In a feature on social media’s impact on our culture, The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash concludes his piece from CF’s techless meet-up at SXSW. Labash writes of participants, “iThumbs twitching, yearning to make contact with their newly amputated digital appendages. But for most, the old muscle memory of analog life gradually returns.” Read more here.
Of the four billion people globally who are affected by vision impairment, two and a half billion do not have access to corrective measures. DM News covers our collaboration with Essilor for the launch of the Vision Impact Institute, an organization that aggregates research on vision impairment and its economic impacts.
CreativeFeed is proud to be affiliated with Simon Dawlat, founder of AppGratis. The company started out by sending newsletters with daily deals and daily app picks. Today, the service has evolved to help developers get distribution in the App Store and help users discover cool, new apps through AppGratis’ own mobile app. Congrats to Simon – we can’t wait to see what he does next! Read more on Forbes.
South by Southwest (SXSW) traditionally allows attendees and the greater SXSW community to vote on potential panels and speakers. This year, a team at CreativeFeed threw their hat into the ring, and we are asking you to vote for us and persuade your friends and colleague to pick our panel.
“I am My Own Social Network” asks SXSW to disconnect at the most connected conference in the world. Like most of you, we are tired of the inexhaustible need to tweet and Instagram from every event we attend. At the ‘I am My Own Social Network’ event, attendees will hand in their mobile phones as soon as they join the meet up. They will not be able to mention in any conversation the company they work for, their start-up, or what they do for a living. After a 40-minute exercise, the group will discuss their social crutches and if they will change the way they approach the SXSW experience after the meet up.
To vote on the 2013 South by Southwest Panel Picker, visit http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/
· Click on “sign in” – it will also let you sign up to gain access to the Panel Picker
· Once you are on the Panel Picker page, search for “I am My Own Social Network”
· Vote and ask your friends and colleagues to do the same. All votes need to be in by August 31, 2012.
Our friend Lesley A. Martin examines the first photographic-image uploaded to the Internet in July of 1992: “They’re always semi-accidental and seemingly inconsequential at the time.”
“A valuable instrument for skeptics in our culture of disinformation?” There’s an app for that.
On the start-up, Kimera, contextualizing data, Service as a Software—and Internet as brain.
An iPhone, iPod, and iPad app that contains a playlist of 30 videos.
(via Promo News)
“The expertise we have in New York is well suited to the next generation of tech companies.”
Data Visualization of 2,400 technology, web, and telecom market capitalizations since 1980.
In five words: Obama, Clinton, Lucas, Bono, and more thank the late great.
This abandoned Paris metro station hosts a rather eerie, experiential advertising installation.
“The pace of technological change will not abate, and to think of our current time as a transition between two eras, rather than a continuum of change, is a mistake.” (More)
-Richard Gingras, Head of News Products at Google
Today being Social Micro day, it’s the day to consider Crowdfunding Social Video.
In March, mobile devices accounted for 10% of traffic and 6.6% of all sales. Time to optimize.
To promote Active Park Assist, a Ford Technology that helps dreadful drivers park their cars effortlessly, Ogilvy Paris installed a giant pinball over a free parking space and programmed the bumpers of the front and rear cars to act as flippers… But why reward the worst offender?
(via Street Planneur)