“Flat design – the design community can’t stop talking about it.” Yes, and I’ve heard references to the new iOS7 that is coming out soon using flat design as well.
“Car and ride sharing are part of a small but growing segment of American transportation, as people particularly in urban areas turn to them for cost and convenience reasons.” Read full article here on GigaOm.
“One recent study on social media revealed that the average user has two social media accounts. While some users find pleasure in multiple networks, there are people who have found a single community they love and stick with, even when the temptations of a new social network arise.” Good article as we are all overwhelmed – at Mashable.
“Is there a reason Vine videos are exactly six seconds long? Yes, and it has a lot to do with high profile cases that almost destroyed hip hop music.” Article from GigaOm here. I do have Vine on my phone, but haven’t had a use for is. I didn’t even realize it was for mashups – interesting article with application.
“It is some credit to the world of TV that it now serves up shows that can serve as auxiliary worlds….binge watching breaks the linearity of having to watch TV on someone else’s terms.” Having entire seasons available to us, either captured as they are aired (so that we can watch them in a row) or being released all at once on Netflix (House of Cards, Arrested Development) makes the thought of watching one episode at a time and waiting for the next week seems so….2000. Article at Wired about “Binge Watching” here.
“The XBox One could have been the one true center of your TV universe that let you throw all those other boxes away.” According to Wired, as great good as it is, they missed the boat. A DVR, but only a game DVR, no actual TV DVR. Other misses as well. It still looks great though.
Can’t quite image how different it will be, but it does sound dramatically so. Article with expectations is here.