A Digital Day-off, Please?

I wish there was one day a week where society would have an agreed “time out” from social media. A day where I can go to brunch with my friends and not have to pause mid conversation whilst we all check in, Instagram our food, or pointlessly compare whether other people on Facebook are having a better morning. A marketing agency (Tecmark) found that the average person picks up their device 1,500 times a week, including checking email and Facebook...
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Twitter Changes Its Profile Design (Again)

This evening I jumped onto Twitter on my laptop and got this: If you are reading this in the future, this is what the old Twitter version looked like. It’s almost responsive, in that the “Who To Follow” right-hand column disappears at a reduced window screen. With a sneaky nod to Instagram, a greater emphasis has been placed on Photos and Videos, which have a newly dedicated tab. There’s also a new “tweets and replies” filter, where you can see only...
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Preserving your Instragram Photos

Printstagram

We no longer print photographs and collate them lovingly in albums like our parents did. Now we upload them to Facebook, where they often end up in an album languidly named “iOS Uploads”. It was with this thought in mind that I went in search for a more physical way to preserve my growing Instagram collection, and Printstagr.am is what I found. Can’t get enough of these cute mini-books: 50 Instagram photos in a random order in a wee booklet....
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“Caffe Sospeso” … Coffee as the new charity

Suspended coffee is a new concept arriving in cafes all over the world, and something I discovered last week whilst on holiday in Melbourne. Originating in Italy, the idea is that you can anonymously pre-pay for drinks that those in need can redeem later on. It is also a trend that has caught much attention online and has gone viral via social media. For a long time, society has been divided over whether it is appropriate to give money to beggars...
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