Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
It’s no secret I’m a devout Apple fanboy. I love my iOS devices and share unpopular reponses when asked about BlackBerry and Android alternatives. As the mobile madness wars continue to heat up, my question is—why is everything going crazy?
Seriously. I thought it was a joke. I really did! It was funny—at first. Oh the silly stylist who approved the run-down beltless look for their disheveled spokesman. What were they thinking? But the joke didn’t end there. Oh no, it kept going, and going, and going. I don’t think I’ve seen a TV screen in the last 2 months without Joe McDumpsterdiver on it! Trivago’s crossed the line. It needs to go. Now.
Looks like Facebook has another new ‘feature’ to go alongside the likes of suggested friends, apps or ‘people you may know’—enter ‘rate this place’. Chances are if you’ve checked-in somewhere in the past, Facebook wants to know more. How would you rate that?
With the insane amount of content posted to the web daily, there’s a lot of crap out there. Then along came Upworthy. A curator of online content about “things that matter,” Upworthy stumbled upon a secret formula to drive traffic to a video. What’s the secret? Innate human curiosity.
When a new OS rolls out, there’s bound to be some bugs. Battery life seems to drain faster, iDevices randomly reboot on their own, status bars disappear. Since the launch of iOS7 last month, it looks like iMessage is the first app to fall victim to the new OS curse.
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?