This newsletter shares a sign of the times in the world of brands, culture & tech. Please read it 🐌, it’ll be worth your time.
Even though these mailings don’t hold up to a strict rhythm anymore, they still come with the same intent; enrich you with things on life worth knowing and things on time well spent. And so issue #55 came just when it should. Enjoy.
Read this if you are interested in the future of social media. I personally am particularly interested in how these one on one/messenger communication will evolve aside from having a valuable (read: real news) feed from friends and peers.
This is being further discussed (from a Facebook perspective) in this interview with Mr. Facebook.
Outside Facebook you see companies like Arena and Earth Today exploring the concept of being a social network. If you have any other interesting examples or must reads on this, please share. Thanks!
If you care to read more on the topic above, but from a designers perspective, I advise you to read this article. It clearly explains what the designer’s role could (should) be in the race of our attention and the place of technology in our lives.
Technology should be there when you need it, invisible when you don’t. It would be much better than what we believe today: There when you need it, incessantly begging you to come back when you don’t.