It’s time we acknowledged a new species – they call themselves ‘social media gurus’. For the most part, they look and act human, but be not mistaken. They reek of pompiety; and at networking events, as soon as they introduce themselves, they set off a domino reaction of eye rolls from people surrounding them.
Category: Social Media
Imagine receiving a notification that an old-time friend you haven’t seen in years is just two streets away? Alphega allows just that. Launched in September last year, Alphega allows users to see – in 3D – social media updates that take place in their vicinity.
Yet another survey has been created with the seemingly sole intention of making women feel insecure about the roles they have chosen in their lives. The newest white paper from She Knows, details the differences in social media use between women who work outside of the home, and stay at home mums.
Seniors now too can enjoy the benefits of social media, with new app Tapestry taking the hassle away from current social network configurations and offering a more intuitive, user-friendly interface.
Lots of different people blame social media for different things, but even I am surprised it’s being blamed for a ten percent jump in reported HIV cases across the Australia in the past year. I’m surprised about it, and also totally pissed off.
Encryption isn’t always about doing something illegal. We live in a time when bored kids can hack entire servers with a smart phone, and understanding that a need for more complex and increased security is not always the sign of illegal activity seems to be a nuance not every government agency has caught on to.
Australian entrepreneurs Justin Parfitt and Dean Kelly last week launched a new, experience-centred social media app, HeyLets. The app, which allows users to discover and share their favourite experiences, is set to transform the way we review online.
There is no question social media has made the world smaller, for better or for worse, and has completely changed how we get information. I speak personally as someone whose livelihood thrives on the rise of the blogger and the fall of conventional media, but I am confident, regardless of how plugged in you may be, nobody expected Facebook usage to help save the Philippines.