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Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

Facebook To Force You To Get A Second App For Messaging

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology

Enjoy chatting with your Facebook friends on your phone? Well if you'd like to continue to do so, you'll soon be forced to download an entirely separa...

Flying Cars or 140 Chars?

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

If even half of the engineers who built internet startups focused on "big problems," I guarantee we would have flying cars, not just 140 chars.

Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Facebook is still a go-to place for many things, such as wishing someone a happy birthday or stalking a crush. However, newer social apps make it easier, faster and more fun to capture and share fleeting moments -- sometimes anonymously.

Finding Success in Surrender

Ari Andersen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

"Once I decided I would be happy living in my truck, I was free." The man who said this to me never has to work again. He built a company from noth...

How College Officials Are Using Snapchat

Time | Posted 03.31.2014 | College

When thousands of anxious high school seniors finally find out whether they’ve been accepted at the colleges of their choice over the next few weeks...

Privacy's False Teeth and Promising Business Smile

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

As this dynamic continues to unfold, consumers will learn what companies truly offer the privacy and safety they seek. Those companies will have the opportunity to command large adoption and significant growth.

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Do Selfies Signal the Arrival of the Most Spoiled Generation in History?

Mario Almonte | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Mario Almonte

Get ready for a generation raised to believe that they are the center of the universe, who believe that everything they do is of immense interest to the rest of the world.

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

Diana Graber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:

How to Get Your Babysitter to Stop Texting, Sexting, and Tweeting on the Job

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt -- something many of us parents don't know how to deal with: constant texting, Instagramming, YouTube-watching, you name it. So how do you dole out the rules?

The Disappointing Contradictions of WhatsApp Being Acquired By Facebook

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

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.

WhatsApp With Facebook?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

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.

Don't Trust That Snapchat Smoothie

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology

Snapchat may have another security issue, but at least this one is delicious-looking (but still dangerous). On Monday, Wired's Joe Brown reported t...

Snapchat Responds To Security Hack That Can Crash Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Snapchat says it has addressed a vulnerability in the popular photo and video sharing app that could allow hackers to render an iPhone or Android devi...

This Might Be The Craziest (And Best) 'Flappy Bird' Clone Yet

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

The bird flaps no more, but that doesn't mean your frustration is over. With the blessing of "Flappy Bird" creator Dong Nguyen, one developer is t...

Tesla Comic Inspires STEM Learning

Ravé Mehta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Ravé Mehta

If we are to truly solve our energy crisis, then we must engage a lot more children today in learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With our current education system, we are going in the opposite direction.

Move Over Celebutantes and Twerkers, It's Time for a Ladylike Revolution

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Have you heard about the latest YouTube craze, subwoofer orgasm videos? Why bother with twerking and other provocative dance videos when girls are wil...

Why Snapchat Copycats Will Never Be the New Snapchat

Stephanie Yang | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

After building up an estimated 50 million users and receiving (and turning down) billion dollar offers from Facebook and Google, Snapchat is the thriving app everyone is talking about. It's the app that everyone wants to emulate. The problem is, they're doing it all wrong.

Facebook's Toying With A Radical New Idea: Letting You Be Anonymous

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.30.2014 | Technology

Through Facebook's decade-long history, one thing has been consistent: You had to use your real name to do anything on the website. But now, Mark Zuck...

MTV Figures Out The Rules Of Snapchatting A Crush

Posted 01.29.2014 | College

Want to text your crush? WAIT! You should Snapchat them first. MTV hosted a panel of Millennials to try to understand Snapchat and discovered that...

When Apps Get a Bad Rap

Diana Graber | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

I don't know about you, but restricting my kids from something they are already using or doing, especially without solid evidence of nefarious behavior on their part, is a parenting strategy that hasn't worked out particularly well for me.

5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Every generation of teens has its own unique set of trends including clothing and communication styles. Consider that this generation of teens seems to bare more skin than past generations. At least that's how it appears to me and to many many frustrated sets of parents.

Five Companies to Fear, Fondly

Mark Morford | Posted 03.19.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

Capitalism and really big money have colluded in all these companies -- and the Internet itself -- to induce a sea change so rapid it's less of a sea and more of a tsunami wrapped in Wikileaks disguised as Candy Crush Saga.