had been at Bar X watching Band Q.  It made me think of how…