Category: Social

Hyperlapse: Instagram’s First Standalone App You’ll Actually Want to Use

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Instagram has a new app out today. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises to help iPhone owners shoot smooth, professional-grade video clips. You can speed them up and make time-lapse footage, or chose a slower pace to see Instagram’s special image stabilization algorithms in action. To keep things steady, Hyperlapse relies on your iPhone’s gyroscope rather […]

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$15 million pours in from Ice Bucket Challenge

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Your Facebook timeline or Twitter are most probably flooded by ice and water. It’s the ALS ice bucket challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is more than just another chance for folks to flaunt themselves on social media. The ALS Association said Monday that it has received $15.6 million in […]

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The Evolution of the Adidas World Cup Soccer Ball

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Since the World Cup is around the corner, here’s a glimpse of the WC Soccer Ball evolution since 1970. 1970 Adidas Telstar The design most soccer fans know best, the Adidas Telstar, which has 12 black pentagons and 20 white hexagons, made its debut at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. 1974 Adidas Telstar Used […]

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Look Up – A Poem That Will Inspire You to Put Down Your Smartphone

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The video doesn’t demonize social media entirely, but rather encourages people to take a break from their online lives to experience real connections. As Turk says in the video, “Look up from your phone, shut down the display. Take in your surroundings, make the most of today. Just one real connection is all it can […]

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What could you buy for $19B, other than WhatsApp

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Facebook’s acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history. It dwarfs Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 — and even that was considered an astonishing number by many. Since $19 billion is a sum most of us can hardly comprehend […]

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Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

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The revamped tweet stream is also a departure from its signature look. There is a greater focus on photos and content cards. It moves away from a strictly vertical timeline too. Click the image below to enlarge. It’s common for Twitter to quietly test new features and design updates before tweaking or rolling it out […]

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