The real problem is not that we're an addiction-addled culture of oversharers, though that may indeed be true. Instead, it's that we're a culture of complainers. We complain because it's in our nature, and we're more apt to complain than to do something about it.
I never know how to respond when people ask me if they should use Kickstarter to start their business. After all, I've seen just as many Kickstarter failures as I have successes.
Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.
As smartphone cameras continue to get better, mobile photography will amaze us even more. Social media has made us addicted to telling stories, and photos bring those stories to life.
As mobile continues to grow, it's clear it is the future of social media. Young users crave social media that is more specific to their needs, and offers basic functions that are mobile-friendly, a need which niche apps readily meet.
When everyone's going around the table announcing what they're thankful for in a few days, keep the fact I don't have Instagram in mind just in case you can't come up with anything else.
Without valuable, relevant and entertaining content to compliment the core "friend and family" experience on the platform, Facebook loses much of its value to the consumer and runs the risk of harming the user experience.
Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of Dos and Don'ts gives families a checklist all technology users should memorize -- grown-ups included.
Instagram has given me a platform to find the fun in food again. So go ahead and say I'm basic. Say that I've given in to mainstream media, and lost my originality. I think I've gained something that's more than worth it.
Educators who use social media should take the following steps to protect their online reputations and keep from making the kinds of mistakes that could end their teaching careers.
For Snapchat's large user base, personal finance will become more fun and instantly gratifying -- a perfect combination for Millennials.
Our audience looked shell-shocked although it was only the morning of day 2. Deer in the headlights-I think I was the only one in the room smiling. How could I lighten their load? This is not a funeral nor a death sentence I thought. 6 years later, has anything really changed?
My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.
A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a font of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
Sitting here on a frigid Philly afternoon, while the sun is streaming in through my windows, and the wind is gently stirring the trees, I am about to ...