“But if you take that logic, you should consider life unfair, because the test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change, whether we are prepared for jobs that haven’t been created, to use technologies that haven’t been invented, to solve problems we just can’t anticipate today.”—Andreas Schleicher, Use data to build better schools
“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”—Leo Rosten
These are some features that, while possible in third-party applications, I believe should be integrated into the main Twitter product.
Read Later Sure, the favorite button does the trick, but I want my “favorites” to only be my favorite tweets. Instead, my “favorites” often turn out to be tweets I want to go back to when I’m on my laptop. A simple “read later” button that allowed me to create a queue of tweets to get back to would be an incredible value add for many power users. I don’t think this action should appear on the interaction tab for users.
I keep a diary, there, it’s out. I’ve loved Momento from the first time I opened it. It’s the perfect diary for a person like me, syncing my Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare feeds alongside my personal entries…so awesome.
Enough blog posts, enough tweets, enough signing up for every new startup, enough of all this consumption…it’s time to start creating (more).
I’m know I’m not alone in my ridiculous amount of consumption, looking around the average classroom at my university confirms that. Any student with a smartphone (the majority) is constantly texting, checking Twitter/Facebook, posting to Instagram/Pinterest, or playing a game (worst of all).
“Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.”—Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google
I’m sure many who know me, and my music tastes, are a bit surprised that I’m not giving my thoughts on Childish Gambino's Camp… This is for two reasons: 1) It can be summed up in one word: “AMAZING” 2) My friend Zach already did 10x what I could ever do here. With that, let’s talk about Take Care.
Take Care is Drake’s sophomore album which released November 15th. In a follow up to one of 2010’s biggest albums Thank Me Later, it was reasonable to expect the sophomore slump to grab a hold of Drake’s latest offering; it didn’t.
The past two weeks have been busy for me, but at the same time they’ve been extremely exciting. I recently joined on to Zaarly for the summer! I began my role as the company’s first intern on June 6th at their Kansas City headquarters. That’s less than two weeks ago…what could I have learned already, right? Well, I’m not so sure that was only two weeks ago… In fact, I’m pretty sure the company has done more than most companies do in a month in the past two weeks (with less than 20 full-time employees). Needless to say, it has been incredible to be a part of.
On Tuesday I was lucky enough to attend Think Big Kansas City downtown at the Kansas City Convention Center. I was lucky enough to win two $250 tickets to the event through a Twitter contest after having my eye on attending for a couple of months. I don’t want to get off on a tangent, but I’m amazed over and over by the opportunities that social media can give people to reach their goals and dreams with the unbelievable communication opportunities.
BOOM. Today, Square announced the future of commerce…or so I think. Then again, until this morning I was rather confident that Near Field Communication would be the future of the mobile payment ecosystem. Heck, I wrote a 10+ page report on NFC last semester, but in my eyes it has been +1’d.