We held our ground. For nearly a year. It wasn't easy. Our daughter's increasing anxiety, her distress at being tagged "a nobody with no Instagram" forced us to take a closer look at what was actually going on. We had to look no further than our own middle school years.
At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...
Wanna know a secret? We're all just fighting for something we already have. Like looking for the pen that's tucked behind my own ear. I scan my page for "likes" in hopes of finding a sense of peace. To drown out the voice in my head. My voice.
I issue a challenge to the Mark Zuckerbergs, Donald Trumps and Phil Knights of the world: Will you step up to the plate and help children with cancer at least take a swing?
Whether we make billions or we make our living by begging, someone helps us get along, someone buys what we sell, someone throws their change in our bucket. Each of us is indebted to someone, everyday.
There is an argument that the Internet makes us smarter, makes us faster, makes us more connected; it also appears to be making us meaner; especially in the warren of social media.
When I turned 18 years old, I figured out what I wanted to do in my life. I'm 19 now, and I may not have all the answers to life, but I've certainly understood this notion that it's always best to find out who you want to be rather than what you want to be.
The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
Qe are not products, but rather social people who want to control how we share our lives and protect our privacy. As the Red Sea in social media parts, we are left to choose which side to swim in.
It was November 9, 2006. A few big-time entrepreneurs in attendance understood Mark's vision but believed they could beat or buy him. The rest were cheerily myopic. Their loss was my gain.
Last week, hundreds of millions of Facebook users received their very own Look Back videos, featuring images they posted over the years on Facebook ed...
Facebook isn't real or productive, it's just an advanced version of the electronic bulletin boards that have been around since the Internet dawned. Nobody on those old boards met their 'soul-mate' or bought a car; or paid their bills; or broadcasted their political opinions; or flamed each other for disagreeing.
The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.
Meca was very hesitant at first, especially as Anthony was an artist. As an accessory designer, Meca didn't think she wanted to date an abstract painter. "I don't date artists," she proclaimed. Soon they discovered that they were indeed soul mates.
Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.
Is it just or me, or does it seem that we only hear things about her that are, well, less than flattering? And why is that the case? Is it because of her relatively distinct position?