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Stop Capturing Moments And Start Living Them: 2 Powerful Videos That Will Make You Want To Deactivate Your “Anti”-Social Networks

Tuesday 09.30.2014 , Posted by
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The internet has certainly connected people more than ever before, but our social networks are also making some of us more anti-social to the people in the physical realm of our lives. In this first video, called ASPIRATIONAL, by Matthew Frost, Kirsten Dunst stars as herself in a realistic short with 2 starstruck millenials. Driving past the celebrity, 2 Generation Y girls stop their car to hop out and take some selfies, but it is evident they are more concerned with the Instagram likes they will receive than the fact that they just met a famous actress. They have nothing to say to her and although they are sharing the same space in the universe, they only look at her through the phone screen in selfie mode while they are interacting. This scene is a regular occurrence and people are starting to get fed up with the narcissistic society created by social networks, including Prince Ea, who does an impressive spoken word poem on the subject in the second video. [Read more…]

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Where Did My Tweet Go? 3D Chart of Your Twitter Reach

Friday 03.23.2012 , Posted by

What happens when you send out a tweet into the wilds of the internet? Does it soar to the heights of Twitter stardom or bomb with nary a retweet? Even now, it’s pretty difficult to see with any certainty information about your 140 character message: like who you’ve reached, the number of retweets after it’s left your direct circle of connections or how large that group actually is. Now, along with a few other projects, Where Did My Tweet Go? is planning to soon offer a solution that is as functional as it is visually attractive. [Read more…]

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A New Map of the Worlds Social Networks

Friday 06.17.2011 , Posted by

This up to date, June 2011 map of the worlds most popular social networks shows a sweeping growth of blue… you guessed it: Facebook. Since creator Vincenzo Cosenza’s initial June 2009 map, network after network have fallen to Mark Zuckerburg’s social giant. Based on data from Alexa and Google Trends for Websites these maps reflect the current domination by Facebook in 119 of the 134 countries analyzed. Check out the animated image below for a play by play of social network history. [Read more…]

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