In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations.
A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment.
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Facebook Camera has branding issues
The successful release of the Facebook Camera app two weeks ago marked the second major application launch by the social network focused on a singular feature. Joining Messenger, Camera allows users to enjoy functionality without the baggage of Facebook’s leviathan social networks as experienced through the iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web versions.
For the past few years, Facebook dominated the social network marketplace by absorbing every feature from all of its competitor. In doing so, it became the McDonalds of social networks. However, with mobile revolution, tactile input changes the way we interact online, and Facebook’s girth makes it unwieldy for tablets and smartphones in spite of experience-controlled applications.
At every corner now, there seems to be a niche mobile competitor.
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Episode 24 of the El Show was an unusual one. We decided to take a show and discuss happiness, whether or not we are happy, and how we have found this elusive emotion that everyone wants.
Here’s a breakdown of Episode 24:
- SxSW 2010: Geoff’s take on the spirit of the interactive juggernaut
- Richard’s vacation and how Miami is a nice relaxing time for him
- Happiness, how do we find it?
- Pleasure through work and sex/love: Is it happiness? If not, what is happiness in those work/critical life elements?
- Spiritual paths to happinesss
- And happiness in the future: What do we think it looks like?
Download or listen to the El Show Episode 24 today! Also available on iTunes!
Warning: Some serious cursing in the happiness episode ;)