Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, you’ve seen the latest video to go viral, Look Up. Since its debut on April 25, the film aimed at getting people to unplug from social media and actually talk to each other has created quite a buzz online, with over 18 million hits so far. Ironic, don’t you think?
In the last few years we’ve seen many social networks appear, only to crash and burn. Think of MySpace, Ping, Friendster—even Google+ (seriously, it’s dead). The one that seems to always stick around is Facebook. With over 1 billion users, it’s definitely the social network that all the cool kids are using these days. But what do kids actually think of Facebook? Is it cool? You might think so, but you could be wrong.
After all the success the viral video on “how to be a Vancouverite” has had, I think it’s time time to expand the series with other major Canadian cities. After being born and raised in Edmonton, I vote the next in line should be “How to be an Edmontonian”.
We knew there’d be a 5C, in many colors. We knew there’d be a 5S. It’d come in white, black (sorry, granite), and a new gold option—aka champagne. The numbers are in, and it looks like the gold takes the win, selling out almost instantly. Who knew? Not Apple.
The one thing social media is good for is spreading info like wildfire—whether it’s true or not. The latest scare to hit the web is over Facebook Messenger. From now on if you want to get Facebook messages on your phone, you need a separate app. That’s not the bad news. It’s the Terms and Service that are freaking people out. Is Facebook Messenger really as bad as everyone thinks?
While many of you were busy counting down the minutes to a four-day weekend, Facebook gave us an Easter gift that’s better than chocolate—a new feature, called Nearby Friends! You’ll never guess what it does. That’s right, Facebook is making it easy for you to know how close your friends are, at all times!