“We’re all the same company. It’s all about finding the right balance together—understanding what makes Instagram Instagram, but also understanding how Instagram is part of Facebook.”
1. I had become obsessed with The Information.
2. I shared too much.
3. I was addicted to myself.
4. I forsook the benefits of the Industrial Age.
"The greatest gift I gave myself was a restored appreciation for disengagement, silence, and emptiness. I don’t need to fill every time slot with an appointment, and I don’t need to fill every mental opening with stimulus."
First lady Michelle Obama has jumped on the social media bandwagon with her new Instagram account.
The question is, can she rock the web as hard as Hillary Clinton?
[Image: Huffington Post]
Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio: Wife, mom, lawyer, women & advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US, Senator, SecState, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…
In these 159 characters, Clinton proudly showcases her past, present, and future. She shares a bit of personal and a bit of professional experience, and she tops it off with humor and a timely tease (TBD).
Here are a few things that you should avoid when putting together your bio:
1. Don’t use the world ninja.
2. Don’t forget to link.
3. Don’t leave your bio blank.
4. Don’t depend on disclaimers.
“The last thing we want is to plop in banner ads.”
“I love my devices and services, and I love being connected to the global hive mind. I am neither a Luddite nor a hermit, but I am more aware of the price we pay: lack of depth, reduced accuracy, lower quality, impatience, selfishness, and mental exhaustion, to name but a few. In choosing to digitally enhance, hyperconnect, and constantly share our lives, we risk not living them…”
Here’s more about #unplugging.
“There were movies, there were food trucks, there were friends, there was mulled wine. There was brief consideration of a mulled-wine food truck. Above all, there was an expansion of sensations and ideas.”
“Perhaps because I wasn’t always getting updates on events happening in faraway places, I focused on the world around me, especially nearby Vanderbilt Avenue, which turns out to be quite a place, especially for food. Late one night, I entered a restaurant called Cornelius, lured by large-print signs in the window advertising meat. Whiskey. Oysters. I could not resist.”
“I bought a bicycle. Turns out it’s easier to ride the thing when you’re not trying to simultaneously check your Twitter.”
Foursquare’s new Time Machine feature lets you visualize your check-in history in infographic form.
“Hashtags on Facebook are just a first step. We’ll be rolling out more features in the coming weeks and months that make it even easier to discover and participate in conversations about shared interests on Facebook.”
…had it not been for social media, the government would likely have succeeded in hiding the protests from many Turks. Turkey is a country that jails more journalists than Iran, and it is hardly surprising that the mainstream Turkish media, which has been additionally co-opted by the authorities through financial measures, broadcast pictures of beauty contests and cooking shows for several days while parts of Istanbul and other cities were blanketed with tear gas.
“On Friday [May 31] I saw on Facebook that there were riots, and I came here [to the center of Istanbul],” a 29-year old teacher named Ulas said in a bar near Taksim Square. “There were many people and we fought them [the police] all night. But on Saturday I spoke to some of my friends here in Istanbul, and they had no idea what was going on. One, a leftist, was at the zoo. This is because they were watching penguin documentaries on the mainstream channels.”
[Photos by Victor Kotsev for Fast Company]