“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”
Source: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing
Sad. Very sad. . At least the article admits that Facebook is obsolete.
Facebook will help marketers show ads to non-Facebook users who visit websites and applications in its Audience Network ad network.
Source: Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ
There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.
Someone must develop a platform that whitelists websites that do not use Facebook cookies and plugins to track you.
Long Island state parks will offer beach lovers, swimmers, campers, hikers and boaters a bounty of new menus this summer along with improved playgrounds and bathhouses…
Source: LI state parks offer new amenities, menus – but you must log in to read the entire article! (But I reposted it here)
People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the(ir) world.
Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?
Source: The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET
I have to admit, I never really had the urge to get the Apple Watch. Kind of glad I didn’t. This was a fun read.