A new tumblr was born.
… my office was all:
The vocabulary learning mobile app “Vocabador” is one of the winners of the Revolucionario Awards to be given on March 12 at SXSWi. (Facebook.com/Vocabador)
Are you ready for SXSW interactive in Austin?
With the the biggest meeting of entrepreneurs and digital media innovators in the world just around the corner, we wanted to share some big announcements regarding the Revolucionario Awards at the Social Revolución event — an event that Univision News is proud to be a part of.
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” —
Photo credit: Eastbaypen.org
Nir Eyal writes:
Increasingly, companies will become experts at designing user habits. Curated Web companies already rely on these methods. This new breed of company, defined by the ability to help users find only the content they care about, includes such white-hot companies as Pinterest and Tumblr. These companies have habit formation embedded in their DNA. This is because data collection is at the heart of any Curated Web business and to succeed, they must predict what users will think is most personally relevant.
Curated Web companies can only improve if users tell their systems what they want to see more of. If users use the service sparingly, it is less valuable than if they use it habitually. The more the user engages with a Curated Web company, the more data the company has to tailor and improve the user’s experience. This self-improving feedback loop has the potential to be more useful – and more addictive — than anything we’ve seen before.
Something to think about when you’re not obsessively updating Tumblr and Pinterest.
From the TED Blog:
Our true enemies, the enemies within, are our delusions.
On Fresh Air, UPenn communications professor Joseph Turow explains how companies are defining your worth online. (via nprfreshair)
Bonus rant: Digital privacy and what is happening to “our” data is something fundamental that we as a society are not paying a shred of the merited attention to — perhaps because we have such limited understanding of what the stakes are.
The battle over gay marriage in California could reach the Supreme Court. (Flickr: Damian Hopper)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that California’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Martin Luther King Jr.