Upon first launching the app, you're immediately given the option to use a demo photo. The demo photos are portraits of individuals who may have exposed blemishes, hair on their faces, freckles or some other attribute that can be removed through the app.
I suggest starting with a demo photo, as it gives you a … Read more
Whenever I see a social-media expert, I bow.
Little do they know I'm doing it in the hope they don't recognize me. Otherwise, they'll regale me with their latest homilies -- I'm sorry, I mean theories -- about how to get more of, oh, something on social networks.
Social-media experts are today's witch doctors. They promise they have the requisite potion. All you have to do is believe.
The problem for many of them is that they are self-proclaimed experts/gurus/visionaries. Usually because they've bought themselves 10,000 Twitter followers from an Australian … Read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday released a newly revised policy statement that essentially calls out parents for being naive when it comes to the way and extent to which their kids use media today.
"This is the 21st century and they need to get with it," Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new policy and a University of New Mexico adolescent medicine specialist, told The Associated Press. "I guarantee you that if you have a 14-year-old boy and he has an Internet connection in his bedroom, he is looking at pornography."… Read more
When Mark Zuckerberg speaks, everyone listens. Not just because he happens to run the world's largest social network, but also because he has a tendency to let slip some of his personal philosophy on privacy, connection, and sharing at an ever-increasing pace.
That's why scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are listening to and recording everything he says and archiving it in The Zuckerberg Files, an online repository of the Facebook CEO's every public utterance.
The site has an academic purpose, but it's also concerned with playing the watchdog. "By gaining a better understanding of … Read more
Twitter on Friday unveiled its roadshow video, a recap of many of the highlights of seven years of being at the forefront of the world's most important events as well as a presentation of its value proposition.
The video is meant to make Twitter's business case as it prepares for its IPO, which is expected to happen sometime next month. Some have said it will take place on November 15. Twitter announced the pricing range for its shares yesterday, saying it expects they will sell for between $17 and $20 a share, raising up to $1.6 billion, … Read more
Tumblr has added a new search feature designed to make it much easier to find exactly what your looking for on site's more than 65 billion posts.
Tumblr said its search function has been rebuilt from "front to back," in a blog post announcing the new feature on Friday. The new search lets users input multiple tags to find a particular topic and searches based off of key words or phrases. For example, Tumblr said, "Searching for 'government shutdown' now returns posts tagged #government shutdown or that mention 'government shutdown.' Searching '#government shutdown' will limit the … Read more
commentary First, there was the dongle joke. Then came the stilettos.
To sum it up: A dude at a tech conference tweets a picture of a woman's feet in stilettos, and judges her to be brainless based on the fact that she is wearing said footwear. Predictably, outrage ensues.
This tweet was followed by many others accusing him of being sexist and just as superficial as he seemed to think this woman is. The whole "conversation" if you will, can be summed up as:
Dude at conference: Ew! Look at her shoes! WHAT AN IDIOT! Bunch of people on Internet: Scoff! Judging a woman for her attire? WHAT A SEXIST JERK!
Is he sexist? No. Well, I don't know the guy; maybe he is. But my guess is quite the opposite. I have a hunch Jorge Cortell, the man at the center of this particular fury-party, is a perfectly nice, equality-loving guy who thought damning high heels might help absolve women of feeling they need to wear them to impress the men who, by and large, still dominate this industry. … Read more
Twitter said Thursday that it has set the pricing for its initial public offering in the $17 to $20 range, which would value the company at as much as $11.1 billion.
The company also said that it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in cash with the offering. It plans on initially offering 70 million shares during the IPO, which is expected some time next month, and could raise that number as high as 80.5 million. That would value the company at up to $11.1 billion.
Twitter might be just days away from setting a price range for its much-anticipated initial public offering.
According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) on Thursday, Twitter could set a price range for the IPO within the next couple of days and could "price the deal," where it sets an exact price for shares at the IPO, as soon as November 6.
Once the company sets a price range for shares, it can begin shopping its IPO directly to investors. Twitter is expected go public sometime next month, possibly by November 15, and is seeking about $1 … Read more